Story

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

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen

Cast

Jane FondaBree Daniel
Donald SutherlandJohn Klute
Charles CioffiPeter Cable
Roy ScheiderFrank Ligourin
Dorothy TristanArlyn Page
Rita GamTrina

  • Genre: Mystery Movies
  • Director: Alan J. Pakula
  • Producer: Warner Brothers
  • Length: 114 min
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaJun 25, 1971
    JapanOct 17, 1971
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
    Europe18
    AustraliaM
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaFeb 5, 2002
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