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Alan J. Pakula

Director, Actor

KluteKlute (1971) Recommended
Dir. Alan J. Pakula
Feat. Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland, Charles Cioffi
A genuine psychological thriller that won Jane Fonda an Oscar for her brilliant portrayal of a New York call–girl who is the focus of a missing…
Parallax View, TheParallax View, The (1974) Recommended
Dir. Alan J. Pakula
Feat. Warren Beatty, Hume Cronyn, Paula Prentiss
Intelligent, stylish paranoia thriller with Warren Beatty as a renegade reporter investigating an unfolding political conspiracy involving a covert…
All the President's MenAll the President's Men (1976) Recommended
Dir. Alan J. Pakula
Feat. Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford
Chilling account of events that led to the publicising of the Watergate scandal, as uncovered by two reporters. A key film of the 1970s.
Comes A HorsemanComes A Horseman (1978)
Dir. Alan J. Pakula
Feat. Jane Fonda, James Caan, Richard Farnsworth
An unusual attempt to transfer the grand mythos of the Western to a latterday setting, with Fonda playing a ranch boss, who mixes it up with a cousin…
Starting OverStarting Over (1979) Aro Favourite
Dir. Alan J. Pakula
Feat. Burt Reynolds, Jill Clayburgh, Candice Bergen
James L. Brooks scripted this classic breakup comedy with Burt Reynolds and Jill Clayburgh (fresh off AN UNMARRIED WOMAN) as divorcees trying to get…
Sophie's ChoiceSophie's Choice (1982)
Dir. Alan J. Pakula
Feat. Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline
Master of many accents Meryl Streep won an Oscar for her role as a European refugee of the Nazi death–camps whose uneasy relationship with…
OrphansOrphans (1987)
Dir. Alan J. Pakula
Feat. Albert Finney, Matthew Modine
Two delinquents attempt to rob a gangster, but tables turn to a point where he becomes their friend and mentor. Powerhouse drama.
Presumed InnocentPresumed Innocent (1990)
Dir. Alan J. Pakula
Feat. Harrison Ford, Brian Dennehy, Raul Julia
Scott Turow's best seller is faithfully adapted here with Harrison Ford cast as the D.A. who finds himself accused of the rape and murder of a…
Consenting AdultsConsenting Adults (1993)
Dir. Alan J. Pakula
Feat. Kevin Kline, Kevin Spacey, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
Kevin Kline becomes spooked by his high–living neighbour (Kevin Spacey) who's into such things as insurance scams and wife–swapping. His…
Pelican Brief, ThePelican Brief, The (1993)
Dir. Alan J. Pakula
Feat. Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington
Julia Roberts mugs through this leaden adaptation of John Grisham's novel as a genius law student whose thesis about two top–level…

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