Chinatown

(1974)

Overview

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. Robert Towne

    Screenplay

  2. Roman Polanski

    Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. Jack Nicholson

    Jack Nicholson

    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

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Status Released

Release Information

  • June 20, 1974
    R
    Theatrical

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    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 10m

Budget $6,000,000.00

Revenue $30,000,000.00

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