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The Two Jakes
My Rating:
(out of 5 stars)
2.5 Stars
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Rating: R Year: 1990 Category: Drama
Director: Jack Nicholson Time: 138 min. Writer: Robert Towne

Mine: No where near as good at the first, but Nicholson's performance is good and carries an otherwise ordinary movie. Too long.
Leonard Maltin/Plot synopsis: Belated sequel to CHINATOWN set in 1948 L. A. , with oil having replaced water as the natural resource of choice. Jake Gittes investigates complex case of adultery and shady real estate dealings by Keitel (excellent, as the other Jake) and cheating wife Tilly. Ponderous and convoluted beyond belief (though never boring), film will make no sense to anyone who's never seen CHINATOWN; the old indecipherable plot routine that worked for THE BIG SLEEP (1946) doesn't cut it here. Faye Dunaway makes a brief (and welcome) contribution; Tom Waits appears unbilled as a policeman. Super 35.
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Jack Nicholson Jack Nicholson as:
Jake Gittes
Harvey Keitel Harvey Keitel as:
Jake Berman
Meg Tilly as:
Kitty Berman
Madeleine Stowe as:
Lillian Bodine
Eli Wallach Eli Wallach as:
Cotton Weiberger
Ruben Blades Ruben Blades as:
Mickey Nice
Frederic Forest as:
Chuck Newty
David Keith David Keith as:
Dr. Lt. Laoch Jf.
Tom Waits Tom Waits as: