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The Two Jakes

R| 2 hr. 17 min.

Plot Summary
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.

Cast: Jack Nicholson , Harvey Keitel , Meg Tilly , Madeleine Stowe , Eli Wallach , Ruben Blades , Frederic Forrest , David Keith

Director: Jack Nicholson

Genres: Mystery

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

The Two Jakes (1990)

Release Date: August 10th, 1990|2 hr. 17 min.

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  • Towne doesn't weave all the elements as deftly as before, and his political observations seem secondhand. show more

  • The Two Jakes is an interesting movie and audiences are predisposed to warm up to Nicholson the actor, but they may not be so charitable to Nicholson the director. [10 Aug 1990] show more

  • The Two Jakes turns out to be a surprisingly rich movie - if you're willing to spend 138 minutes on what is essentially a psychological study. [10 Aug 1990] show more

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