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Chinatown (1974)  link to Chinatown on IMDb  

Number: 707

poster Chinatown

IMDb Rating:
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8.4/10 (128289 votes)

Country: USA, 130 minutes

Spoken Languages: English, Spanish, Cantonese

Genre(s): Drama, Crime, Mystery

Director(s): Roman Polanski

JJ 'Jake' Gittes is a private detective who seems to specialize in matrimonial cases. He is hired by Evelyn Mulwray when she suspects her husband Hollis, builder of the city's water supply system, of having an affair. Gittes does what he does best and photographs him with a young girl but in the ensuing scandal, it seems he was hired by an impersonator and not the real Mrs. Mulwray. When Mr. Mulwray is found dead, Jake is plunged into a complex web of deceit involving murder, incest and municipal corruption all related to the city's water supply.


photo Jack Nicholson Jack Nicholson
photo Faye Dunaway Faye Dunaway
photo John Huston John Huston
photo Perry Lopez Perry Lopez
photo John Hillerman John Hillerman
photo Diane Ladd Diane Ladd
photo Roy Jenson Roy Jenson
photo Roman Polanski Roman Polanski
photo Joe Mantell Joe Mantell
photo Bruce Glover Bruce Glover

Medium: DVD R/RW,

Location: Library

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 2.35:1