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Chasing Bullitt (2018)

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A Hollywood icon searches for the elusive GT 390.

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Joe Eddy

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Joe Eddy
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Jan Broberg ... Julian
Andre Brooks ... Steve McQueen
Dorian Cirillo-Murray Dorian Cirillo-Murray ... Bob
Crystal Miel Cossey Crystal Miel Cossey ... Lovely
Anthony Dilio ... Batista
Augie Duke ... Neile
Dennis W. Hall ... Freddie
Matt Hobbie ... Irv
Chantz Simpson ... Rodney
Jason Slavkin ... Dusty
Joey Yessayan Joey Yessayan ... Haig
Alysha Young ... Sula
Ed Zajac ... Doc X
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January 1971- After an unexpected confrontation with his agent, Hollywood legend Steve McQueen makes a reluctant deal. He'll choose his next acting gig on one condition: his agent has to help him locate the iconic Ford Mustang GT 390 from his seminal film BULLITT. On his journey across the desert and back to Los Angeles, Steve ruminates on his triumphs and losses. Through his memories, a picture of the man's reality is slowly revealed: a crumbling marriage, therapy, financial troubles, and a waning career. Written by Official synopsis

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There were two Mustangs used for the movie Bullitt. They were identically prepped for the movie by Lee Brown owner of an exotic sports car body shop in LA. Lee and his crew put matching door dings and scratches in the two cars to give it that "used" look of a car belonging to a SFPD Detective. When the film wrapped the trucking company was told to return the cars to the place where they picked them up which was Lee's body shop in LA. Lee returned from lunch one day to see two completely trashed Mustangs sitting in the parking lot of his high end body shop that specialized in Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati. He called the studio and asked them to come get the cars. They offed to let him keep the cars for just a few dollars. He said he would push the cars out onto Sunset Blvd. if they did not come and get them. The studio picked them up and sold them. One car went back east and was a daily driver until it was parked in a barn and hidden away for over 30 years. The other car supposedly went to Mexico and recently turned up back in LA. Lee Brown also built the first Vector concept car and you can see him tell his "Bullitt" story in the upcoming documentary film "Vector: America's First Supercar" produced by Snow Productions. See more »

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An Accurate Psychological Drama of the Real Steve McQueen
31 August 2020 | by eric-57424See all my reviews

It's a shame this title doesn't represent the story being told. The Bullitt vehicle is not the centerpiece of this story nor does it have to do with anything related to what he's really after.

Steve McQueen was an A type personality. But his personality was driven by his sheer contempt for society founded on his abandonment issues by his parents. This is something that should be brought to the forefront within our society - fatherless families.

The biggest issue was not with the content of the story, but the lingering scenes leading us towards little payoff. These scenes of him dealing with his angst were spot on, but ran longer than what a pace of a feature should be, especially when you're dealing with someone like Steve McQueen who is in constant motion.

Steve's demise was his inability to acknowledge that he lived his life with a Me Against The World mantra, then he mixed it with drugs. That ruined his marriage as he could never take responsibility for his own decisions and blamed everyone else for the results.

What Steve really needed was a good beating. He wanted a good beating. He wanted someone to care, and I think that was the missing element in this story and should have been emphasized with more cinematic annunciation than driving in the desert with a woman who exemplifies the image of someone who would love us and him for who he was instead of someone who was actually there wishing he would just grow up and lose the anger.

Nobody ever told him he was a good person. Nobody ever told him he was good enough and his life experiences at an early age should make him follow that lead into promoting responsibility in society for father's that care. Instead, McQueen led a self absorbed self loathing life.

This film failed to illustrate the last years of his life where he, in his old school ways, became a Christian, just in case there was a God, my humble opinion, but none the less a good gesture on his part. He truly wanted to be happy and the Father like nature of God I think provided him the role he always wanted in his life.

He was tragic, he was also very generous, which this film failed to illustrate. Too many people judge him even after his death, when they simply don't know a damn thing about him.

Steve McQueen was a survivor, but he never gave himself credit for being just that. It was a shame.

This story didn't really have the ending it needed because it missed these points,but its worth watching none the less. The photography was amazing, the actor was better than I thought, but the story just needed a better resolve and should have delved into the principle of fatherhood.


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USA

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5 March 2019 (USA) See more »

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GT 390 See more »

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