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Chinatown (1974)

R 06/20/1974 (US) CrimeDramaMysteryThriller 2h 10m
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You get tough. You get tender. You get close to each other. Maybe you even get close to the truth.


Private eye Jake Gittes lives off of 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.

  1. Roman Polanski


  2. Robert Towne


Top Billed Cast

  1. Jack Nicholson

    Jack Nicholson

    J.J. 'Jake' Gittes

  2. Faye Dunaway

    Faye Dunaway

    Evelyn Cross Mulwray

  3. John Huston

    John Huston

    Noah Cross

  4. Perry Lopez

    Perry Lopez

    Lieutenant Lou Escobar

  5. John Hillerman

    John Hillerman

    Russ Yelburton

  6. Diane Ladd

    Diane Ladd

    Ida Sessions

  7. Roman Polanski

    Roman Polanski

    Man with Knife

  8. Roy Jenson

    Roy Jenson

    Claude Mulvihill

  9. Richard Bakalyan

    Richard Bakalyan

    Detective Loach

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Status Released

Original Language English

Budget $6,000,000.00

Revenue $30,000,000.00


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