18 certificateChinatown is a Film programme that first aired in 1974 and has been classified a 18 certificate.

Chinatown is a 5 star programme

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Chinatown (1974)

Directed by
Roman Polanski

Roman Polanski directs Jack Nicholson (pictured) in one of his most memorable roles in a classic, Oscar-winning tale of dark deeds in 1930s Los Angeles.

Nicholson plays private eye Jake "JJ" Gittes, who becomes entangled in a web of corruption after being hired to investigate a seemingly straightforward adultery case. Along the way he encounters a femme fatale (Faye Dunaway), a sinister water baron (legendary director-actor John Huston) and an unpleasant man with a very sharp knife (Polanski in an unforgettable cameo)...

Producer Robert Evans and screenwriter Robert Townes were back on board for the 1990 sequel The Two Jakes, in which Nicholson reprised his role alongside Harvey Keitel.

Written by

Also known as "Barrio Chino"

Genre: Film

Running Time: 125 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1974

5/5 Stars

Classification: 18 Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour


Image for Jack NicholsonJack Nicholson...Jake 'J.J.' Gittes
Image for Faye DunawayFaye Dunaway...Evelyn Cross Mulwray
Image for John HustonJohn Huston...Noah Cross
Perry Lopez...Lt. Lou Escobar
John Hillerman...Russ Yelburton
Darrell Zwerling...Hollis I. Mulwray
Image for Diane LaddDiane Ladd...Ida Sessions
Roy Jenson...Claude Mulvihill
Image for Roman PolanskiRoman Polanski...Man with Knife
Richard Bakalyan...Det. Loach
Joe Mantell...Lawrence Walsh
Bruce Glover...Duffy
Nandu Hinds...Sophie
James O'Rear...Lawyer
James Hong...Kahn