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Klute -- A small-town detective searching for a missing man has only one lead: a connection with a New York prostitute.

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Director:
Writers:
Andy Lewis (written by) and
David E. Lewis (written by)
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Release Date:
25 June 1971 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
One man is missing. Two girls lie dead. ...and someone breathing on the other end of the phone. [USA Theatrical] See more »
Plot:
A small-town detective searching for a missing man has only one lead: a connection with a New York prostitute. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 5 wins & 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A Classic Film-Noir With Awesome Performance of Jane Fonda See more (96 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jane Fonda ... Bree Daniel

Donald Sutherland ... John Klute
Charles Cioffi ... Peter Cable

Roy Scheider ... Frank Ligourin

Dorothy Tristan ... Arlyn Page
Rita Gam ... Trina
Nathan George ... Trask
Vivian Nathan ... Psychiatrist
Morris Strassberg ... Mr. Goldfarb
Barry Snider ... Berger
Betty Murray ... Holly Gruneman
Jane White ... Janie Dale
Shirley Stoler ... Momma Reese
Robert Milli ... Tom Gruneman
Anthony Holland ... Actor's Agent
Fred Burrell ... Man in Hotel
Richard B. Shull ... Sugarman (as Richard Shull)
Mary Louise Wilson ... Producer in Adv. Agency
Marc Malvin ... Asst. Prod. in Adv. Agency
Rosalind Cash ... Pat

Jean Stapleton ... Goldfarb's Secretary
Jan Fielding ... Psychiatrist's Secretary
Antonia Rey ... Mrs. Vasek
Robert Ronan ... Director in Little Theatre
Richard Russell Ramos ... Asst. Dir. in Little Theatre (as Richard Ramos)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jerome Collamore ... Custodian (uncredited)

Candy Darling ... Discotheque Patron (uncredited)

Kevin Dobson ... Man at Bar (uncredited)

Veronica Hamel ... Model (uncredited)

Richard Jordan ... Man kissing Jane Fonda in night club (uncredited)
Margaret Linn ... Evie (uncredited)
Tony Major ... Bill Azure (uncredited)

Harry Reems ... Discotheque Patron (uncredited)
Joe Silver ... Dr. Spangler (uncredited)

Sylvester Stallone ... Discotheque Patron (uncredited)
Ellen Stretton ... Woman at Bar (uncredited)
Lee Wallace ... Nate Goldfarb (uncredited)
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Directed by
Alan J. Pakula 
 
Writing credits
Andy Lewis (written by) and
David E. Lewis (written by) (as Dave Lewis)

Produced by
C. Kenneth Deland .... executive associate producer
David Lange .... co-producer
Alan J. Pakula .... producer
 
Original Music by
Michael Small 
 
Cinematography by
Gordon Willis (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Carl Lerner 
 
Casting by
Alixe Gordin 
 
Art Direction by
George Jenkins 
 
Set Decoration by
John Mortensen 
 
Costume Design by
Ann Roth (costumes designed by)
 
Makeup Department
Irving Buchman .... makeup artist (as Irving Buckman)
Bob Grimaldi .... hairdresser
Paul McGregor .... hair styles by: Miss Fonda's (as Paul Macgregor)
 
Production Management
Ed Fay .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William C. Gerrity .... assistant director (as William Gerrity)
Dwight Williams .... dga trainee (uncredited)
 
Art Department
John Jay Moore .... assistant art director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Christopher Newman .... sound (as Chris Newman)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Chapman .... camera operator
Sherman Kunkel .... camera operator (uncredited)
Gary Muller .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Robert Willoughby .... special still photographer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Irene Bowers .... assistant film editor
Angelo Corrao .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Michael Small .... conductor
Harry Bluestone .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Dennis Budimir .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Conte Candoli .... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Victor Feldman .... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Michael Melvoin .... co-conductor (uncredited)
Larry Muhoberac .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Richard Nash .... musician: trombone (uncredited)
Emil Richards .... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Tom Scott .... musician: woodwinds (uncredited)
Bud Shank .... musician: woodwinds (uncredited)
Jack Sheldon .... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Louie Shelton .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Sally Stevens .... vocalist (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Barbra Bjorkman .... script supervisor
Guy Bourdin .... Alexandra Head by
Arthur Eckstein .... title sequences
Mary Hughes .... production assistant
Mary Cross .... double (uncredited)
Ralph S. Singleton .... production assistant (uncredited)
Bill Stern .... publicist (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Call Girl" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
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Runtime:
114 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:M | Canada:18A | Canada:14+ (Ontario) | Finland:K-16 | France:Unrated | Iceland:16 | Norway:15 | Norway:16 (1971) | Peru:18 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:M18 | Sweden:11 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:18 (tv rating) | UK:18 (video rating) (1988) | USA:R (MPAA rating: certificate #22023) | West Germany:18 (original rating)

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Trivia:
Klute was only the second film score for Michael Small, who said that Pakula took a big risk here to work with an unknown composer.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The amount of tape in the take up reel of Klute's tape recorder when he stops it and rewinds while talking on the phone with Trask.See more »
Quotes:
Bree Daniels:[having sex with a john] Oh my angel! Oh my angel!See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in "Biography: The Fondas" (2004)See more »
Soundtrack:
We Gather TogetherSee more »

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22 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
A Classic Film-Noir With Awesome Performance of Jane Fonda, 6 October 2005
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In Pennsylvania, when his old friend, the laboratory engineer Tom Gruneman (Robert Mili), vanishes, detective John Klute (Donald Sutherland) is hired by Tom's colleague Peter Cable (Charles Cioffi) to search for him. The unique lead is an obscene letter written by Tom to a call-girl in New York called Bree Daniels (Jane Fonda), and Klute moves to the Apple city to investigate the disappearance of Tom. Klute blackmails Bree to help him to find other prostitutes that might have been with Tom using some tapes of her phone calls that he had secretly recorded. They realize that some is stalking Bree, while Klute falls in love for Dress, and she has some sort of feeling that she can not understand for him.

In 1971, Jane Fonda was a muse worshiped by many teenagers like me, and I was particularly following her work through the sexy and cult sci-fi "Barbarella" and "They Shoot Horses, Don't They", an excellent adaptation of Horace McCoy's novel of the same name that had impressed me a lot. "Klute" was considered erotic in those times and the scene where Dree fakes an orgasm while looking at her watch was a sensation. Later I saw this movie many times on VHS, and now I have just bought the DVD.

"Klute" is really a classic film-noir, one of my favorite movies ever, with an engaging story with thriller, crime and romance, magnificent direction and stunning performances of Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland in the role of very believable characters. Jane Fonda deserved the Oscar perfectly playing a very complex character, strong and insensitive with her clients, fragile and confused with love. It is amazing how this movie has not aged and how much I like it every time I see it. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "Klute, O Passado Condena" ("Klute, the Past Condemns")

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