The Two Jakes

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"They say money makes the world go round. But sex was invented before money."
  • R
  • 1990
  • 2 hr 18 min
  • 6.2  (13,410)
  • 56

Set in 1940s Los Angeles, this China Town sequel starts off with private investigator J. J. "Jake" Gittes being hired by Jake Berman to catch his wife in the act of cheating on him. Mr. Berman kills his business partner, leaving Gittes as a possible suspect once the police start to investigate. Gittes wonders if perhaps Berman killed his partner to gain sole control of the business. Meanwhile, Gittes discovers that a local oilman may be drilling on property owned by Berman and his late business partner. Gittes finds out that the mineral rights to the land are held by the daughter of Evelyn Mulwray, his romantic interest from the first film. It appears Berman attempted to conceal the fact that Mulwray's daughter owned the land, later confirmed when Gittes finds out that the mysterious woman seen with Berman is really a nurse treating him for a deadly form of cancer. Berman may have arranged the murder of his partner with another purpose in mind. Meanwhile, Gittes unearths a startling secret about Ms. Mulwray, further suggesting that Berman's hiring of Jake may have been a setup with an entirely different purpose beyond simply catching a cheating wife in the act.

The Two Jakes
The Two Jakes
The Two Jakes

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Set in 1940s Los Angeles, this China Town sequel starts off with private investigator J. J. "Jake" Gittes being hired by Jake Berman to catch his wife in the act of cheating on him. Mr. Berman kills his business partner, leaving Gittes as a possible suspect once the police start to investigate. Gittes wonders if perhaps Berman killed his partner to gain sole control of the business. Meanwhile, Gittes discovers that a local oilman may be drilling on property owned by Berman and his late business partner.

Gittes finds out that the mineral rights to the land are held by the daughter of Evelyn Mulwray, his romantic interest from the first film. It appears Berman attempted to conceal the fact that Mulwray's daughter owned the land, later confirmed when Gittes finds out that the mysterious woman seen with Berman is really a nurse treating him for a deadly form of cancer. Berman may have arranged the murder of his partner with another purpose in mind. Meanwhile, Gittes unearths a startling secret about Ms. Mulwray, further suggesting that Berman's hiring of Jake may have been a setup with an entirely different purpose beyond simply catching a cheating wife in the act.

The Two Jakes is a 1990 crime movie with a runtime of 2 hours and 18 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.2 and a MetaScore of 56.

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  • Release Date
    1990
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Runtime
    2 hr 18 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    6.2  (13,410)
  • Metascore
    56