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J.J. 'Jake' Gittes (Character)
from Chinatown (1974)

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Chinatown -- A private detective investigating an adultery case stumbles on to a scheme of murder that has something to do with water.
Chinatown -- Clip: Your husband was murdered
Chinatown -- Clip: Of course I'm respectable, I'm old
Chinatown -- Clip: In Chinatown
Chinatown -- Clip: I don't know what you are talking about

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JJ Gittes, aka, "Jake", is a Los Angeles private detective... See more »
Alternate Names:
J.J. Gittes / Jake Gittes


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  1. The Two Jakes (1990) Played by Jack Nicholson (as Jake Gittes)

  2. Chinatown (1974) Played by Jack Nicholson (as J.J. Gittes)

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From The Two Jakes (1990)
[last lines]
Jake Gittes: Katherine?
[she turns to look at him]
Jake Gittes: It never goes away.
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