Shekhar finds employment with the police as an undercover agent to impersonate a China Town gangster named Mike. Shekhar takes over Mike's life, but not for long as Mike soon escapes from police custody and is on his way back to reclaim his life.
With a suspicious femme fatale bankrolling his snooping, private eye J.J. Gittes uncovers intricate dirty dealings in the Los Angeles waterworks.
A 1930s Los Angeles private eye uncovers corruption, incest and murder while investigating an apparently routine case of marital infidelity. Nominated for every major Academy Award, including Best Picture!
Watch an exclusive clip discussing the controversial ending of 'Chinatown.'
A Los Angeles private investigator named Jake 'J.J' Gittes (Nicholson) is hired to spy on Hollis Mulwray, the chief engineer for the city's water department. The woman hiring Gittes claims to be Evelyn Mulwray, Hollis' wife. Mr. Mulwray spends most of his time investigating dry river beds. Mr. Mulwray also has a heated argument with an elderly man. Gittes finally catches Mulwray during an outing with a young blonde and photographs the pair in a kiss, which becomes a scandal in the press.
Part of the DVD bonus features for Chinatown. Director Steven Soderbergh, Writer/Director Kimberly Peirce discuss the nose cut and bandage scene in Chinatown.
Part of the DVD bonus features for Chinatown. Director Steven Soderbergh, Writer/Director Kimberly Peirce talk about the story construction of Chinatown.
Part of the DVD bonus features for Chinatown. Director Steven Soderbergh, Writer/Director Kimberly Peirce and Cinmatographer Roger Deakins comment on Chinatown and their first impressions.