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Alternate Versions Some network TV versions omit six minutes' worth of footage, including a scene where Klute (Donald Sutherland) finds the clue that leads him to the murderer.
Klute is a 1971 American neo-noir crime thriller film directed and produced by Alan kula, written by Andy and Dave Lewis, and starring Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland, Charles Cioffi, and Roy e film follows a high-priced call girl who assists a detective in solving a missing persons case.
Sutherland’s character is Detective John Klute, assigned to investigate the disappearance of a colleague in connection to call girl Bree Daniels (Fonda) and critics and viewers for years have wrestled with why the film would be named for Sutherland’s character in the first place.
Donald Sutherland's performance as detective John Klute is so understated that it is easy to miss how well he moments, you see the hunger he has in his eyes for Bree; at others, e scene where he returns tape recordings, she tries to demean him by seeing if he'd been seduced by the big city.
Sutherland is fantastic as Klute in his subtle performance as the likable detective therland wields an undeniable presence, his large glaring eyes transfixed upon his subject, he observes everything quietly. I have to mention Roy Scheider is in Klute as a seedy New York pimp! He’s delightful to watch as always in this villainous turn.
Sutherland was married to Lolita actress Shirley Douglas at the time and even had a set of twins with ever, at the time, Sutherland was seen opposite Fonda in the thriller Klute, and their on-screen romance began to move off-screen as well. “We’d already been cast but had not started shooting,” he tells Rolling Stone.
Their guests include Tom's colleague Peter Cable (Charles Cioffi) and Tom's friend/policeman John Klute (Donald Sutherland). Soon after, Tom Gruneman disappears without a trace and the police perform an ey find an obscene letter to Bree Daniels at Gruneman's office in his desk.
Sutherland rose to fame after starring in films including The Dirty Dozen (1967), M*A*S*H (1970), Kelly's Heroes (1970), Klute (1971), Don't Look Now (1973), Fellini's Casanova (1976), 1900 (1976), The Eagle Has Landed (1976), Animal House (1978), Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), Ordinary People (1980), and Eye of the Needle (1981).