There are bad cops and there are good cops - and then there's Bullitt.

Steve McQueen stars as ice cool police detective Frank Bullitt in this hard-boiled, 1960s tale of political intrigue, murder and mystery. Adaptation of Robert L. Pike's crime novel Mute Witness.... More

Set in San Francisco, detective Bullitt is assigned to protect mafia informant Johnny Ross (Pat Renella) who is scheduled to testify against members of the Mob before a Senate subcommittee. A pair of hitmen discover their secret location, with fatal consequences. Bullitt decides to investigate the case independently but is stonewalled by ambitious senator Walter Chalmers (Robert Vaughn).Hide

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  • About the best action movie of recent years. Full Review

  • Stlick, stylish and ineffably cool, this was perhaps McQueen's defining role. Also mention goes to the uncreditied star of the film; San Francisco. Full Review

  • Even though the story almost makes no sense... Bullitt is an exquisitely satisfying motion picture, particularly if there is still an adolescent boy lodged somewhere in your psyche. Full Review

  • A terrific movie, just right for Steve McQueen -- fast, well acted, written the way people talk. Full Review

  • Good scripting and excellent direction by Peter Yates maintain deliberately low-key but mounting suspense. Full Review