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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 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

Bullitt: Steve McQueen Plays It Cool (What Else?)

By Rick29 on May 30, 2013 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Bullitt was not the film that established the Steve McQueen "cool quotient." Steve was displaying coolness earlier in the 1960s in movies such as The Great Escape (1963), The Cincinnati Kid (1965), and The Thomas Crown Affair (1968). Heck, his character was even known as The Cooler King in The Great... Read full article

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Quotes from

Bullitt: [revealing Johnny Ross' death] I've got him downstairs, under a John Doe.
Baker: [stunned] You are sick. Smuggling a dead man out of a hospital, and now two men killed who may have had nothing to do with it?
Bullitt: The man I was chasing killed Ross.
Captain Bennett: How do you know? Did you see him?
Bullitt: Yes. He tried to nail me with a shotgun, a Winchester pump.
Baker: The radio report said the two men were burned beyond recognition. Now all he's got are two dead men. It would never hold up in court.

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

[Bullitt and Delgetti have searched the luggage of Dorothy Simmons and her boyfriend]
Delgetti: No passports, no tickets.
Bullitt: Call Immigration in Chicago, have them wire Rennick's passport application, I'll get a fingerprint check on Ross.

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Facts about

The Mustang's interior mirror goes up and down depending who is driving it - Steve McQueen (up, visible) or Bud Ekins (down, not visible).
According to Peter Yates, Steve McQueen made a point to keep his head near the open car window during the famous chase scene so that audiences would be reassured that it was he, not a stunt man, who was driving,
Robert Vaughn, who plays politician Walter Chalmers received the script and didn't like it. Vaughn felt that there was no plot nor a sensible storyline. Steve McQueen insisted Vaughn do the film which the actor had refused, until the studio kept offering him more money when he finally said yes.
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Best Film Editing Oscar 1968

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National Film Registry


Released 1968
Inducted 2007

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Also directed by Peter Yates

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