Chinatown

1974, Drama/Crime, 2h 11m

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As bruised and cynical as the decade that produced it, this noir classic benefits from Robert Towne's brilliant screenplay, director Roman Polanski's steady hand, and wonderful performances from Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway. Read critic reviews

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When Los Angeles private eye J.J. "Jake" Gittes (Jack Nicholson) is hired by Evelyn Mulwray to investigate her husband's activities, he believes it's a routine infidelity case. Jake's investigation soon becomes anything but routine when he meets the real Mrs. Mulwray (Faye Dunaway) and realizes he was hired by an imposter. Mr. Mulwray's sudden death sets Gittes on a tangled trail of corruption, deceit and sinister family secrets as Evelyn's father (John Huston) becomes a suspect in the case.

Cast & Crew

Jack Nicholson
J. J. (Jake) Gittes
Faye Dunaway
Evelyn Cross Mulwray
John Huston
Noah Cross
Perry Lopez
Lt. Lou Escobar
John Hillerman
Russ Yelburton
Darrell Zwerling
Hollis I. Mulwray
Diane Ladd
Ida Sessions
Roy Jenson
Claude Mulvihill
Roman Polanski
Man with knife
Richard Bakalyan
Detective Loach
Joe Mantell
Lawrence Walsh
Beulah Quo
Mulwray's maid
Jerry Fujikawa
Mulwray's Gardener
Belinda Palmer
Katherine Cross
Roy Roberts
Mayor Bagby
Rudolf Friml
Original Music
Jerry Goldsmith
Original Music
Brian Hooker
Original Music
John A. Alonzo
Cinematographer
Sam O'Steen
Film Editor
Richard Sylbert
Production Design
Ruby R. Levitt
Set Decoration
Anthea Sylbert
Costume Designer
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