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Starring Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston, Perry Lopez, John Hillerman and Darrell Zwerling, "Chinatown" is a Crime/Mystery/Thriller film directed by Roman Polanski, released in the USA on June 20 of 1974.

Who is the director of "Chinatown":

Chinatown was directed by Roman Polanski, a French actor, director, writer, and producer.

Before directing Chinatown, Roman Polanski had directed Rosemary's Baby, released in 1968, Dance of the Vampires (1967), Cul-de-sac (1966), Les Plus belles escroqueries du monde (1964). Since, he directed Le Locataire, released in 1976, Tess (1979), Pirates (1986), Frantic (1988), Bitter Moon (1992), and Death and the Maiden (1994).

When was "Chinatown" released:

Chinatown was initally released in the United States on Thursday, June 20, 1974.. This was forty-five (45) years ago.

It has been released on Friday, April 23, 2004 in the United Kingdom; Wednesday, December 18, 1974 in France; Thursday, December 19, 1974 in Germany; Friday, January 17, 1975 in Italy; Monday, December 16, 1974 in Spain; Friday, February 14, 1975 in Australia and on Saturday, April 12, 1975 in Japan.

Who is at the casting of "Chinatown":

At the casting of Chinatown we find Jack Nicholson, previously seen in The Last Detail (1973) and The King of Marvin Gardens (1972); Faye Dunaway (The Three Musketeers (1973), Oklahoma Crude (1973)); John Huston (Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973), The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972)) [ more... ]

  • Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, Perry Lopez, Joe Mantell and James Hong can be seen in The Two Jakes, released in 1990.
  • Jerry Fujikawa and Jack Nicholson also appeared in The King of Marvin Gardens, released in 1972.
  • Roy Jenson and John Huston also appeared in The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean, released in 1972.
  • John Huston and Roy Jenson have both also be seen in Breakout, released in 1975.

What is the Storyline of "Chinatown":

A woman identifying herself as Evelyn Mulwray (Ladd) hires private investigator J.J. "Jake" Gittes (Nicholson) to perform surveillance on her husband Hollis I. Mulwray (Zwerling), the chief engineer for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. Gittes tails him, hears him publicly oppose the creation of a new reservoir, and shoots photographs of him with a young woman (Palmer) that are published on the front page of the following day's paper. Upon his return to his office, Gittes is confronted by a [...]

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