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Part of the: The Jake Gittes Collection

Status: Released

Runtime: 130

Budget: $6,000,000

Revenue: $30,000,000

Languages: es, cn, en

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  • 1974-06-20

  • 1974-09-12

  • 1974-12-19

  • 1974-12-20

  • 2004-04-23

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Content Score: 100


7.5/10 (236 votes)


Private eye Jake Gittes lives off the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-World War II Southern California. Hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair, Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double dealings and deadly deceits, uncovering a web of personal and political scandals that come crashing together.


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Director: Roman Polanski

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Jack Nicholson

Jack Nicholson
as Jake Gittes

Faye Dunaway

Faye Dunaway
as Evelyn Cross Mulwray

John Huston

John Huston
as Noah Cross

Perry Lopez

Perry Lopez
as Lieutenant Lou Escoba…

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A review by John Chard

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Chinatown is directed by Roman Polanski and written by Robert Towne. It stars Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston, Perry Lopez and John Hillerman. Music is by Jerry Goldsmith and cinematography by John A. Alonzo.

Private investigator J.J. Gittes (Nicholson) is working on an adultery case but quickly finds himself embroiled in murder and corruption.

The gathering of Polanski, Towne, Nicholson and Robert Evans (producer) put their respective skills together to craft one of the most lauded neo-noir films of all time. It's a searing picture awash with the staples of... read the rest.