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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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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 »
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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)

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 (Technicolor)
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Trivia:
The cops that Steve McQueen rode around with wanted to test his mettle so took him to a morgue. They had to admit that the star was pretty cool when he showed up, eating an apple.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: On the sign outside the hotel where Bisset drops off McQueen, it says, Mother's Day Brunch May 11th. In 1968, Mother's Day was May 12.See more »
Quotes:
Captain Bennett:He let the killers in himself? Why would he do a thing like that?
Frank Bullitt:I'm waiting to ask him.
Captain Bennett:What about the setup? What do you make of that?
Frank Bullitt:Shotgun and a backup man, professionals.
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The First SnowfallSee more »

FAQ

Why did the hitmen tail Bullitt in the chase scene?
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37 out of 46 people found the following review useful.
Maximum Cool, 1 November 2001
Author: gvb0907 from Falls Church, Virginia

Steve McQueen's career peaked in 1968 with "Bullitt" and "The Thomas Crown Affair," both ideal vehicles for his cool persona. Although superior to its recent remake, "Crown" has not aged gracefully, while "Bullitt" has held up fairly well.

Cool though he may be, Frank Bullitt is a totally committed detective, perhaps even more so than Gene Hackman's Popeye Doyle or Clint Eastwood's Dirty Harry Callahan. Bullitt is a complete professional who never takes his eye off the objective, no matter how much interference he encounters from his superiors or from Robert Vaughan's scheming politician, Walter Chalmers. And Bullitt, unlike Doyle or Callahan, operates without the histrionics. No one-liners, no yelling and screaming tantrums from this officer. You may not like him very much, but you have to respect his dedication to duty and you'll quickly share his absolute contempt for Chalmers.

"Bullitt" is best remembered for its spectacular car chase in which McQueen reportedly did most of his own driving. But this is not primarily an action film. Aside from the chase and the final shootout at SFO, there's not a lot of violence. Most of the attention is on Bullitt's maneuvering to unravel the mystery and to keep Chalmers off his back.

Recommended if you like McQueen or policiers in general. The pace may be a little slow for people under 30 who are used to a more slam-bang, less cerebral approach to this sort of thing, but "Bullitt" is still worth your time. Just don't expect "Lethal Weapon."

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