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Release Date: April 12th, 2002

DVD Release Date: November 19th, 1997

PG|1 hr 53 min

Plot Summary
Senator Walter Chalmers (Robert Vaughn) is aiming to take down mob boss Pete Ross (Vic Tayback) with the help of testimony from the criminal's hothead brother Johnny (Pat Renella), who is in protective custody in San Francisco under the watch of police lieutenant Frank Bullitt (Steve McQueen). When a pair of mob hitmen enter the scene, Bullitt follows their trail through a maze of complications and double-crosses. This thriller includes one of the most famous car chases ever filmed.

Cast: Steve McQueen, Robert Vaughn, Jacqueline Bisset, Don Gordon, Robert Duvall, Simon Oakland, Norman Fell, Georg Stanford Brown

Director: Peter Yates

Genres: Crime drama

Production Co: Solar Productions

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Police officer, Police station, Hotel, Cool, Mystery, 1960s, Murder, Office, Pursuit, Car

Ratings & Reviews

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  • McQueen is great in Bullitt, and the movie is great, because director Peter Yates understands the McQueen image and works within it. He winds up with about the best action movie of recent years. show more

  • Blessed with the fresh eyes of newly landed Englishman Yates (and genius cameraman William Fraker), the movie makes San Francisco fresh and alive, but also completely remakes and modernises the bleak, sleazy gangster demimonde in which Bullitt does his hunting. show more

  • It is simply one of the most exciting and intelligent action films in years, probably the best good-cop film we can expect to encounter. show more

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Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1970)
Nominated Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1970)
Nominated Soundtrack
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1970)
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1970)
Winner Film Editing
Nominated Sound