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The Two Jakes

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The Two Jakes
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Movie poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by Jack Nicholson
Release Date 1990
Language English
Studio Paramount Pictures
Distributor Paramount Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
J.J. 'Jake' Gittes Jack Nicholson
Julius 'Jake' Berman Harvey Keitel
Kitty Berman Meg Tilly
Lillian Bodine Madeleine Stowe
Michael 'Mickey Nice' Weisskopf Rubén Blades
Det. Lt. Loach David Keith
Cotton Weinberger Eli Wallach
Captain Lou Escobar Perry Lopez

The Two Jakes is the 1990 sequel to Chinatown. The followup film was directed by Jack Nicholson, who reprised his role as J.J. "Jake" Gittes. Many of the cast and crew of the first film return, including producer Robert Evans, writer Robert Towne, and Perry Lopez as Captain Lou Escobar. However, John Huston did not appear due to his passing in the interim and Chinatown director Roman Polanski, who had fled to Paris to escape criminal charges and still is wanted by American authorities. Towne had originally planned the film to be the middle film of a trilogy, but the poor critical and commercial reception to the film lead killed any plans for a third film. (Contrary to urban legend, the script of the planned third film did NOT become Who Framed Roger Rabbit, which had been released two years prior.) The film's cast included Madeleine Stowe, Meg Tilly, and Harvey Keitel.

The following weapons were used in the film The Two Jakes:

Smith & Wesson Model 36

Jake Berman (Harvey Keitel) shoots Mark Bodine with a Smith & Wesson Model 36. Jake Gittes (Jack Nicholson) says it's described in the police report as a ".38 caliber Smith & Wesson Police Special with a two inch barrel." Since the movie takes place in 1948, an S&W 36 is an anachronism.

Smith & Wesson Model 36 with square butt - .38 Special
Jake Berman fires on Bodine.
A closeup of the S&W 36 as he fires the fatal shot into Bodine.
Jake Gittes shows the gun to Berman's wife.
The five-shot cylinder is quote clear in this shot.

Colt Model 1903/1908

Michael "Mickey Nice" Weisskopf (Rubén Blades) carries a nickel-plated Colt Model 1903/1908.

Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless Pistol Nickel with pearl grips - .32 ACP
Mickey Nice chambers a round into his Colt Pocket Hammerless.
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Colt Police Positive

Detective Lieutenant Loach (David Keith) (son of Det. Loach from the first film) draws his Colt Police Positive during his fight with Gittes. Gittes later takes it away from him.

Colt Police Positive - 4" Barrel - .38 Special
Loach with his holstered Colt Police Positive.
Loach staring down the barrel of his own gun.

Mk 2 Hand Grenade

Mickey Nice has his henchman Liberty Levine (Paulie DiCocco) force a Mk 2 Hand Grenade into the hands of Jake Gittes and remove the pin.

Mk 2 "Pineapple" High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
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