Chinatown

Private eye Jake Gittes lives off of the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-World War II Southern California. Hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair, Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double dealings and deadly deceits, uncovering a web of personal and political scandals that come crashing together.

Directed by: Roman Polanski
Genres: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller,
Production Company: Paramount, Penthouse, Long Road Productions,

Chinatown - You get tough. You get tender. You get close to each other. Maybe you even get close to the truth. - Azwaad Movie Database
  • Release Date: 20-06-1974
  • Runtime: 130 Minutes
  • Popularity: 18.09
  • Vote Count: 2,359
  • IMDB Rating: 7.9
  • Budget: USD 6,000,000
  • Revenue: USD 30,000,000
  • Region: United States of America ( US ),
  • Homepage: N/A






Photo Name Character
Jack Nicholson - Azwaad Movie Database Jack Nicholson J.J. 'Jake' Gittes
Faye Dunaway - Azwaad Movie Database Faye Dunaway Evelyn Cross Mulwray
John Huston - Azwaad Movie Database John Huston Noah Cross
Perry Lopez - Azwaad Movie Database Perry Lopez Lieutenant Lou Escobar
John Hillerman - Azwaad Movie Database John Hillerman Russ Yelburton
Roman Polanski - Azwaad Movie Database Roman Polanski Man with Knife
Diane Ladd - Azwaad Movie Database Diane Ladd Ida Sessions
Roy Jenson - Azwaad Movie Database Roy Jenson Claude Mulvihill
Richard Bakalyan - Azwaad Movie Database Richard Bakalyan Detective Loach
James Hong - Azwaad Movie Database James Hong Evelyn's Butler
Photo Name Department
Jane Feinberg-Production Jane Feinberg Production (Casting)
Mike Fenton-Production Mike Fenton Production (Casting)
John A. Alonzo-Camera John A. Alonzo Camera (Director of Photography)
Jerry Goldsmith-Sound Jerry Goldsmith Sound (Original Music Composer)
John C. Hammell-Sound John C. Hammell Sound (Music Editor)
Logan Frazee-Crew Logan Frazee Crew (Special Effects)
Roman Polanski-Directing Roman Polanski Directing (Director)
Richard Sylbert-Art Richard Sylbert Art (Production Design)
C.O. Erickson-Production C.O. Erickson Production (Producer)
W. Stewart Campbell-Art W. Stewart Campbell Art (Art Direction)

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John Chard

He nose you know! Chinatown is directed by Roman Polanski and written by Robert Towne. It stars Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston, Perry Lopez and John Hillerman. Music is by Jerry Goldsmith and cinematography by John A. Alonzo. Private investigator J.J. Gittes (Nicholson) is working on an adultery case but quickly finds himself embroiled in murder and corruption. The gathering of Polanski, Towne, Nicholson and Robert Evans (producer) put their respective skills together to craft one of the most lauded neo-noir films of all time. It's a searing picture awash with the staples of the film noir and gumshoe detective movies that graced cinema in the 40s and 50s. From the characterisations (suspicious femmes - mouthy coppers - sleazy kingpin - tough protagonist in a whirlpool of unravelling layers), to the hard boiled script, violence, sex and brutal revelations, it's a noir essential that only lacks chiaroscuro and expressionistic swirls to seal the complete deal. Allegoraries unbound, iconography assured and dialogue now in the lexicon of legends, Chinatown is not to be missed, not just by fans of noir, but fans of cinema, period. 9.5/10

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