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Bullitt -- An all guts, no glory San Francisco cop becomes determined to find the underworld kingpin that killed the witness in his protection.
Bullitt -- An all guts, no glory San Francisco cop becomes determined to find the underworld kingpin that killed the witness in his protection.

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Director:
Writers:
Alan Trustman (screenplay) and
Harry Kleiner (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
17 October 1968 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Steve McQueen As 'Bullitt' See more »
Plot:
An all guts, no glory San Francisco cop becomes determined to find the underworld kingpin that killed the witness in his protection. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 9 wins & 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A Bullitt For Steve See more (286 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Steve McQueen ... Frank Bullitt

Jacqueline Bisset ... Cathy

Robert Vaughn ... Walter Chalmers

Don Gordon ... Delgetti

Simon Oakland ... Captain Sam Bennett

Norman Fell ... Captain Baker

Robert Duvall ... Weissberg

Georg Stanford Brown ... Dr. Willard
Justin Tarr ... Eddy
Carl Reindel ... Carl Stanton
Felice Orlandi ... Albert Renick

Vic Tayback ... Pete Ross (as Victor Tayback)

Robert Lipton ... 1st Aide

Ed Peck ... Westcott
Pat Renella ... Johnny Ross
Paul Genge ... Mike

John Aprea ... Killer
Al Checco ... Desk Clerk

Bill Hickman ... Phil
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mal Alberts ... Airport Information Agent (uncredited)
Scott Beach ... Man (uncredited)
Mary Benoit ... Voice (uncredited)

Barbara Bosson ... Nurse (uncredited)
Roger Bowen ... Man (uncredited)
Joy Carlin ... Woman (uncredited)
Brandy Carroll ... Mrs. Dorothy Renick (uncredited)

Joanna Cassidy ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Julie Christy ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Robert Cleaves ... Uniformed Courtesy Officer (uncredited)
Tony Dario ... Cop (uncredited)
Michael L. Davis ... Policeman (uncredited)
Jim Demarest ... Captain Brady (uncredited)
Chuck Dorsett ... Airport counterperson (uncredited)
Thomas Duncan ... Clerk (uncredited)
Marjorie Eaton ... Mrs. Larkin (uncredited)
Walker Edmiston ... Voice (uncredited)

Sam Edwards ... Voice (uncredited)
Mimi Fariña ... Woman (uncredited)
Shirley Fitzgerald ... Mrs. Bennett (uncredited)
Dick Geary ... Bully Cop (uncredited)
Frank Gerstle ... (voice) (uncredited)
Dennis Gribbon ... Tony Bennett, Captain Bennett's Son (uncredited)
Stacy Harris ... Voice (uncredited)
Bill Jones ... 2nd Aide (uncredited)
Stu Klitsner ... Man (uncredited)
Jean Le Bouvier ... Woman (uncredited)
Margo Lungreen ... Irene Chalmers (uncredited)
Larry D. Mann ... Voice (uncredited)
Claire Merrill ... Mrs. Merrill (uncredited)
Kathleen Morrissey ... Chalmers' Mother (uncredited)
Ned Moss ... Senator Dixon (uncredited)
Vic Perrin ... Voice (uncredited)

Charlene Polite ... Woman (uncredited)
Angel Sanchez Jr. ... Kid On Street (uncredited)

Suzanne Somers ... Woman (uncredited)
Liz Treadwell ... Woman (uncredited)
Reggie Waldon ... Woman (uncredited)
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Directed by
Peter Yates 
 
Writing credits
Alan Trustman (screenplay) (as Alan R. Trustman) and
Harry Kleiner (screenplay)

Robert L. Fish (novel "Mute Witness") (as Robert L. Pike)

Produced by
Philip D'Antoni .... producer
Robert E. Relyea .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Lalo Schifrin 
 
Cinematography by
William A. Fraker (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Frank P. Keller 
 
Art Direction by
Albert Brenner 
 
Set Decoration by
Phil Abramson  (as Phillip Abramson)
Ralph S. Hurst 
 
Costume Design by
Theadora Van Runkle 
 
Makeup Department
Pat Davey .... hair stylist
Emile LaVigne .... makeup artist
Jay Sebring .... hair designer: Steve McQueen (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Joe L. Cramer .... unit manager
Jack N. Reddish .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tim Zinnemann .... assistant director
Walter Hill .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
John K. Kean .... sound
Ray Barons .... boom mic operator (uncredited)
Dennis Jones .... cable man (uncredited)
Dan Wallin .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Sass Bedig .... special effects
 
Stunts
Denny Arnold .... stunts (uncredited)
Max Balchowsky .... stunts (uncredited)
Lightning Bear .... stunts (uncredited)
Everett Creach .... stunts (uncredited)
Jack L. Dill .... stunts (uncredited)
Bud Ekins .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Bud Ekins .... stunts (uncredited)
Dick Geary .... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Harris .... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Hickman .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Loren Janes .... stunt double: Steve McQueen (uncredited)
Loren Janes .... stunts (uncredited)
Carey Loftin .... stunts (uncredited)
Steve McQueen .... stunts (uncredited)
Paul Nuckles .... stunt double: Pat Renella (uncredited)
Paul Nuckles .... stunts (uncredited)
Frank Orsatti .... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Perkins .... stunts (uncredited)
Alex Sharp .... stunts (uncredited)
Tom Steele .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Dale Van Sickel .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jack Courtland .... camera operator (uncredited)
Douglas Freeman .... electrician (uncredited)
William Kenney .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Rexford L. Metz .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Bernie Schwartz .... grip (uncredited)
Joe Smith .... gaffer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alan Levine .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Ralph H. Martin .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Robert Bain .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Paul Beaver .... musician: keyboards (uncredited)
Conte Candoli .... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Mike Deasy .... musician (uncredited)
Don Ellis .... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Plas Johnson .... musician: woodwinds (uncredited)
Virginia Majewski .... musician: viola (uncredited)
Michael Melvoin .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Ted Nash .... musician: woodwinds (uncredited)
Joe Porcaro .... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Howard A. Roberts .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Lalo Schifrin .... conductor (uncredited)
Ray Sherman .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Dan Wallin .... scoring mixer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Bill Hunt .... transportation co-captain (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Marshall J. Wolins .... script supervisor
Max Balchowsky .... car modifications: Mustang Charger engine and suspension (uncredited)
Pablo Ferro .... title designer (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
114 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Steve McQueen was very keen to do as many of his own stunts as possible. He had been hugely embarrassed to admit that it was not him performing the celebrated motorbike stunt in The Great Escape (1963).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The Charger supposedly explodes in a gas station, yet can be seen in the background of the explosion.See more »
Quotes:
Bullitt:Look, Chalmers, let's understand each other... I don't like you.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Trauma: Pilot (#1.1)" (2009)See more »
Soundtrack:
Bullitt, Guitar SoloSee more »

FAQ

What is the song being played by the jazz musicians at the restaurant?
How does Bullitt find Dorothy Simmons?
What was the actual route of the chase scene?
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35 out of 59 people found the following review useful.
A Bullitt For Steve, 16 March 2004
Author: sol1218 from brooklyn NY

*****SPOILERS****** Even though the movie "Bullitt" is known for it's legendary car chase scene, this in 1968 when everything was done for real not in a studio with computer enhanced imagery, the movie is also a very fine crime/drama straight out of todays headlines and has a very good and brainy plot too.

Senator Walter Chalmers is holding a special Senate Commission on Organized Crime in America in San Francisco and has a very important witness Johnny Ross, Pat Renella, coming from Chicago to testify. Chalmers Wants to make sure that Ross is protected from the mob who beside testifying against it has also stolen $2,000,000.00 dollars from them and they want him dead and will go to any lengths to get him.

Ross is assigned a unit from the SFPD headed by Let. Frank Bullitt, Steve McQueen, for around the clock protection at an undisclosed hotel. Just before Ross entered the hotel he made a number of Phone calls one was to a hotel in San Mateo Calif. Later back in his hotel room with Sgt. Stanton, Carl Reindel guarding him Ross slides open the lock on the door and just then two men enter the hotel room and blast both Ross and Sgt. Stanton away; at the hospital Sgt. Stanton survives but Ross dies on the operating table.

Let. Bullitt wisely decides to keep Ross' death secret from Senator Chalmers as well as the media by having Ross' body put on ice in the hospital morgue, unidentified, under a John Doe. With Ross' death kept under cover Let. Bullitt checks out Ross' phone calls, before he entered the hotel room, and finds that the call to the San Mateo hotel was to a woman who registered under the named of Dorothy Simmons. With the Senate Commission hearing the next day Bullitt begins to realize that this dead hood Johnny Ross may not the person that he seems to be.

As Let. Bullitt gets closer to the truth about the whole Ross business his life becomes endangered by the two killers, Paul Genge and Bill Hickman, who killed Johnny Ross in his hotel room. This sets the scene for the thrilling and exciting car chase that the movie is noted for. Setting him up for an ambush on a deserted San Francisco street Bullitt turns the tables on the killers by backtracking and then surprises and chases them into a hot corner. We have the two killers and Let. Bullitt flooring the gas peddle and tearing up the roads and highway in and around San Francisco and the Bay Area. The exciting car chase comes to an end when, after trying to shoot at Bullitt's car with a shotgun, the killers auto loses control and smashes into a gas station with both of the killers ending dead and burned to a crisp .

Back at the police station Bullitt starts to check out the mysterious Mrs. Simmons, the woman who Ross called before he was killed, at her hotel room in San Mateo and finds her murdered. Looking at Mrs. Simmons' luggage Let. Bullitt and the police find out that she was really a Mrs. Renick and was scheduled to leave San Francisco ,with her husband Edward, on a plane trip to Italy? whats going on here?

Checking Mrs.Renick aka Simmons husbands passport photo Bullitt realizes that Johnny Ross who was killed at the hotel room was really her husband Edward Renick a car dealer from Chicago with no mob connections. Renick must have been paid off by the real Johnny Ross, Felice Orlandi, to impersonate him with Ross taking Renick's passport and identity and checking out of the country and away from the law and the mob who were both looking for him! Ross must have also double-crossed both Renick and his wife by having them murdered.

With the real Johnny Ross now heading for the San Francisco International Airport to make his getaway Let. Frank Bullitt is the only one who has a chance to stop him and as it gets closer for Ross' flight to take off for Italy the chances of him getting caught are getting slimmer by the minute.

Terrific police/action/drama with an ending at the airport, thats as good as the great car chase seen earlier in the film, that left everyone gasping. Also good in the film is Jackie Bisset as Let. Frank Bullitt's girlfriend Cathy who had trouble accepting Frank's job as a policeman especially by seeing up front and personal, the murdered Mrs. Simmons/Renick, what that job did to him as well as what it was doing to her her by living with him.

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