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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 »
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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 The Two Jakes (1990)
Loach Jr.: Come on, Gittes. There you were, consorting with a known hoodlum under grand jury investigation... and known to be friendly with your client, Jake Berman.
Jake Gittes: So, what?
Loach Jr.: So, either you were doing business with Mickey, or, uh...
Jake Gittes: Or what?
Plainclothes Policeman: We got a vice officer who swears you approached him and fondled his privates in the men's room.
[Loach breaks out laughing]
Jake Gittes: [to Policeman] How was it for you?
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