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Ten years have passed and Jake Gittes is still a private investigator in this sequel to 1974's "Chinatown." When a murder occurs while he's digging up dirt on an affair between the wife of a real estate executive and the executive's partner, Jake must return to Chinatown to uncover the killer and face the painful memories buried there. Despite solid dialogue and effective performances, it's unreasonably difficult to follow if you haven't seen "Chinatown." Outstanding photography by Vilmos Zsigmond.

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Available on Running time 137 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Mystery & Suspense, Private Eyes, Period Piece: 1940s, L.A., Contemporary Noir, Adultery, Real Estate
Robert Towne
Jack Nicholson, Harvey Keitel, Meg Tilly, Madeleine Stowe, Eli Wallach, Ruben Blades, Frederic Forrest, David Keith, Richard Farnsworth, Tracey Walter
Vilmos Zsigmond
Jack Nicholson
Van Dyke Parks
Paramount Pictures

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The Two Jakes
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The Two Jacks came out in 1990 and has a total running time of 137 minutes. Jack Nicholson, Harvey Keitel, Meg Tilly, Madeleine Stowe and Eli Wallach star in this drama. The Two Jacks is the sequel to the movie Chinatown. This movie is a bit difficult to understand if you haven’t seen the first movie Chinatown. Jake Gittes is a private eye and his next case is to convict his client’s wife Kitty of adultery.