The Two Jakes

The Two Jakes

"Chinatown" private eye (Jack Nicholson) ties murder to oil in 1948 L.A.

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The Two Jakes


Mystery137 Mins1990R

Private investigator and war veteran Jake Gittes (Jack Nicholson) is hired by real estate developer Jake Berman (Harvey Keitel) for some run-of-the-mill matrimonial work. After Berman shoots his wife's lover, who happens to be his own business partner, Gittes is drawn into a web of conspiracy and deceit involving the oil reserves beneath Los Angeles. While investigating, Gittes hears a voice from his past that causes him to revisit a traumatic case in Chinatown.


  • Brooding
  • Intricate
  • Sad
  • Uneasy