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Chinatown (1974)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $23,169,837Details
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  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 3,101-3,200) 3,162 $23,169,837
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 4,201-4,300) 4,230 $23,169,837

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: June 21st, 1974 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
Video Release: February 10th, 1998 by Paramount Home Video
Franchise: Chinatown
Comparisons: vs. Rosemary's Baby
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Keywords: Film Noir, Private Investigator, Surprise Twist, Sex Crimes, Dysfunctional Family, Directing Yourself, Government Corruption, Corporate Malfeasance, False Identity, Incest, Inspired by a True Story
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

Leading Cast

   J.J. Gittes

Supporting Cast

Burt Young    Curly


Noble Willingham    Counsilman
John Huston    Noah Cross
Faye Dunaway    Evelyn Cross Mulwray
James Hong    Kahn
Diane Ladd    Ida Sessions
Roman Polanski    Man with Knife
Rance Howard    Irate Farmer
John Hillerman    Russ Yelburton, Deputy Chief of Water Department

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Production and Technical Credits

Jerry Goldsmith    Composer

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for April 3rd, 2012

April 3rd, 2012

It wasn't a busy week on the home market with only a few first run releases of note. Both War Horse on Four-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack and We Bought a Zoo on Blu-ray Combo Pack are worth picking, but not Pick of the Week material. For that we have to look to Chinatown on Blu-ray. It is shovelware, but it is such a great movie that I'm willing to overlook this. More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: Chinatown

April 2nd, 2012

Chinatown came out in 1974, the year I was born. Despite being made before I was born, it instantly became one of my favorite films when I first saw it and remains so to this day. When this Blu-ray was announced, it was absolutely something I wanted. But, does it make the transition to high definition? The movie is closing in on its 40th anniversary, after all. And are there any new extras? More...