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Bullitt
ID:
1968
Comments:
Director: Mimi Freedman, Peter Yates
Screenplay: Mimi Freedman, Alan Trustman, Harry Kleiner, Robert L. Fish
Producer: Hillard Elkins, Julie Frankel
Cast: Steve McQueen, Jacqueline Bisset, Robert Vaughn, Don Gordon, Simon Oakland
Genre: Action & Adventure

Running Time: 114
Aspect Ratio:  1.85:1 (NTSC Widescreen)
Sound: Dolby
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
Features: Special Edition
Studio:  Warner Home Video DVD Region:  1 PG
DVD Release:  May 2005 Discs:  2 (DVD) [$26.98]
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Reviews:  San Francisco has been the setting of a lot of exciting movie car chases over the years, but this 1968 police thriller is still the one to beat when it comes to high-octane action on the steep hills of the city by the Bay. The outstanding car chase earned an Oscar for best editing, but the rest of the movie is pretty good, too. "Bullitt" is a perfect star vehicle for cool guy Steve McQueen, who stars as a tenacious detective (is there any other kind?) determined to track down the killers of the star witness in an important trial. Director Peter Yates ("Breaking Away") approached the story with an emphasis on absolute authenticity, using a variety of San Francisco locations. Jacqueline Bisset and Robert Duvall appear in early roles, and Robert Vaughn plays the criminal kingpin who pulls the deadly strings of the tightly wound plot. "--Jeff Shannon"


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