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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)
Contact:
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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 6 wins & 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
"Are you a button freak?" 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)

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 »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:M | Canada:18A | Canada:14+ (Ontario) | Finland:K-16 | France:Unrated | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:12 (re-rating) | 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)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
According to Donald Sutherland, the time the lightning took up was immense. The actors rehearsed usually from 7 to 9 AM, then returning to their trailers and usually waiting for noon or 1 PM before shooting started.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:
Soundtrack:
We Gather TogetherSee more »

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46 out of 73 people found the following review useful.
"Are you a button freak?", 24 September 1999
Author: Canino-4 from Roseville, Ca

What an awesome film. A good movie to contrast this with, is the film "Devil's Own". Both were directed by the late, great Alan J. Pakula, but were products of vastly different quality. You couldn't pick up a paper, and not read about how much Harrison Ford and Brad Pitt hated each other, and the end product suffered because of it. You had the core of a good movie torn apart, because the Pitt part, and the Ford part didn't co-exist.

No Such problem with "Klute". Here, all the pieces fit together. Scheider's suave, non-chalant pimp, Sutherland's lonely, enigmatic pseudo-gumshoe, and Fonda's basket case call girl all fit wonderfully. In fact, there are no slackers in this cast. Michael Small's creepy score also deserves mention, as does Pakula's masterful use of gritty, realistic New York City.

It's almost depressing to watch the raw talent at work in films like "Klute". Nowadays, films are so much the result of magazine polling, and the ever-present bottom line. It's true, we still have independent films, but even they are getting co-opted by big money. Still, I suppose there still are the John Sayles' of the world holding out. God bless 'em.

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