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Klute -- A high-priced call girl is forced to depend on a reluctant private eye when she is stalked by a psychopath.
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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Release Date:
25 June 1971 (USA) See more »
One man is missing. Two girls lie dead. ...and someone breathing on the other end of the phone. [USA Theatrical] See more »
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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"Klute" is a terrific showcase for its leading lady, but it isn't much as a thriller... See more (112 total) »


  (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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114 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:18 | Australia:M | Canada:18A | Canada:14+ (Ontario) | Finland:K-16 | France:Unrated | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:12 (re-rating) | Netherlands:18 (original rating) (1972) | 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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Bree's audition piece is from Saint Joan by George Bernard Shaw.See more »
Continuity: When Donald Sutherland writes notes on the legal pad about who the killer might be, it is not his hand but a double who has veinless, pudgy, black haired hands.See more »
Bree Daniel:What's your bag, Klute? What do you like? Are you a talker? A button freak? Maybe you like to get your chest walked around with high heeled shoes. Or make 'em watch you tinkle. Or maybe you get off wearing women's clothes. Goddamned hypocrite squares!
John Klute:Okay...
Bree Daniels:I hope this doesn't make my cold any worse.
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23 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
"Klute" is a terrific showcase for its leading lady, but it isn't much as a thriller..., 16 March 2006
Author: moonspinner55 from las vegas, nv

Permeated by a kind of haughty, stoned decadence, Alan J. Pakula's "Klute" concerns a sexy, shaggy prostitute in N.Y.C. who is the only real link to a missing family man from suburbia; a close friend of the man asserts himself as detective on the case, and after questioning the girl and trailing her, he finds himself drawn to her. Billed as a mystery-thriller, "Klute" is more of a dramatic character study, with preconceived plot threads devised by two screenwriters who can barely keep their secrets from spilling out. The final moments which piece the story together don't ring true (starting about the time Jane Fonda attacks Donald Sutherland and runs out into the street), but until then it's a dandy show-piece for Fonda, who gives an Oscar-winning performance. The ins-and-outs of the hooker-biz aren't really explored, but we get all we need just by listening to Fonda's dialogue (her complaints to her psychiatrist, her need for Sutherland's companionship) and by seeing her living alone in her apartment. For the actress, it's stellar work; for director Pakula, it's a bit thin around the edges. ***1/2 from ****

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