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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:
Creepy, defining classic of the 70's See more (102 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:
The scene with the psychiatrist was mostly ad-libbed. Pakula used just one camera and later said he should have used two as Vivian Nathan's reactions were much more interesting in the takes where the camera focused on Jane Fonda.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Bree and Klute return to Bree's apartment from the market, the phone rings. Klute lifts the receiver halfway through the third ring whereupon the sound of the bell abruptly cuts off (rather than resonate a couple of seconds as it did during the first two rings), revealing the phone's ring as a studio recording.See more »
Quotes:
Bree Daniel:[voiceover] I have no idea what's going to happen. I... I just can't stay in this city, you know? Maybe I'll come back. You'll probably see me next week.
[end credits roll]
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Stardust: The Bette Davis Story (2006) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
We Gather TogetherSee more »

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10 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Creepy, defining classic of the 70's, 15 February 2004
Author: dhalgren74 from Tampa, Florida

Accented throughout by the late Michael Small's unsettling piano-&-stoned-soprano soundtrack, "Klute" is one of the defining films of the 1970's. Fonda plays an NYC call girl named Bree Daniels attempting to break free from her sordid past who is being stalked by an ex-john into S&M sex. Sutherland is her hero John Klute, a very decent guy from Pennsylvania who works as a private investigator looking for a missing man who may have been this very client. Naturally, they fall in love, but it is an often brutal experience emotionally because Bree is a cold-hearted tart who has been in the business so long she is incapable of having an orgasm. Jane is phenomenal throughout, including her sessions with a psychiatrist (which have the feel of pure improv) and auditioning for a play (I thought she was pretty good) and Sutherland lends solid support, even if his face remains pretty much poker.

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