Chinatown 1974 detective movie

Chinatown 1974 detective story

Chinatown (1974, United States)

Private investigator Jake Gites takes a case that seems to be on a verge of boring - wealthy woman suspects her husband Hollis Mulwray of infidelity and wants detective to follow him. Gites follows her orders and begins to shadow Mulwray, but when Hollis is found dead it turns out that the woman in Gites’ office wasn’t even Milwray’s wife. Now Jake has to find who really hired him and why. To make thing even more complicated he begins to suspect that Mulwray was involved in some shady business, so Gites have to deal with rather dangerous people on his way.

Classic crime / detective story written and directed by Roman Polanski, great performances from Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway set this film among the iconic crime dramas.

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Creators of Chinatown

Roman Polanski detective films


Robert Towne detective films


Cast of Chinatown

Jack Nicholson films

as Jake Gittes

Faye Dunaway films

as Evelyn Cross Mulwray

John Huston films

as Noah Cross

Perry Lopez films

as Lieutenant Lou Escobar

John Hillerman films

as Russ Yelburton

Darrell Zwerling films

as Hollis I. Mulwray

Trivia about Chinatown

Last film by Polanski in US

Chinatown was last film Roman Polanski ever filmed in United States. In 1977, three years after filming Chinatown he was arrested for statutory rape on underage model. After spending 90 days on psychiatric evaluation in prison, later released he fled United States in 1978 to avoid being penalized (in his opinion) twice for the same crime. Since then he could not return to US due to outstanding arrest warrant.

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