Bullitt

Bullitt

Director: Peter Yates Cast: Steve McQueen, Robert Vaughn, Jacqueline Bisset

Overview

Robert L. Pike's crime novel Mute Witness makes the transition to the big screen in this film from director Peter Yates. In one of his most famous roles, Steve McQueen stars as tough-guy police detective Frank Bullitt. The story begins with Bullitt assigned to a seemingly routine detail, protecting mafia informant Johnny Ross (Pat Renella), who is scheduled to testify against his Mob cronies before a Senate subcommittee in San Francisco. But when a pair of hitmen ambush their secret location, fatally wounding Ross, things don't add up for Bullitt, so he decides to investigate the case on his own. Unfortunately for him, ambitious senator Walter Chalmers (Robert Vaughn), the head of the aforementioned subcommittee, wants to shut his investigation down, hindering Bullitt's plan to not only bring the killers to justice but discover who leaked the location of the hideout.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/03/1998
UPC: 0085391573531
Original Release: 1968
Rating: PG
Source: Warner Home Video

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Steve McQueen Frank Bullitt
Robert Vaughn Chalmers
Jacqueline Bisset Cathy
Don Gordon Delgetti
Robert Duvall Weissberg
Simon Oakland Capt. Bennett
Norman Fell Baker
Justin Tarr Eddy
Carl Reindel Stanton
Felice Orlandi Rennick
Vic Tayback Pete Ross
Ed Peck Wescott
Joanna Cassidy Actor
Suzanne Somers Actor
Georg Stanford Brown Dr. Willard
Robert Lipton First Aide
Pat Renella John Ross
Paul Genge Mike
John Aprea Killer
Al Checco Desk Clerk
Bill Hickman Phil
Charles Dorsett Airport counterperson

Technical Credits
Peter Yates Director
Albert Brenner Art Director
Phil D'Antoni Producer
Bud Ekins Stunts
William A. Fraker Cinematographer
John K. Kean Sound/Sound Designer
Frank Keller Editor
Harry Kleiner Screenwriter
Robert E. Relyea Executive Producer
Lalo Schifrin Score Composer
Alan R. Trustman Screenwriter
Theadora Van Runkle Costumes/Costume Designer
Tim Zinnemann Asst. Director

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Bullitt 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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There are good cops, there are bad cops, and then there's Bullitt. McQueen gives a wonderful performance as Lt. Frank Bullitt. For his own good Walter Chalmers(Robert Vaughn) wants Jonny Ross to testify against his mob buddies. So he assigned the best cop on the force, Bullitt, to watch over him and keep him alive. But someone else has other plans and Jonny Ross ends up in the hospital, critically wounded. Chalmers, just wanting to blame someone, tells Bullitt that it is his fault, and that he could prove negliegence on Bullitt's part. Bullitt decides to take matters into his own hands, not caring if he stays with in the rules or not, and go after his slim leads. One of these leads ends up as, I still think, the best car chase in history. A great movie for all. I like the dvd edition best because it has the better picture quality and sound. Steve McQueen is a great actor and this movie was one of his best. Steve McQueen will always be known as the King of Cool and this movie, a classic!
NIGHTHAWK-99 More than 1 year ago
The greatest chase scene ever produced in a movie. Great stars good story. Ford releases this Mustang every 10 years and only in those years do they use that color green.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Despite the gaudy pasiey print pajamas, this is McQueen style and cool all the way! A film of tight suspense featuring the first great cinematic car chase. It would spawn countless others of the Phil D'Antoni school of speed. Why didn't Don Gordon become a bigger star?
Guest More than 1 year ago
The movie that made MCQueen, singlehandedly, an international star.A lot can be said for the direction, cinematography, music score, and unparalleled car chase sequence...never mind the confusing storyline, what makes this picture work and sets it apart from all other cop films is the mood of the film is set by the MCQueen presence. Whenever on screen your eyes are glued to him, not taking anything away from Ms.Bisset's charms. Police everywhere emulated his turtleneck look, when this film was released, and even today, a '68 Mustang fastback and San Francisco seem synonymous. Even if your taste doesn't salivate for cop films this is the one to see.
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