At the offices of a Japanese corporation, during a party, a woman, who's evidently a professional mistress, is found dead, apparently after some rough sex. A police detective, Web Smith is ... See full summary »
At a time of international incident, the body of a young female staffer is found in a White House wash room. Homicide detective Harlan Regis is called in to investigate the murder only to ... See full summary »
High profile San Francisco Police Lieutenant Frank Bullitt is asked personally by ambitious Walter Chalmers, who is in town to hold a US Senate subcommittee hearing on organized crime, to guard Johnny Ross, a Chicago based mobster who is about to turn evidence against the organization at the hearing. Chalmers wants Ross' safety at all cost, or else Bullitt will pay the consequences. Bullitt and his team of Sergeant Delgetti and Detective Carl Stanton have Ross in protective custody for 48 hours over the weekend until Ross provides his testimony that upcoming Monday. Bullitt's immediate superior, Captain Samuel Bennet, gives Bullitt full authority to lead the case, no questions asked for any move Bullitt makes. When an incident occurs early during their watch, Bullitt is certain that Ross and/or Chalmers are not telling them the full story to protect Ross properly. Without telling Bennet or an incensed Chalmers, Bullitt clandestinely moves Ross while he tries to find out who is after ... Written by
Traditionally, car chases are filmed by second units but Peter Yates insisted on doing it himself. This was partly because he knew that Steve McQueen would be performing a lot of the stunts himself. See more »
When the cars pull into the gas station during the chase, a chain is very briefly visible between the Charger and the Mustang. See more »
I'll never forget the first time I saw this great car chase sequence in the theater. You felt the seat go away from you as you rode with Steve McQueen in that awesome sounding Mustang. The Plymouth don't sound too bad either. Very memorable.
When that bad guy puts on his seat belt, You just know Sh** is about to hit the fan. I just love the way the music cuts a way and all you hear for the next few minutes are engines roaring, tires squealing, and metal being customized by close calls that missed. I just saw this again yesterday. The film in DVD with the wide screen ... well worth the rental, IMHO.
Ok granted, the blood is a little lame, and the editing could have been a bit tighter, but that chase scene ... gave me goose bumps all over again.
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