Chinatown

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Overview

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.

Movie Data

Facts

Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 10m

Budget $6,000,000.00

Revenue $30,000,000.00

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Release Information

  • June 20, 1974
    R, Theatrical

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Cast 41

  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

  6. DZ

    Darrell Zwerling
    Hollis I. Mulwray

  7. Diane Ladd

    Diane Ladd
    Ida Sessions

  8. Roy Jenson

    Roy Jenson
    Claude Mulvihill

  9. Roman Polanski

    Roman Polanski
    Man with Knife

  10. Richard Bakalyan

    Richard Bakalyan
    Detective Loach

  11. Bruce Glover
  12. Joe Mantell
  13. NH

    Nandu Hinds
    Sophie

  14. JO

    James O'Rear
    Lawyer

  15. James Hong

    James Hong
    Evelyn's Butler

  16. BQ
  17. JF

    Jerry Fujikawa
    Gardener

  18. BP

    Belinda Palmer
    Katherine

  19. Roy Roberts

    Roy Roberts
    Mayor Bagby

  20. Noble Willingham

    Noble Willingham
    Councilman

  21. EM

    Elliott Montgomery
    Councilman

  22. Rance Howard

    Rance Howard
    Irate Farmer

  23. GJ
  24. CE

    C.O. Erickson
    Customer

  25. FB

    Fritzi Burr
    Mulwray's Secretary

  26. CK

    Charles Knapp
    Mortician

  27. CM

    Claudio Martinez
    Boy on Horseback

  28. FR

    Federico Roberto
    Cross' Butler

  29. AW
  30. JH

    John Holland
    Farmer in the Valley

  31. Jesse Vint

    Jesse Vint
    Farmer in the Valley

  32. Burt Young

    Burt Young
    Curly

  33. JB

    Jim Burk
    Farmer in the Valley

  34. DA

    Denny Arnold
    Farmer in the Valley

  35. EH

    Elizabeth Harding
    Curly's Wife

  36. JR

    John Rogers
    Mr. Palmer

  37. CE

    Cecil Elliott
    Emma Dill

  38. PJ

    Paul Jenkins
    Policeman

  39. Lee de Broux

    Lee de Broux
    Policeman

  40. BG

    Bob Golden
    Policeman

  41. RW

    Richard Warren
    Driver (uncredited)

Crew 16

Art

  1. RS

    Richard Sylbert
    Production Design

  2. WS

    W. Stewart Campbell
    Art Direction

  3. RR

    Ruby R. Levitt
    Set Decoration

Camera

  1. John A. Alonzo

    John A. Alonzo
    Director of Photography

Costume & Make-Up

  1. AS

    Anthea Sylbert
    Costume Design

Crew

  1. LF

    Logan Frazee
    Special Effects

Directing

  1. Roman Polanski

    Roman Polanski
    Director

Editing

  1. SO

    Sam O'Steen
    Editor

Production

  1. Robert Evans

    Robert Evans
    Producer

  2. CE

    C.O. Erickson
    Producer

  3. JF

    Jane Feinberg
    Casting

  4. MF

    Mike Fenton
    Casting

Sound

  1. Jerry Goldsmith

    Jerry Goldsmith
    Original Music Composer

  2. BC

    Bob Cornett
    Sound Editor

  3. JC

    John C. Hammell
    Music Editor

Writing

  1. Robert Towne

    Robert Towne
    Screenplay

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