R | | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A private detective hired to expose an adulterer finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption, and murder.
The scene where Roman Polanski slits Jack Nicholson's nose was extremely complex to film, and the two men involved got so tired of explaining how it was done (by using a specially-constructed knife with a short hinge that would be safe as long as it was handled VERY carefully)... ...
All right, Curly. Enough's enough. You can't eat the Venetian blinds. I just had them installed on Wednesday.
When the knife man sticks his switchblade up the nostril of Gittes, the sharp side of the blade is positioned inwards, not outwards, and the cut is made with the dull side of the knife. The following reverse angle shows the man holding the knife the proper way.
The film opens with the 1940's Paramount logo.
English, Cantonese, Spanish
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