Chinatown ยท 1974

Selected by Zack as the 4th pick

Chinatown Poster
IMDb8.2Rotten Tomatoes99%Metacritic92/100
Runtime130 min
LanguageEnglish, Cantonese, Spanish
Box OfficeN/A
JJ 'Jake' Gittes is a private detective who seems to specialize in matrimonial cases. He is hired by Evelyn Mulwray when she suspects her husband Hollis, builder of the city's water supply system, of having an affair. Gittes does what he does best and photographs him with a young girl but in the ensuing scandal, it seems he was hired by an impersonator and not the real Mrs. Mulwray. When Mr. Mulwray is found dead, Jake is plunged into a complex web of deceit involving murder, incest, and municipal corruption all related to the city's water supply.