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Bullitt

  • Drama
  • 1968
  • Peter Yates
  • 108 mins
  • 15

Summary

Crime thriller starring Steve McQueen, Robert Vaughn and Jacqueline Bisset. A San Francisco police lieutenant is forced to use unorthodox methods when an assignment to protect a government witness goes awry.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

Steve McQueen did better work in his tragically shortened career, but this is one of the films that helped make him a screen icon. He's at his deadpan best as the maverick cop who's assigned to protect a key government witness against a crime syndicate. Director Peter Yates gives it more, in terms of urban reality, than the predictable script deserves, and Frank P Keller won an Oscar for editing the famous San Francisco car-bouncing hill chase. But it's always McQueen's movie. He's snappy, laconic and cynical in equal doses, and his performance is complemented by the assured support of Robert Vaughn as a sleazy politician whose interference gets under the cool cop's skin.

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Credits

Cast

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BullittSteve McQueen (1)
ChalmersRobert Vaughn (1)
CathyJacqueline Bisset
DelgettiDon Gordon
WeissbergRobert Duvall
Captain BennettSimon Oakland
BakerNorman Fell
Dr WillardGeorg Stanford Brown
EddyJustin Tarr
StantonCarl Reindel
RennickFelice Orlandi
Pete RossVictor Tayback
John RossPat Renella

Crew

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DirectorPeter Yates

Details

Theatrical distributor
Warner Pathe Ltd
Guidance
Contains violence, swearing and nudity.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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