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Just got finished watching one of the best movies ever made. Of course it was Bullitt. Love every minute of it! You have to feel good knowing that you have a Bullitt parked outside while watching the movie. What a GREAT feeling. Don't you agree? Also, have any of you noticed that Frank is wearing what appears to be a True Blue turtleneck?? I wonder.......... Just too cool.

How many of you bought the Bullitt based on the movie? What is your favorite line in the movie? What are your overall reviews/feelings of the movie?



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I bought the DVD quite a while ago.. I am embarrassed to say that last night saw the first time I ever watched the movie! I bought the Bullitt car b/c it's a factory hotrod, hard to find these days.. or any days since I was born! I felt like buying the car was a vote for Ford for having the balls to bring it to production.

I can't help but feeling that all of us Bullitt buyers pushed Ford just a little toward bringing the GT-40 to production.

BTW the Bullitt film.. kinda slow but thats one hell of a chase scene! I also enjoyed Steve's remarks about the film.
 

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I was a Bullitt fan before it was considered cool. :smile: I used to watch it when it came on TV. I finally taped it one night so I could watch it anytime. I owned a copy of the DVD before I even owned a DVD player.

I even have a '67 Fastback that I did up to resemble the movie version. Dark green and those old style Americans!

The '01 Bullitt was perfect timing for me. I needed to replace my previous daily driver. It couldn't have come out at a better time for me. I'm glad it worked out that way.

The movie is great for many reasons. I was always impressed at how much of a "period film" it is. You get to see how the police worked back then...like that way-early fax machine.

Steve McQueen was the king of cool. Any kind of remake of the original film would be a joke and a waste....some things just can't be brought back or translated into our time.

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"Steve McQueen was the king of cool. Any kind of remake of the original film would be a joke and a waste....some things just can't be brought back or translated into our time."


My thoughts exactly!
 

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I also noticed that there are lots of scenes where no one says anything for a period. It's funny how silent the movie is in parts. I heard that McQueen didn't like saying lots of lines.
 

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Hate to disagree with a loyal bunch, but after buying the Bullitt car, I went out and bought the Bullitt movie...the chase scene is the only scene really worth watching. Not very much plot development, not too great of acting either. Compared to modern films and it suffers a lot, but without this film we would not have the films of today. I am thankful that the movie set the standard for films to come, and moreover chase scenes with great cars. Looking back the film has the value that it was a pioneer film, but in comparison to modern film, it fails to catch the competition.
It was kinda like watching Tron again..it was great when it came out..but now..it just doesn't do much for me anymore.
 

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GREAT Movie!!! When I was in San Francisco on Christmas Eave day, I really wanted to drive 227 along that same chase seen. Can you see it, Wife and kids in the car and I'm getting MAJOR AIR like Steve :smile:

See ya.

Bud

PS The pic is of 227 on Hyde Street in San Francisco.

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"Detective Lt. Frank Bullitt--some other kind of cop. Pity the guy he works for."

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

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

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Here's a quote I read recently:

"The movie wisely dispenses with such useless elements as plot and emotion. Instead, genius auteur Peter Yates allows McQueen to concentrate on looking intense and dealing with all the existential problems of any real man, such as how to ignore stupid politicians and treat them as if they are irrelevant."

I remember reading that Peter Yates intentionally made the movie this way...It's not your typical hollywood film...it was filmed to be "more true to life". Just listen to Lt Bullitt's comments, etc...nothing hollywood about them, simply the comments of a hardend SFPD Lt. After watching it several times, you'll see it. Personally, I like it this way.
 

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The realism in the movie is what kept my attention. These days the camera angles and zoom lenses replace the 100mph+ speeds that was used back in '68. Also, the hospital scenes were not filmed in ER style (that show sucks, another thread maybe)but very realistic, real nurses and doctors acted those parts. I read McQueen was a real stickler for authenticity.

Sometimes a lack of the Hollywood fluff makes for more of a movie.

just my $0.02
 

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I saw that movie as a teen in '68 seven times. Did you know it was one of the first movies that people paid to see more than once? I remember the theater was sold out the first couple of times I saw it and I still remember the wows from the audience during the chase scenes. It was one of the first movies to use explicit violence (nothing by todays standards). I remember the audience gasping when Mcqueen says "bull#@*%" to Robert Vaughn and I believe it was the #1 box office draw that year. I think it stands up to times as a good movie and still the greatest chase scene ever filmed. As Steve Mcqueen said, "We took a lousy script and made it into one heck of a movie."
 

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Not to get too far off the subject, but is it just me or was Jacqueline Bisset not smokin in the film? I have always thought she was very attractive, but she was at her best then. (Don't tell my wife I said that though)

Another side note, Robert Vaughn was in a local commercial that aired here as the spokesman for a plaintiff's attorney. I certainly hope times aren't that hard for the guy.
 

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First time I saw the movie was on a flight from San Fran to New York back when it first came out. Watching that chase scene on an airplane was really cool, seemed like we hit turbulence right when Steve was hopping over those hills.

When I first got a VCR in the early 80's, Bullitt was the first movie I taped from TV.
 

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Not to get too far off the subject, but is it just me or was Jacqueline Bisset not smokin in the film? I have always thought she was very attractive, but she was at her best then. (Don't tell my wife I said that though)

Another side note, Robert Vaughn was in a local commercial that aired here as the spokesman for a plaintiff's attorney. I certainly hope times aren't that hard for the guy.
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Yeah, she was pretty good looking in the movie!

I think I saw that same commercial with Robert Vaughn in it. He was also in the last season or so of "A-Team." Cool!

The movie is very intense and full of emotion and they did it all without having to have a huge story line or a bunch of overacting. That is what made the movie great. McQueen and all the other major actors in the movie played their parts very well. It seemed as if you were watching a biography of a cop's real life. Pretty darn cool. While I am linking the actors to T.V. shows they have been, the actor who played the Captain, Simon Oakland, played General Moore in the "Black Sheep Squadron."

I only wish the Mustang was used more in the movie, but hey it went out in the best of terms in that simply AMAZING car chase. I heard it was the first car chase scene ever or at least one that focused mostly on the cars and their performance and sounds.

Have any of you seen "The Seven Ups" (1973)with Roy Scheider? Was this movie supposed to be like "Bullitt"? They also have a pretty good chase seen in it as well.
 

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Talking about car chases, I'd have to say that the original Cannonball Run was one of my favorites. I would have loved to have been on the set of that movie. I don't know how they ever got anything done with that crew of nuts.
 

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Bill Hickman did the stunt driving of the Charger in Bullitt, The Seven Ups, and The French Connection. He's the guy you acutally see driving the Charger in Bullitt.
 

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I like the documentary at the beginning on how the film was made. Never knew half the stuff they talked about. Made me like the movie even more.
 

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Supposedly, the scene in which McQueen and actor Don Gordon go through Renick's luggage was completely unscripted. The prop guys just filled the suitcases up with things and the cameras rolled.

I once remember my mother talking about that particular scene and remarking that it looked like a documentary. I guess their idea paid off, at least for one viewer.
 

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I was 13 years old when that movie came out. That year was a bad year for me because I broke my back in a car accident, not me driving. I spent 10 months of that year in a back brace. Not cool. I remember my mother dropping a friend and I off at the movie one Saturday. The movie was Bullitt. We stayed and watched it 3 times. We really enjoyed the woozy feeling we got watching the chase with that in-car camera going down those hills.

I watch it when it comes on late night TV or did until I got the DVD. So now I can put the car chase on the big screen with the attached home theater system a get all woozy again and enjoy hearing the sounds of those cars. Ain't life great!
 
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