Bullitt ()

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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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Cast verified as complete

Captain Bennet
Dr. Willard
Carl Reindel ...
Pete Ross (as Victor Tayback)
1st Aide
Pat Renella ...
John Ross
Al Checco ...
Desk Clerk
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mal Alberts ...
Airport Information Agent (uncredited)
Scott Beach ...
Man (uncredited)
Voice (uncredited)
Nurse (uncredited)
Roger Bowen ...
Man (uncredited)
Joy Carlin ...
Woman (uncredited)
Brandy Carroll ...
Mrs. Dorothy Renick (uncredited)
Party Guest (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)
Mrs. Larkin (uncredited)
Voice (uncredited)
Voice (uncredited)
Mimi Fariña ...
Woman (uncredited)
Shirley Fitzgerald ...
Mrs. Bennett (uncredited)
Dick Geary ...
Bully Cop (uncredited)
(uncredited) (voice)
Dennis Gribbon ...
Tony Bennett, Captain Bennett's Son (uncredited)
Minor Role (uncredited)
Voice (uncredited)
Bill Jones ...
2nd Aide (uncredited)
Stu Klitsner ...
Man (uncredited)
Jean Le Bouvier ...
Woman (uncredited)
Margo Lungreen ...
Irene Chalmers (uncredited)
Voice (uncredited)
Claire Merrill ...
Mrs. Merrill (uncredited)
Kathleen Morrissey ...
Chalmers' Mother (uncredited)
Ned Moss ...
Senator Dixon (uncredited)
Vic Perrin ...
Voice (uncredited)
Woman (uncredited)
Angel Sanchez Jr. ...
Kid On Street (uncredited)
Woman (uncredited)
Liz Treadwell ...
Woman (uncredited)
John Vick ...
Hospital Policeman (uncredited)
Erick Vinther ...
Street Spectator (uncredited)
Regina Waldon ...
Woman (uncredited)

Directed by

Peter Yates

Written by

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

Music by

Lalo Schifrin

Cinematography by

William A. Fraker ... director of photography

Film Editing by

Frank P. Keller

Editorial Department

Ralph H. Martin ... assistant editor

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
Daisy Gerber ... third assistant director (uncredited)
Walter Hill ... second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

Bill Gold ... poster designer (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


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) / stunts (uncredited)
Dick Geary ... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Harris ... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Hickman ... stunt driver (uncredited)
Loren Janes ... stunt double: Steve McQueen (uncredited) / stunts (uncredited)
Carey Loftin ... stunt coordinator (uncredited) / stunt double: Robert Vaughn (uncredited) / stunt driver (uncredited)
Steve McQueen ... stunts (uncredited)
Paul Nuckles ... stunt double: Pat Renella (uncredited) / 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)
Gaylin P. Schultz ... key grip (uncredited)
Bernie Schwartz ... grip (uncredited)
Joe Smith ... gaffer (uncredited)
David M. Walsh ... camera operator (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

Alan Levine ... costumer

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 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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Plot 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 Ross, and why Ross has seemingly made it so easy for "them" to find him. As Bullitt enlists the help of his live-in artist girlfriend Cathy over the weekend and as she sees for the first time with what he deals every day, she wonders if he is indeed the man with whom she should be. Written by Huggo

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Also Known As
  • Булит (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • A chicagoi tanú (Hungary)
  • Bullit (Mexico)
  • Bullituv prípad (Czechoslovakia)
  • Детектив Буллитт (Soviet Union, Russian title)
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  • 114 min
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Budget $5,500,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

Trivia Two Mustangs and two Dodge Chargers were used for the famous chase scene. Both Mustangs were owned by the Ford Motor Company and part of a promotional loan agreement with Warner Brothers. The cars were modified for the high-speed chase by veteran auto racer Max Balchowsky. Stunt Coordinator Carey Loftin got Bud Ekins to drive the Mustang for the bulk of the stunts. Both of the Dodges were junked after the filming, as was one of the Mustangs. The other less banged-up Mustang was purchased by a Warner Brothers employee after all production and post-production was completed. The car ended up in New Jersey a few years later, where Steve McQueen attempted to buy it. The owner refused to sell, and the car now sits in a barn, and has not been driven until recently when it was used by Ford to promote the 2018 "Bullitt" Mustang when revealed at the Detroit international auto show. See more »
Goofs During the chase sequence, the same green Volkswagen Beetle is seen at least 4 different times in 4 different locations in a period of not more than 1 minute. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in 'Bullitt': Steve McQueen's Commitment to Reality (1968). See more »
Soundtracks The First Snowfall See more »
Quotes Chalmers: Frank, we must all compromise.
Bullitt: Bullshit.
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