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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 murder scheme that mysteriously involves water.
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

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


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

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

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From Chinatown (1974)
Evelyn Mulwray: Tell me, Mr. Gittes: Does this often happen to you?
Jake Gittes: What's that?
Evelyn Mulwray: Well, I'm judging only on the basis of one afternoon and an evening, but, uh, if this is how you go about your work, I'd say you'd be lucky to, uh, get through a whole day.
Jake Gittes: Actually, this hasn't happened to me for a long time.
Evelyn Mulwray: When was the last time?
Jake Gittes: Why?
Evelyn Mulwray: It's an innocent question.
Jake Gittes: In Chinatown.
Evelyn Mulwray: What were you doing there?
Jake Gittes: Working for the District Attorney.
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