An ambitious reporter gets in way-over-his-head trouble while investigating a senator's assassination which leads to a vast conspiracy involving a multinational corporation behind every event in the worlds headlines.
Alan J. Pakula
Ella Connors is a single woman who gets pressured to sell her failing cattle farm to her corrupt ex suitor, Jacob Ewing. She asks for help from her neighbor, Frank Athearn. As Ella and ... See full summary »
After she's been attacked in her apartment, Cathy starts reliving the event in her dreams. She seeks help at a sleep disorder research center, but in doing so she encounters some unexpected... See full summary »
The loons are back again on Golden Pond and so are Norman Thayer, a retired professor, and Ethel who have had a summer cottage there since early in their marriage. This summer their ... See full summary »
The two brothers Treat and Philip lived alone since they were kids. Interdependent they dwell in a loft house and live on little thefts, until an aging minor criminal moves in with them and takes over the role of a father.
Alan J. Pakula
Six months after the disappearance of Tuscarora, PA businessman Tom Gruneman, his boss, Peter Cable, and his wife, Holly Gruneman, hire Tom's best friend, private detective John Klute to find out what happened to Tom, as the police have been unable to do so, and despite John having no expertise in missing persons cases. The only lead is a typewritten obscene letter Tom purportedly sent to Manhattan actress/model/call girl Bree Daniel, who admits to having received such letters from someone, and since having received several obscene telephone calls as well. The suggestion/belief is that Tom was one of Bree's past johns, although she has no recollection of him when shown his photograph. Bree tricking is more a compulsion than a financial need. In their initial encounters, John and Bree do whatever they can to exert their psychological dominance over the other, especially as Bree initially refused to even speak to him. Despite their less than friendly start, they embark on a personal ... Written by
Composer Michael Small said that Pakula referred to the main theme of the score as "the siren call". See more »
Bree's surname is inconsistent (Daniel or Daniels) throughout the entire movie. The end credits read Daniel. See more »
I was just finishing up some work here. I used to be a photographer, you know... before I got into publishing.
He knows you're a pimp, Frankie. He knows you were my pimp.
Excuse me... Bree, would you mind waiting outside?
I always respected Bree. I want to make something clear: you know, I don't go to a woman. A woman comes to me. *Her* choice.
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Alan Pakula created one of his most memsmerizing and hauntingly beautiful pieces with this film. The love affair between Donald Sutherland and Jane Fonda is nothing less than one of the most realistic and touching developments put onto film. Watch this movie for just one scene and you'll be amazed - when the 2 principals shop for fruit, watch how he selects a melon, and when Sutherland casually puts his hand on Fonda - it's enough to send shivers down the spine of any woman. This is when we see that great acting is an art too subtle to define and limit with categorical definitions
it simply IS art.
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