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In a legendary performance, three-time Academy Award® winner Jack Nicholson stars as private eye Jake Gittes. Hired by a mysterious woman to investigate Hollis Mulwray, the chief engineer of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Gittes’ sleuthing brings him into contact with Mulwray’s wife (Academy Award® winner Faye Dunaway), a stunning socialite with secrets of her own. As a determined Gittes delves deeper he soon realizes that even the City of Angels has a dark side. Director Roman Polanski’s Chinatown has evolved from an atmospheric film noir mystery into a modern day classic, with Robert Towne’s Academy Award®-winning script unforgettably and brilliantly capturing a lost era of deceit, corruption and treachery.
For the screenplay of "Chinatown," Robert Towne drew upon the actual history of Southern California in the complex life of William Mulholland (1855-1935). Read morePublished 21 days ago by James Norwood
Anyone who says this is Polanski's best...is a loony :0
Seriously, what a disappointment. Read more
Great movie but I returned it cause I had already ordered it and this was a mistake.Published 23 days ago by Paul B Dalnoky
Brilliant! Beautifully written by Robert Town-- tight, balanced, sophisticated. Perfectly cast. Complicated story, but that is part of the pleasure in viewing this outstanding... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Werner R.
This film never grows old. It would still be a major achievement if it had been made yesterday. Nicholson and Dunaway blow you away.Published 1 month ago by W. Robinson