Klute (1971) USA
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Director:Alan J. Pakula
Studio:Turner Home Ent
Producer:David Lange
Writer:David P. Lewis
Rating:4.5 (48 votes)
Date Added:2009-07-14
Purchased At:DVD Pacific
Purchased On:2009-07-14
Picture Format:Anamorphic Widescreen
Aspect Ratio:2.35:1
Sound:Dolby Digital 1.0
Languages:English, French
Subtitles:English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Japanese, Georgian, Chinese, Thai
Alan J. Pakula  ...  (Director)
David P. Lewis  ...  (Writer)
Jane Fonda  ...  
Donald Sutherland  ...  
Charles Cioffi  ...  
Roy Scheider  ...  
Dorothy Tristan  ...  
Gordon Willis  ...  Cinematographer
Carl Lerner  ...  Editor
Summary: Jane Fonda came into her own with this Oscar-winning performance as an insecure high-class call girl who can't make it as a legitimate actress or model yet can't give up her addiction. She loves the control too much. But when she's stalked by a killer, she's forced to confront the darker aspects of her nature and profession. It's a complex and authentic performance and Fonda plays it cool and smart. Typical of early '70s films, "Klute" peels away social inhibition and hypocrisy with precision and candor. It's also typical of director Alan J. Pakula's intelligence and ability to work so well with actors. Donald Sutherland plays John Klute, the vulnerable detective trying to determine if his missing friend is the stalker and sexual deviant. This is the kind of moody, character-driven film so many of us miss today, even if the plot is pure hokum. "--Bill Desowitz"