Chinatown (1974)
Front Cover Actor
Jack Nicholson
Faye Dunaway
John Huston
Movie Details
Director Roman Polanski
Language English
Audience Rating R (Restricted)
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
Roman Polanski's brooding film noir exposes the darkest side of the land of sunshine, the Los Angeles of the 1930s, where power is the only currency--and the only real thing worth buying. Jack Nicholson is J.J. Gittes, a private eye in the Chandler mold, who during a routine straying-spouse investigation finds himself drawn deeper and deeper into a jigsaw puzzle of clues and corruption. The glamorous Evelyn Mulwray (a dazzling Faye Dunaway) and her titanic father, Noah Cross (John Huston), are at the black-hole center of this tale of treachery, incest, and political bribery. The crackling, hard-bitten script by Robert Towne won a well-deserved Oscar, and the muted color cinematography makes the goings-on seem both bleak and impossibly vibrant. Polanski himself has a brief, memorable cameo as the thug who tangles with Nicholson's nose. One of the greatest, most completely satisfying crime films of all time. --Anne Hurley
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 35
In Collection Yes
Owner David Cowley
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
UPC 097361551678
Release Date 1999
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby