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Bullitt Overview:

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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Quotes from

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

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

Bullitt: Look, you work your side of the street, and I'll work mine.

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Facts about

The director called for speeds of about 75-80 mph, but the cars (including the ones containing the cameras) reached speeds of over 110 mph. Filming of the chase scene took three weeks, resulting in 9 minutes and 42 seconds of footage. They were denied permission to film on the Golden Gate Bridge.
Steve McQueen based his character on San Francisco Homicide Inspector Dave Toschi, made famous for his work on the Zodiac killings. McQueen had a copy made of Toschi's custom fast-draw shoulder holster.
Peter Yates hired a local trucking company for some background shots (most notably the scene where the Dodge Charger crashes into the gas station), but sent back the initial truck because it was red. He didn't want any red vehicles in the movie because it would detract from the blood. A blue truck was dispatched in its place.
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