Chinatown (1974)

R   |    |  Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Chinatown (1974) Poster

A private detective hired to expose an adulterer finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption, and murder.




  • Jack Nicholson and Perry Lopez in Chinatown (1974)
  • Jack Nicholson and Roman Polanski in Chinatown (1974)
  • Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway in Chinatown (1974)
  • "Chinatown" Jack Nicholson 1974 Paramount
  • Jack Nicholson and Roman Polanski in Chinatown (1974)
  • Jack Nicholson and Roman Polanski in Chinatown (1974)

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Did You Know?


Robert Evans deliberately pursued Roman Polanski to direct, as he knew he was coming off the back of two major flops, Macbeth (1971), and the lesser known What? (1972), and that he would be very keen to impress, and would make every effort to ensure that this was a hit, which it was.


Jake Gittes: 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.

Crazy Credits

The film opens with the 1940's Paramount logo.


Plot Summary

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Drama | Mystery | Thriller

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