14 Facts About Bullitt


Bullitt is a 1968 American neo-noir action thriller film directed by Peter Yates and produced by Philip D'Antoni.

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Bullitt is famous for its car chase scene through the streets of San Francisco, which is regarded as one of the most influential in film history.

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In 2007, Bullitt was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress, as "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

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Bullitt sends the body to the morgue as a John Doe in order to conceal the death and keep his investigation open.

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Bullitt finds out he made a long distance phone call to a hotel in San Mateo.

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Bennett ignores the writ because it's the weekend and lets Bullitt investigate the long distance phone call to San Mateo.

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Bullitt realizes that Ross was playing Chalmers by using Renick as a double to escape the country Sunday night.

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Early Monday morning, Bullitt comes home to find Cathy asleep in his bed having chosen to stay.

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Bullitt was co-produced by McQueen's Solar Productions and Warner Bros.

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Bullitt was hired after McQueen saw his 1967 UK feature Robbery, with its extended car chase.

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Bullitt is notable for its extensive use of actual locations rather than studio sets, and its attention to procedural detail, from police evidence processing to emergency-room procedures.

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Bullitt was well received by critics, and is considered by some to be one of the best films of 1968.

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Several items of clothing worn by McQueen's Bullitt received a boost in popularity thanks to the film: desert boots, a trench coat, a blue turtleneck sweater, and most famously, a brown tweed jacket with elbow patches.

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Bullitt then sent the cars to Ralph Garcia to start work on turning one into an "Eleanor" clone.

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