Chinatown (1974)

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.

Rotten Tomatoes: Certified Fresh 98% / Audience 93%

9/10

Rated R 2 hr 10 mins

GENRES
Crime • Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION
Roman Polanski
CAST
Jack Nicholson  •  Faye Dunaway  •  John Huston  •  Perry Lopez

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Diane Ladd Ida Sessions
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