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Chinatown (1974)

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Director: Roman Polanski
Starring: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston


In 1937 Los Angeles, private detective J.J. Gittes is hired by a woman to investigate whether her husband is having an affair. The husband, Hollis Mulwray, is the chief water engineer for the city of Los Angeles. Soon after Gittes delivers the photos that seem to confirm her suspicions, he meets the man’s real wife and, intrigued, investigates further. Then Hollis Mulwray turns up dead.
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As bruised and cynical as the decade that produced it, this noir classic benefits from Robert Towne’s brilliant screenplay, director Roman Polanski’s steady hand, and wonderful performances from Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway.
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Chinatown (1974) is part of the franchise: Chinatown Duology

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