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Bullitt (1968) was a Action - Crime Film directed by Peter Yates and produced by Robert E. Relyea.

Bullitt was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2007.

Academy Awards 1968 --- Ceremony Number 41 (source: AMPAS)

Best Film EditingFrank P. KellerWon

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Bullitt (1968)

By Beatrice on Feb 28, 2020 From Flickers in Time

Bullitt Directed by Peter Yates Written by Alan Trustman and Henry Kleiner from a novel by Robert L. Fish 1968/US IMDb link First viewing/Amazon Instant Bullitt: Bullshit. Fairly solid film for fans of Steve McQueen, car chases, and San Francisco. McQueen plays Frank Bullitt, a San Francisco police ... Read full article

Bullitt (1968)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jun 21, 2019 From 4 Star Films

There was never a better city for crime pictures than San Francisco. Much of this reputation comes from Bullitt and the enduring cool of its hero Steve McQueen. He had many great films and he was a part of some truly epic ensembles including The Magnificent Seven and The Great Escape, but Bullitt is... Read full article

Bullitt (1968) Turns 50: Reflections on a New Hollywood Trend-Setter

By The Lady Eve on Oct 5, 2018 From Lady Eve's Reel Life

The TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, famously known for decades as Grauman’s, is the most historic of movie palaces world-wide, and one of the most magnificent. Famed for its lavish “Oriental” d?cor, its klieg light-lit Old Hollywood movie premieres, and its hand- and footprint-st... Read full article

TCM Essentials: Bullitt

By Amanda Garrett on Jun 13, 2015 From Old Hollywood Films

TCM will air Bullitt (1968) starring Steve McQueen at 8 p.m. June 13 as part of its The Essentials series. Here's five things to look for while watching this classic police procedural. Steve McQueen was known as the King of Cool, and he was certainly never more chilled out than in his role as t... Read full article

Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Watch Bullitt (1968)

By Raquel Stecher on Aug 8, 2013 From Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog

My contribution to the TCM Summer Under the Stars Blogathon Bullitt (1968) will be showing on August 9th (Friday) 4:00 PM EST on Turner Classic Movies as part of the Summer Under the Stars Steve McQueen day. Here are my top 10 reasons why I think you should watch this fantastic film. 1. The fant... Read full article

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Cathy: What will happen to us, in time?
Bullitt: Time starts now.

Bullitt: Look, Chalmers, let's understand each other... I don't like you.

Bullitt: You sell whatever you want, but don't sell it here tonight.

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The film's famous chase scene wasn't originally in the script. In the first draft of "Bullitt", adapted from Robert L. Pike's novel "Mute Witness", Det. Frank Bullitt was a Boston policeman who ate a lot of ice cream and never solved a case. The book had originally been bought with Spencer Tracy in mind; but with Tracy's death, the property fell into the hands of Steve McQueen and Producer Philip D'Antoni. D'Antoni added the chase and changed the location to San Francisco.
The Mustang's interior mirror goes up and down depending who is driving it - Steve McQueen (up, visible) or Bud Ekins (down, not visible).
The holster worn by Steve McQueen was later put into production by Safariland leather company and is still in the line. It is known as the Klipspringer Shoulder holster.
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