With a suspicious femme fatale bankrolling his snooping, private eye J.J. Gittes uncovers intricate dirty dealings in the Los Angeles waterworks and gets his nose slashed for his trouble in director Roman Polanski's complex neonoir classic.
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- Roman Polanski
- TIME® Magazine List
- All-TIME 100 Movies
- 1975 BAFTA®
- 1975 Golden Globe Awards
- Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama)
- Best Director (Motion Picture)
- Best Motion Picture (Drama)
- Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
- Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture nominee
- Top 100 Thrills
- Top 100 Movies
- 1975 Academy Award®
- Best Writing Original Screenplay
- Best Film Editing nominee
- Best Art Direction nominee
- Best Picture nominee
- Best Actor nominee: Jack Nicholson
- Best Costume Design nominee
- Best Director nominee: Roman Polanski
- Best Sound nominee
- Best Actress nominee: Faye Dunaway
- Best Music Score nominee
- Best Cinematography nominee
RAdult content, adult language, brief nudity and violence
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1Subtitles
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital Mono, English: Dolby Digital MonoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; trailer; cast and crew interviews.
English, French, Portuguese, English SDH, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby True HD, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital Mono, Portuguese: Dolby Digital 5.1, Portuguese: Dolby Digital Mono, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital MonoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; commentary.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this film focuses on corruption within the government. The film presents many instances of mild violence (fistfights, gunplay, murdered bodies, etc.) and a more disturbingly violent onscreen killing of a major character. Parents should note that characters with whom viewers place emotional investment meet extremely unfortunate demises. The film also includes some sexually suggestive materials (post-coitus conversation, dirty jokes, implications of incest, etc.).
- Sexual Content
- Two sexually suggestive photos, a suggestive joke, a couple in bed together (after off-screen sex), implication of incest, very minor female nudity (in profile).
- Includes off-screen drowning, a graphic on-screen murder, gunplay, a graphic cutting, slapping of a woman, and some extended fistfights.
- Some strong profanity.
- Social Behavior
- While the main character is theoretically on the side of good, he too breaks rules to attain what he desires. The majority of the characters are liars, thugs, or otherwise criminals.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- A bit of social drinking .
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it