An visually awesome thriller with a great performance from Jane Fonda.
Klute is a 1971 film which tells the story of a prostitute who assists a detective in solving a missing persons case. It stars Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland, Charles Cioffi and Roy Scheider. The movie was written by Andy Lewis and Dave Lewis and directed by Alan J. Pakula.
Klute was the first installment of what informally came to be known as Pakula's "paranoia trilogy." The other two films in the trilogy are The Parallax View (1974) and All The President's Men (1976).
The film includes a cameo appearance by Warhol Superstar actress Candy Darling, and another by All in the Family costar Jean Stapleton. The music was composed by Michael Small.
Jane Fonda won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the film.
The film begins with the disappearance of Pennsylvania executive Tom Gruneman. The police reveal that an obscene letter was found in Gruneman's office. It was addressed to a prostitute in New York City named Bree Daniels (Fonda), who had received several similar letters...