Rent Bullitt (1968)

3.7 of 5 from 238 ratings
1h 49min
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Synopsis:
Detective Frank Bullit's new assignment seems routine: protecting a star witness for an important trial. But before the night is out, the witness lies dying and the cool, no-nonsense Bullitt (Steve McQueen) won't rest until the shooters - and the kingpin pulling their string - are nailed. From the opening shot to closing shootout, Bullitt crackles with authenticity: on-location San Francisco filming, crisp dialogue and to-the-letter police, hospital and morgue procedures. An Oscar winner for Best Film Editing (1968), this razor-edged thriller features on of cinema history's most memorable car chases.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Philip D'Antoni
Voiced By:
Frank Gerstle
Writers:
Alan Trustman, Harry Kleiner, Robert L. Fish
Others:
William A. Fraker, Edwin Scheid, Frank P Keller, Warner Bros.-Seven Arts Studio Sound Department
Studio:
Warner
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Classics, Drama, Thrillers
Awards:

1969 Oscar Best Editing

BBFC:
Release Date:
25/09/1998
Run Time:
109 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Digital 2.0
Subtitles:
Arabic, English, English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Production Notes
  • Trailer
  • Featurette: "Steve McQueen's Commitment to Reality"
BBFC:
Release Date:
06/08/2007
Run Time:
109 minutes
Languages:
Castilian Spanish Dolby Digital 1.0, English Dolby Digital 2.0, French Dolby Digital 1.0, German Dolby Digital 1.0, Italian Dolby Digital 1.0
Subtitles:
Castillian, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Commentary By Director Peter Yates
  • 2 Feature-Length Documentaries: Steve McQueen: The Essence Of Cool. The Cutting Edge: The Magic Of Movie
  • Vintage Featurette Bullitt: Steve McQueen's Commitment To Reality
  • Theatrical Trailer

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Reviews (2) of Bullitt

Cool as a cougar - Bullitt review by JD

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16/05/2010

Steve McQueen is just fantastically cool there is no modern day equal. The filming has a nostalgic quality, difficult to pinpoint exactly, possibly the lighting or the lack of reliance on hand held jiggling to simulate action, but it gives the action a more personal, measured and sophisticated air. The dialogue is clear crisp and neat. I wouldn't cite the car chase as particularly memorable, more the characters and the feel of the film.

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One Of The Greatest Cop Thrillers - Bullitt review by GI

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28/12/2021

One of the greatest cop thrillers ever made. Exciting, gritty and with a great plot that has twists and turns with one of the best car chase sequences as a centrepoint to the film. Steve McQueen plays San Francisco detective Frank Bullitt who is assigned to guard a Chicago gangster who is to give evidence against the mob. When he is murdered Frank defies the DA Chalmers (Robert Vaughn) and goes on his own investigation to find out who did the killing. But he soon becomes embroiled in a case of mistaken identities and political intrigue. With some realistic violence and that very fast paced iconic chase sequence with McQueen doing much of the driving in a Ford Mustang fastback this is a fantastic film. The film's climactic foot chase through San Francisco airport ends what is overall one of the best cop films you'll ever see. It was very influential in films like Dirty Harry and The French Connection (both 1971) for example. Here is an action film that has mystery, film noir styling, chiaroscuro lighting especially in the night and indoor sequences and a star at the top of his game. Jacqueline Bisset supports as McQueen's girl and there's Robert Duvall in a support role too. One of those films everyone should see.

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