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Summary Jack Nicholson is private-eye Jake Gittes, living off the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-war Southern California. Hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extramarital affair, Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double dealings and deadly deceits, uncovering a web of personal and political scandals that come cras...

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Metascore Universal Acclaim Based on 23 Critic Reviews
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User Score Universal Acclaim Based on 398 User Ratings
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Summary Jack Nicholson is private-eye Jake Gittes, living off the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-war Southern California. Hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extramarital affair, Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double dealings and deadly deceits, uncovering a web of personal and political scandals that come cras...

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Universal Acclaim Based on 23 Critic Reviews
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Universal Acclaim Based on 398 User Ratings
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Universal Acclaim Based on 398 User Ratings
8.6
91% Positive
363 Ratings
5% Mixed
21 Ratings
4% Negative
14 Ratings

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Production Company Paramount Pictures, Penthouse Video, Long Road Productions, Robert Evans Company
Release Date Jun 20, 1974
Duration 2 h 10 m
Rating R
Tagline You get tough. You get tender. You get close to each other. Maybe you even get close to the truth.
Academy Awards, USA
• 1 Win & 11 Nominations
Golden Globes, USA
• 4 Wins & 7 Nominations
BAFTA Awards
• 3 Wins & 11 Nominations