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The Two Jakes (1990) - Plot Summary Poster

(1990)

Plot Summary

  • 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>

Synopsis

In post-war Los Angeles there is an incriminating wire recording of a tryst that isn't supposed to be fatal...

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