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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:
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Steve McQueen ... Frank Bullitt

Robert Vaughn ... Walter Chalmers

Jacqueline Bisset ... Cathy

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)
John Allen Vick ... Hospital Policeman (uncredited)
Erick Vinther ... Street Spectator (uncredited)
Regina Waldon ... Woman (uncredited)

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 
 
Casting by
Ann Brebner (uncredited)
 
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 .... 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 driver (uncredited)
Loren Janes .... stunt double: Steve McQueen (uncredited)
Loren Janes .... stunts (uncredited)
Carey Loftin .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Carey Loftin .... stunt double: Robert Vaughn (uncredited)
Carey Loftin .... stunt driver (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)
Richard Doran .... first assistant camera (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)
Max Bennett .... musician (uncredited)
Ray Brown .... musician (uncredited)
Larry Bunker .... musician (uncredited)
Conte Candoli .... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Mike Deasy .... musician (uncredited)
Don Ellis .... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Plas Johnson .... musician: woodwinds (uncredited)
Carol Kaye .... musician (uncredited)
Virginia Majewski .... musician: viola (uncredited)
Michael J. McDonald .... score remixer (uncredited)
Michael Melvoin .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Ted Nash .... musician: woodwinds (uncredited)
Jack Nimitez .... musician (uncredited)
Earl Palmer .... musician (uncredited)
Bill Perkins .... musician (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)
Ken Watson .... musician (uncredited)
Jerry Williams .... musician (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 (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: When Bullitt continues pursuit of the Charger after spinning off into the dirt, you can hear him upshift once as he is driving away. In the next shot you can hear him upshift another three times. It is impossible to upshift any more than three times in total in a 4-speed transmission.See more »
Quotes:
Captain Bennett:Albert Edward Rennick, used car salesman, Chicago.
Walter Chalmers:Who's Rennick?
Frank Bullitt:He was the man who was shot at the Hotel Daniels. You sent us to guard the wrong man, Mr. Chalmers.
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
The First SnowfallSee more »

FAQ

Why does Johnny take the chain off the door?
How did Ross end up with a gun after fleeing the plane?
Any recommendations for other movies from the '60s and '70s that feature great chase scenes?
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93 out of 115 people found the following review useful.
Bullitt-speed, 18 December 2004
Author: paul2001sw-1 (paul2001sw@yahoo.co.uk) from Saffron Walden, UK

The late 1960s saw two classic, hard-boiled thrillers set in San Fransico; John Boorman's stylised 'Point Blank', and Peter Yates' 'Bullitt'. Calling your hero Bullitt might seem an unsubtle way to emphasise his macho qualities, but in fact Steve MacQueen plays him as a quiet man, not some wise-talking maverick: he does what he has to do, but takes no pleasure in his actions; and survives the roughness of his work not by becoming a monster, but simply by becoming a little less human. It's a believable portrait, and the film as a whole has a procedural feel: there are action scenes, but these are kept in their place in the overall design.

Today, the film is most famous for its celebrated car chase, which makes excellent use, as indeed does the movie as a whole, of the bay area locations, but is not actually shot that excitingly: the conclusion at the airport is more original, though it roots the film in the time when it was permissible to take a loaded gun onto a plane. But overall this is still a classy film, dry, exciting and bleak, and among the very best films of its day. William Friedkin's brilliant 'The French Connection', made a short while afterwards, would appear to owe it a debt.

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