Chinatown

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"You get tough. You get tender. You get close to each other. Maybe you even get close to the truth."
  • R
  • 1974
  • 2 hr 11 min
  • 8.2  (300,115)
  • 92

Chinatown, released in 1974, stars Jack Nicholson as J.J. Gittes, Faye Dunaway as Evelyn Mulwray, and John Huston as Noah Cross. Gittes is a well-known private investigator who always hits his mark. Known for being scrappy, outspoken, and talented, his skills are usually put to good use by wives and husbands who want to know if their spouse is engaged in some form of infidelity. The film takes place in the early twentieth century and centers around a private investigation, run by Gittes, which turns out to be much more complicated than he originally envisioned. Gittes must discover the true source of a conspiracy revolving around water disputes and family secrets. The film is based off the California Water Wars, a series of events that inspired a few scenes that transpire in the film. Chinatown is a neo-noir directed by Roman Polanski. It was received extraordinarily well by critics and audiences alike. It is 131 minutes long and was distributed by Paramount Pictures.

Chinatown
Chinatown
Chinatown

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Chinatown, released in 1974, stars Jack Nicholson as J.J. Gittes, Faye Dunaway as Evelyn Mulwray, and John Huston as Noah Cross. Gittes is a well-known private investigator who always hits his mark. Known for being scrappy, outspoken, and talented, his skills are usually put to good use by wives and husbands who want to know if their spouse is engaged in some form of infidelity. The film takes place in the early twentieth century and centers around a private investigation, run by Gittes, which turns out to be much more complicated than he originally envisioned.

Gittes must discover the true source of a conspiracy revolving around water disputes and family secrets. The film is based off the California Water Wars, a series of events that inspired a few scenes that transpire in the film.

Chinatown is a neo-noir directed by Roman Polanski. It was received extraordinarily well by critics and audiences alike. It is 131 minutes long and was distributed by Paramount Pictures.

Chinatown is a 1974 crime movie with a runtime of 2 hours and 11 minutes. It has received outstanding reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 8.2 and a MetaScore of 92.

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  • Release Date
    1974
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Runtime
    2 hr 11 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    8.2  (300,115)
  • Metascore
    92