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Chinatown (1974) (R)

Cast: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston, Diane Ladd

Release Date: June 20, 1974

Runtime: 2 hr. 10 mins.

Genre: Drama, Suspense/Thriller

A private detective, Jake Gittes, hired to investigate an adultery case, stumbles on the plot of a murder involving incest and the privatization of water through state and municipal corruption, land use and real estate. If he doesn't drop the case at once he faces threats of legal action, but he pursues it anyway, slowly uncovering a vast conspiracy.

Synopsis

A private detective, Jake Gittes, hired to investigate an adultery case, stumbles on the plot of a murder involving incest and the privatization of water through state and municipal corruption, land use and real estate. If he doesn't drop the case at once he faces threats of legal action, but he pursues it anyway, slowly uncovering a vast conspiracy.