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Plot, Details & Awards

Bullitt

PG In Theaters 04/12/2002 , 105min.
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Plot & Details

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.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1968 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Editing Frank Keller Won

Edgar Allan Poe Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1968 Edgar Allan Poe Awards Best Screenplay Harry Kleiner Won
1968 Edgar Allan Poe Awards Best Screenplay Alan R. Trustman Won

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