The Two Jakes

The Two Jakes

Jack Nicholson
 Cast: Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
, Harvey Keitel
Harvey Keitel
, Meg Tilly
Meg Tilly
, Madeleine Stowe
Madeleine Stowe


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The Two Jakes is the much-delayed and rather convoluted sequel to the 1975 classic Chinatown. Released in 1990 after an abortive stab at shooting that began in the mid-'80s, the film was the subject of a creative feud between its principals, star Jack Nicholson, producer Robert Evans, and screenwriter Robert Towne. Private eye Jake Gittes (Jack Nicholson) is a middle-aged war hero, paunchy, snobbish about his golf game, and about to marry a lovely and much younger woman. Then a fleeting reference to a woman he once loved that he heard on a wire recording plunges him into a past he has tried to escape. It comes while he was spying on a philandering wife (Meg Tilly) and her paramour in her motel room for her husband, Jake Berman (Harvey Keitel). Then Berman shocks Gittes when he shoots his wife's lover. Gittes is doubly stunned when he learns that Berman was partners with the dead man in a subdivision that may contain huge oil deposits. So now Gittes wonders, was it justifiable homicide or murder? The answer lies in the wife (Madeleine Stowe) of the dead man, her shady oil baron friend (Richard Farnsworth), and in the past he has tried to avoid. ~ Nick Sambides, Jr.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/22/2019
UPC: 0032429333278
Original Release: 1990
Rating: R
Source: Paramount
Region Code: 1
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 2:17:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Theatrical trailer; Featurette: Jack on Jakes

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jack Nicholson Jake Gittes
Harvey Keitel Jake Berman
Meg Tilly Kitty Berman
Madeleine Stowe Lillian Bodine
Eli Wallach Cotton Weinberger
Rubén Blades Mickey Nice
Frederic Forrest Chuck Newty
David Keith Loach
Richard Farnsworth Earl Rawley
Tracey Walter Tyrone Otley
Joe Mantell Lawrence Walsh
James Hong Kahn
Jeff Morris Tilton
Rebecca Broussard Gladys
Paul A. DiCocco Actor
Allan Warnick Rippey
Susan Forristal Delores
Will Tynan Judge Dettmer
Van Dyke Parks Francis Hannah
William Duffy Desk Sergeant
Sue Carlton Mattie Rowley
Jonathan Hackett Actor
Rosie Vela Actor
Perry Lopez Capt. Lou Escobar
Don McGovern Bartender
Luana Anders Florist
Dean Hill Cop with Parrot
John Herman Shaner Saul
Michael Shaner Benny
Lee Weaver Caddy #1
Randi Ingerman Lana
Bob George Bar Maitre d'
Jessica Z. Diamond Receptionist
Tom Waits Plainclothes Policeman
Faye Dunaway Evelyn Mulwray

Technical Credits
Jack Nicholson Director
Robert Evans Producer
Wayne A. Finkelman Costumes/Costume Designer
Alan Finkelstein Associate Producer
Anne Goursaud Editor
R.J. Hohman Special Effects
Van Dyke Parks Score Composer
Jeremy Railton Production Designer
Richard Sawyer Production Designer
Harold Schneider Producer
Richard Schreiber Art Director
Robert Towne Screenwriter
Jerry Wunderlich Set Decoration/Design
Vilmos Zsigmond Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Two Jakes
1. The Bird Of Paradise Hotel
2. Mrs. Bodine
3. El Rancho San Fernando
4. Prisoner Of The Past
5. The Berman Wire Recording
6. Follow The Money
7. Notary Public
8. Mr. Rawley
9. Green Parrot Bar And Grill
10. Bay City Linen
11. Katherine Mulwray
12. Public Hearing
13. The Truth
14. End Credits

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