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Chinatown (1974)

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This post has the most up-to-date information on Chinatown as we continuously monitor the news. Below you will find everything you need to know, including cast, release date, rating, runtime, movie budget and, box office results.

Chinatown is an crime movie directed by Roman Polanski and starring Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston and Perry Lopez and John Hillerman. The movie was written by Robert Towne. The film has a $6 million budget with a 130-minute running time. Chinatown currently has a 8.2 IMDb rating, based on 255940 and 86 Metascore on Metacritic. The movie is rated R.

release date for Chinatown

Chinatown release date

When does Chinatown come out in theaters?

The official theatrical release date for Chinatown (1974) is June 20, 1974.

When will Chinatown be released on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital?

Chinatown DVD/Blu-ray release date is N/A. The estimated DVD release date is N/A. The movie has been out for around since its theatrical release. DVD and Blu-ray releases typically come out 12-16 weeks after the theatrical premiere.

Digital HD from Amazon Video and iTunes will be available 1-2 weeks before the Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K releases – sometime in N/A. Dates do change so check back often as the release approaches. We will update this page with more details as they become available.

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Chinatown budget

How much did Chinatown cost to make?

$6,000,000 budget

The movie cost $6 million to make.

Chinatown movie poster

Chinatown rating

R Rated

Chinatown is rated R. R stands for ‘Restricted’, which means children under 17 require accompanying parent or adult guardian. The movie contains some adult material and parents are urged to learn more about the movie.

Chinatown reviews

8.2 IMDb 86 Metascore

The movie currently has a 8.2 of out 10 IMDb rating and 86 Metascore on Metacritic. We will continue to add and update review scores.

Chinatown trailer

Chinatown plot summary

What is Chinatown about?

Private eye Jake Gittes lives off of the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-World War II Southern California. Hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband’s extra-marital affair, Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double dealings and deadly deceits, uncovering a web of personal and political scandals that come crashing together.

Synopsis from IMDb A private detective hired to expose an adulterer finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption, and murder.

The running times are based on US timings only and all times are rounded off to the nearest minute. Other countries may have different running lengths. Theatrical releases running times differ due to the counting of frames from the first frame to the last frame of any credits.

Chinatown cast

Who is in Chinatown?

Jack Nicholson in Chinatown Jack Nicholson as Jake Gittes
Faye Dunaway in Chinatown Faye Dunaway as Evelyn Cross Mulwray
John Huston in Chinatown John Huston as Noah Cross
Perry Lopez in Chinatown Perry Lopez as Lieutenant Lou Escobar
John Hillerman in Chinatown John Hillerman as Russ Yelburton

Chinatown box Office

How much did Chinatown make?

$30,000,000 worldwide

The film has made over $30 million worldwide at the box office. This does not include the DVD, Blu-ray and digital sales.

Chinatown details

Theatrical Release Date: June 20, 1974
DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: N/A
Film Budget: $6 million
Box Office: $30 million
Length: 130 minutes
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Language: English

Chinatown facts

How long is Chinatown?

The movie is 130 minutes long (2 hours and 10 minutes).

What year did Chinatown come out?

The movie is out on June 20, 1974. The movie has been out for .

Who is the lead actor in the movie?

Jack Nicholson plays as Jake Gittes.

Who is the director of Chinatown?

Roman Polanski directed the movie.

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Harper Wolfei
Harper Wolfei
Harper Wolfei, a writer and avid entertainment fan, has been actively involved in the film industry for the past 4 years. His particular interest lies in sci-fi and action movies.


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