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Chinatown

1974-06-20 | Crime / Drama
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Private eye Jake Gittes lives off of the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-World War II Southern California. Hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair, Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double dealings and deadly deceits, uncovering a web of personal and political scandals that come crashing together.
Director: Roman Polanski
Stars: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway

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20 wins 43 nominations
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    Best Writing, Original Screenplay

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    Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

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Chinatown FAQ

The certification of Chinatown is R.
The director of Chinatown is Roman Polanski.
The production budget of Chinatown was 6,000,000 USD.
The runtime of Chinatown is 130 minutes.
The revenue of Chinatown was 30,000,000 USD.
The sequels of Chinatown are Chinatown, The Two Jakes.
The casts of Chinatown are Jack Nicholson starring as J.J. 'Jake' Gittes, Faye Dunaway starring as Evelyn Cross Mulwray, John Huston starring as Noah Cross, Perry Lopez starring as Lieutenant Lou Escobar, John Hillerman starring as Russ Yelburton, Roman Polanski starring as Man with Knife.
The genre of Chinatown is Crime,Drama,Mystery,Thriller.
The release date of Chinatown is June 20, 1974.
Private eye Jake Gittes lives off of the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-World War II Southern California. Hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair, Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double dealings and deadly deceits, uncovering a web of personal and political scandals that come crashing together..
On July 30, 2021, the IMDB rating of Chinatown is 8.2/10, Rotten Tomato rating is 99/100, Metacritic rating is 92/100, TMDB rating is 7.0/10.
Chinatown won 1975 Academy Awards, USA, 1975 Golden Globes, USA, 1975 BAFTA Awards, 2001 Online Film & Television Association, 2000 PGA Awards, 1991 National Film Preservation Board, USA, 1975 Bodil Awards, 1975 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, 1975 Fotogramas de Plata, 1975 National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA and 4 others.