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Rating: R Year: 1974 Category: Drama
Director: Roman Plolanski Time: 131 min. Writer: Robert Towne

Mine: Great stuff for a mystery/detective fan. Much in the Bogart tradition. So much atmosphere it is hard to believe. Great dialog.
Leonard Maltin/Plot synopsis: Bizarre, fascinating mystery in the Hammett-Chandler tradition (and set in the 1930s) with Nicholson as L. A. private eye led into a complex, volatile case by femme fatale Dunaway. Director Polanski appears briefly as the hood who knifes Nicholson. Oscar for Best Original Screenplay (Robert Towne). Sequel: THE TWO JAKES. Panavision.
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J.J. Gittes
Faye Dunaway Faye Dunaway as:
Evelyn Cross Mulwray
John Huston as:
Noah Cross
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Lt. Lou Escobar
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Hollis Mulwray
Diane Ladd Diane Ladd as:
Ida Sessions
Roy Jenson as:
Claude Mulvihill