Klute script
Klute (1971)
Synopsis: Klute is a 1971 American crime-thriller film directed and produced by Alan J. Pakula, written by Andy and Dave Lewis, and starring Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland, Charles Cioffi, and Roy Scheider. It tells the story of a high-priced prostitute who assists a detective in solving a missing person case. Klute is 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).

CAMERA pulls back inside window to Klute staring

outside, as if still pondering the fate of Tom

Grunemann. The group in the office includes ROSS

(holding a report), TRASK, a New York detective,

Cable, and the plant director, STREIGER.

ROSS:

-- has disclosed no evidence of

crime or criminal intent within the

jurisdiction of this bureau, and

since subject Thom --

CABLE:

(turns sharply,

interrupts)

It's been almost a year! Tom

Grunemann's been missing for a

year. And all the FBI has to offer

is a report that must bore even

you.

ROSS:

(restraint)

Well sir.

STREIGER:

Are you closing the case?

ROSS:

No sir, we don't state that. We're

countin --

CABLE:

But you don't find it worth much

effort.

ROSS:

(injured dignity)

Well Mr. Cable, you've got me here

from the Bureau. You got Lieutenant

Trask here from New York

representing his department and I

don't frankly consider --

STREIGER:

(moderating, suggesting)

Why couldn't you ever find out

anything from the girl?

ROSS:

(refers the question)

Trask --

TRASK:

(summarizes from notes)

We first hold her under

surveillance expectin your boy

Grunemann to show up there. Didn't.

Then we bagged -- we arrested her

on a CP charge, convicted, two

month's women's city prison, offer

to reduce sentence, she cooperated.

(counts)

Four interrogations. She thought

she remembered Grunemann -- from

those letters from before, she made

that connection -- but she hadn't

seen him since and couldn't

identify his photograph and she --

STREIGER:

Why not?

TRASK:

Oh a good call girl, she'll turn

six-seven hundred tricks a year.

The faces get blurred.

(resumes)

And since then, recent months,

she's reported several, you know,

incidents:
like breather calls,

anonymous phone calls, also

somebody maybe following her,

watching her, things like that. So

it's I guess you could say,

conceivable Grunemann's still

around there, just hangin around

her, spooking her. But you know,

that --

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