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Chinatown

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“Nominated for 11 of the major Oscars, Chinatown surprisingly earned just one, for Robert Towne’s Original Screenplay. The film was a critical and box office success, however, and a great feather in the cap for Dunaway, Nicholson, Polanski, Towne and Evans, and has proven to be an enduring film classic.” – TCM

FILM SYNOPSIS

When Los Angeles private eye J.J. “Jake” Gittes (Jack Nicholson) is hired by Evelyn Mulwray to investigate her husband’s activities, he believes it’s a routine infidelity case. Jake’s investigation soon becomes anything but routine when he meets the real Mrs. Mulwray (Faye Dunaway) and realizes he was hired by an imposter. Mr. Mulwray’s sudden death sets Gittes on a tangled trail of corruption, deceit and sinister family secrets as Evelyn’s father (John Huston) becomes a suspect in the case.

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  • Genre Film Noir
  • Director Roman Polanski
  • Released 1974
  • Runtime 2h 10m
  • Rated R
  • Studio Paramount
  • CountryUnited States

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