The Two Jakes



This sequel to the classic Chinatown finds private detective Jake Gittes still haunted from the events of the first film. Hired by a man to investigate his wife's infidelities, Jake once again finds himself involved in a complicated plot involving murder, oil, and even some ghosts from his past.

  1. Robert Towne


  2. Jack Nicholson


Top Billed Cast

  1. Jack Nicholson

    Jack Nicholson

    J.J. "Jake" Gittes

  2. Harvey Keitel

    Harvey Keitel

    Julius "Jake" Berman

  3. Meg Tilly

    Meg Tilly

    Kitty Berman

  4. Madeleine Stowe

    Madeleine Stowe

    Lillian Bodine

  5. Rubén Blades

    Rubén Blades

    Michael 'Mickey Nice' Weisskopf

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The Two Jakes
The Two Jakes


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Status Released

Release Information

  • August 10, 1990


    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 18m

Budget $19,000,000.00

Revenue $10,000,000.00

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