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Chinatown

Chinatown

You get tough. You get tender. You get close to each other. Maybe you even get close to the truth.
Jun 20, 1974 2h 10m
7.9
2778 votes

Synopsis

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.

Title Chinatown
Companies Paramount, Long Road Productions, Penthouse, Robert Evans Company
Countries United States of America
Keywords rape, sea, river, chinatown, mistake in person, pedophilia, dying and death, barrage, conspiracy, whodunit, los angeles, california, private detective, neo-noir
Jack Nicholson

Jack Nicholson

J.J. 'Jake' Gittes
Faye Dunaway

Faye Dunaway

Evelyn Cross Mulwray
John Huston

John Huston

Noah Cross
Perry Lopez

Perry Lopez

Lieutenant Lou Escobar
John Hillerman

John Hillerman

Russ Yelburton
Diane Ladd

Diane Ladd

Ida Sessions
Roman Polanski

Roman Polanski

Man with Knife
Roy Jenson

Roy Jenson

Claude Mulvihill
Richard Bakalyan

Richard Bakalyan

Detective Loach
James Hong

James Hong

Evelyn's Butler
Joe Mantell

Joe Mantell

Lawrence Walsh
Roy Roberts

Roy Roberts

Mayor Bagby
Rance Howard

Rance Howard

Irate Farmer
Jesse Vint

Jesse Vint

Farmer in the Valley
Darrell Zwerling

Darrell Zwerling

Hollis I. Mulwray
Claudio Martínez

Claudio Martínez

Boy on Horseback
Federico Roberto

Federico Roberto

Cross' Butler
John Holland

John Holland

Farmer in the Valley
Jim Burk

Jim Burk

Farmer in the Valley
Denny Arnold

Denny Arnold

Farmer in the Valley
John Rogers

John Rogers

Mr. Palmer
Bob Golden

Bob Golden

Policeman
Richard Warren

Richard Warren

Driver (uncredited)
Fritzi Burr

Fritzi Burr

Mulwray's Secreatry