The two Jakes

Language and/or Subtitles: English
Format: DVD 2007
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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Penn Hills Library Audio Visual DVD TWO
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Audio Visual
Call Number  DVD TWO
Wilkinsburg Public Library Audiovisual DVD THR TWO JAKES
Location  Wilkinsburg Public Library
Collection  Audiovisual
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., Rovi
Additional Information
Subjects Private investigators -- California -- Los Angeles -- Drama.
Adultery -- California -- Los Angeles -- Drama.
Murder -- California -- Los Angeles -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Feature films.
Film noir.
Detective and mystery films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Publisher Hollywood, Calif. :Paramount Pictures,2007
Edition Special collector's ed., widescreen version.
Contributors Nicholson, Jack.
Keitel, Harvey.
Tilly, Meg.
Stowe, Madeleine.
Towne, Robert.
Evans, Robert, 1930-2019
Schneider, Harold.
Paramount Pictures Corporation.
Participants/Performers Jack Nicholson, Harvey Keitel, Meg Tilly, and Madeleine Stowe.
Other Contributors Music by Van Dyke Parks ; director of photography, Vilmos Zsigmond ; written by Robert Towne ; directed by Jack Nicholson.
Audience MPAA rating: R.
Language English
Sound track in English, French, Spanish or Portuguese with optional subtitles in English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese; closed-captioned.
Notes Originally produced as a motion picture in 1990.
Sequel to: Chinatown.
Special features include a featurette with Jack Nicholson: Jack on Jakes.
System Details DVD, region 1; Dolby digital.
Description 1 videodisc (137 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 1415734194
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