Chinatown Trailer & Clips


Chinatown full movie is released on Jun 20, 1974. Watch Chinatown online - the English Drama movie from United States , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $29,225,935. Chinatown is directed by Roman Polanski and created by Robert Towne with Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway. Chinatown is available online on HBO Max and HBO Max Amazon Channel.

In 1937 Los Angeles, private investigator Jake 'J.J.' Gittes specializes in cheating-spouse cases. His current target is Hollis Mulwray, high-profile chief engineer for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, whose wife suspects him of infidelity. In following Mulwray, Gittes witnesses some usual business dealings, such as a public meeting for construction of a new dam to create additional water supply for Los Angeles, as fresh water is vital to the growing community during the chronic drought; Mulwray opposes the dam. Eventually Gittes sees Mulwray meeting with an unknown young woman who isn't his wife. Once news of the supposed tryst between Mulwray and this woman hits the media, additional information comes to light that makes Gittes believe that Mulwray is being framed for something and that he himself is being set up. In his investigation of the issue behind Mulwray's framing and his own setup, Gittes is assisted by Mulwray's wife Evelyn, but he thinks she isn't being forthright with him. The further he gets into the investigation, the more secrets he uncovers about the Mulwrays' professional and personal dealings, including Mulwray's former business-partnership with Evelyn's father, Noah Cross. The identity of the unknown woman may be the key to uncovering the whole story.

As know as:

Kinų kvartalas, Cínská ctvrt, Китайский квартал, Kineska četvrt, Cartierul chinezesc

Release Date:

Jun 20, 1974

Release Date (Streaming):

Nov 23, 1999


United States


English, Cantonese, Spanish

Stream Service:

Paramount Pictures

Production Companies:

Paramount Pictures, Penthouse Video, Long Road Productions

Gross worldwide:



You get tough. You get tender. You get close to each other. Maybe you even get close to the truth., The most highly acclaimed film of 1974!


Tom Milne
Sight & Sound
[Polanski] handles the mechanics of the plot with a ruthless brilliance that is immediately involving.
by rottentomatoes, Apr 01, 2020
Charles Champlin
Los Angeles Times
In its total recapturing of a past, in its plot, its vivid characterizations, its carefully calculated and accelerating pace, its whole demonstration of a medium mastered, Chinatown reminds you again that motion pictures are larger, not smaller than life.
by rottentomatoes, Apr 22, 2019
Alastair Sooke
Daily Telegraph (UK)
As private investigator Jake Gittes, hired to dig up some dirt on Hollis Mulwray, chief engineer of Los Angeles's water department, Nicholson saunters round the city delivering one-liners with offhand brilliance.
by rottentomatoes, May 18, 2016

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