Chinatown

Release Date:
Jun 20, 1974
MPAA Rating:
R
Running Time:
2:11
Genre:
Crime Drama
Director:
Roman Polanski
Cast:
Jack Nicholson J. J. (Jake) Gittes
Faye Dunaway Evelyn Cross Mulwray
John Huston Noah Cross
Perry Lopez Lt. Lou Escobar
John Hillerman Russ Yelburton
Darrell Zwerling Hollis I. Mulwray
Diane Ladd Ida Sessions
Roy Jenson Claude Mulvihill
Roman Polanski Man with knife
Dick Bakalyan Detective Loach
Joe Mantell Lawrence Walsh
Bruce Glover Duffy
Nandu Hinds Sophie
James O'Rear Lawyer
James Hong Kahn
Beulah Quo Mulwray's maid
Jerry Fujikawa Mulwray's Gardener
Belinda Palmer Katherine Cross
Roy Roberts Mayor Bagby
Noble Willingham Councilman
Elliott Montgomery Councilman
Rance Howard Irate Farmer at Council Meeting
George Justin Barney, the Barber
Doc Erickson Banker at Barbershop
Fritzi Burr Mulwray's Secretary
Producers:
Robert Evans
Writers:
Robert Towne, Roman Polanski
Language:
English

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Chinatown

When Los Angeles private eye J.J. ``Jake'' Gittes is hired by Evelyn Mulwray to investigate her husband's activities, he believes it's a routine infidelity case. Jake's investigation soon becomes anything but routine when he meets the real Mrs. Mulwray and realizes he was hired by an imposter. Mr. Mulwray's sudden death sets Gittes on a tangled trail of corruption, deceit and sinister family secrets as Evelyn's father becomes a suspect in the case.

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