The sequel to Chinatown (1974) finds Jake Gittes investigating adultery and murder... and the money that comes from oil.

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After the war, L.A. private eye Jake Gittes is hired by realtor Jake Berman. He proves the infidelity of Berman's wife Kitty and sets up a way for her to be caught in the act. At the rendezvous, Berman shoots the co-respondent who turns out to be his business partner. Gittes finds himself in the middle of a complicated web, under pressure from all sides for a wire recording of the fatal encounter. He then realises that the land the partners were developing was once an orange grove connected with a case he has never quite got over. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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They say money makes the world go round. But sex was invented before money.


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10 August 1990 (USA)  »

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$19,000,000 (estimated)

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$10,005,969 (USA)
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Second and final cinema movie [to date, July 2013] that actors Meg Tilly and Harvey Keitel have both worked on. The first had been Off Beat (1986) around four years earlier. See more »

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On the homes under construction in the B&B subdivision, the mottled texture of the sheathing indicates it to be Oriented Strand Board (OSB) and not plywood. OSB did not appear in construction until the Late 1970s and early 1980s. See more »

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Jake Gittes: The problem with you, kid, is you don't know who you're kiddin'.
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References Chinatown (1974) See more »

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My Ideal
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Music by Richard A. Whiting and Newell Chase
Lyrics by Leo Robin
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a sequel to 1974's Chinatown,lacking the same spark and imagination
12 January 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

this movie is the sequel to 1974's Chinatown.Jack Nicholson directed this film and stars again as Jake Gittes.Robert Towne wrote the script and the movie is based on characters created by him.it is hard not to compare this movie to its predecessor and comparisons are inevitable.so here goes.First off this movie plods along at a snail's pace.there doesn't seem to be a clear direction.Also,Gittes seems less likable this time around.the surrounding characters seem to lack any real imagination,as do the situations.put simply,there is no spark.and the femme fatalle angle,which worked so well in the original,doesn't work here.but then who could fill the shoes of the mega star charismatic actress Faye Dunnaway?no-one.so,the femme in this case is less fatalle.the script is also lacking in imagination,giving the director(Nicholson)less to work with.you will be bored nearly to tears here.a disappointing followup to Chinatown.,as a stand alone film,however-also disappointing.this movie is not quite awful,but not quite good either.not recommended. 3/10


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