Chinatown

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Released 1974

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Director:
Roman Polanski
Released:
1974
Rating:
R
Chinatown is a superb 1974 thriller directed by Roman Polanski. The top-notch cast includes Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston, John Hillerman, and Burt Young. Polanski is also featured in a short cameo role. The movie, set in 1937 Los Angeles, centers around Jake Gittes (Nicholson), a no non-sense, hard-nosed detective, who is unwittingly pulled into a web of lies, deceit and murder. Evelyn Mulwray (Dunaway), a rich woman with many secrets, hires Gittes to tail her alleged cheating husband Hollis (Darrell Zwerling). The investigation leads to many shocking things that could very well cost Gittes his freedom and possibly his life. After Evelyn's husband is murdered, he must find out who did it and why. The investigation also leads to a meeting with Evelyn's estranged father Noah Cross (Houston). He is the ruthless, despicable millionaire, who has many people in his pocket -- including the police. Chinatown is a true whodunit, that will keep you on the edge of your seat with many surprises and plot-twists.moreless

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