Bullitt

Bullitt

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.

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).

Winner of Best Film Editing Oscar (Frank P. Keller), Academy Awards 1969.
1968Rating: M, Violence and offensive language.114 minsUSA
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Variety

Variety

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

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

About the best action movie of recent years.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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

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