R | | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A private detective hired to expose an adulterer finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption, and murder.
This was the final film that Roman Polanski made in the United States, as he fled to France in February 1978, shortly before he was due to be sentenced for unlawful sexual intercourse with a thirteen-year-old girl named Samantha Gailey. He has avoided visiting any country likely to extradite him to the U.S. since then.
All right, Curly. Enough's enough. You can't eat the Venetian blinds. I just had them installed on Wednesday.
The final scene takes place in Los Angeles' "New" Chinatown that opened in 1938, one year after the film's story takes place.
The film opens with the 1940's Paramount logo.
TV versions omit the "screwing like a chinaman" joke told by Jake.
English, Cantonese, Spanish
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