Alan J Pakula (1971)

X Certificate


Our Score
Jane Fonda deservedly won the best actress Oscar for her performance in this exceptional adult thriller from director Alan J Pakula (All the President's Men). She takes a remarkably cool walk on the wild side as a call girl stalked by a homicidal maniac. Donald Sutherland is on top form, too, playing the gentle small-town detective who teaches her the difference between love and sex as he closes in on the killer. There's nail-biting suspense in spades, thanks to the atmospheric cinematography of Godfather cameraman Gordon Willis.


A private detective investigates the disappearance of a scientist in New York, but finds his only lead is a prostitute with a tenuous connection to the missing man - and his attempts to gain her help are soon hampered by shadowy figures intent on silencing her. Alan J Pakula's thriller, starring Donald Sutherland, Roy Scheider and an Oscar-winning Jane Fonda.

Cast & Crew

Bree Daniels Jane Fonda
John Klute Donald Sutherland
Peter Cable Charles Cioffi
Lieutenant Trask Nathan George
Frank Ligourin Roy Scheider
Arlyn Page Dorothy Tristan
Trina Rita Gam
Psychiatrist Vivian Nathan
Mr Goldfarb Morris Strassberg
Actor's agent Anthony Holland
Sugarman Richard B Shull
Goldfarb's secretary Jean Stapleton
Momma Reese Shirley Stoler
Director Alan J Pakula
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Warner Bros Pictures LtdGuidance: Violence, swearing, sex scenes and nudity. Available on: video