Robert L. Pike's crime novel Mute Witness makes the transition to the big screen in this film from director Peter Yates. In one of his most famous roles, Steve McQueen stars as tough-guy police detective Frank Bullitt. The story begins with Bullitt assigned to a seemingly routine detail, protecting mafia informant Johnny Ross (Pat Renella), who is scheduled to testify against his Mob cronies before a Senate subcommittee in San Francisco. But when a pair of hitmen ambush their secret location, fatally wounding Ross, things don't add up for Bullitt, so he decides to investigate the case on his own. Unfortunately for him, ambitious senator Walter Chalmers (Robert Vaughn), the head of the aforementioned subcommittee, wants to shut his investigation down, hindering Bullitt's plan to not only bring the killers to justice but discover who leaked the location of the hideout.~Matthew Tobey
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This is a classic and this cheaper than renting the movie on an online streaming service. You get documentary about bullit's making too. Like if you just a little interested in this film just buy the bluray and get better quality and save yourself some money.
For any Steve Mcqueen fans out there, "Bullitt" is a must have.
Steve McQueen plays Lt. Frank Bullitt, a no-nonsense detective for the San Francisco PD that gets caught in the crosshairs between the Chicago mob and a city commissioner when he is tasked to provide protection for a witness.
Shot on location in Frisco, "Bullitt" features authentic characters, locations, cop procedures and one of the most thrilling car chases ever filmed. The movie score, done by Lalo Shifrin, fits the mood perfectly.
I owned this way back in the day on VHS, seeing this mastered on Blu Ray is just awesome.
For the price on this website, it would be dumb not to buy this.
...so much more, in fact. Having not seen the film in many years, and having been very young at the time of its original release, it's easy to forget the adult themes of the storyline and concentrate on the ground-breaking car chase scene. Now I realize what a good story it really was, how suspenseful and complex with several twists and turns. Heroic and upstanding moral character is on display especially as portrayed by Steve McQueen and Simon Oakland. The car chase is great, but McQueen's easygoing but determined pursuit of the truth is, in itself, a real reward for the audience. A real gutsy detective in an era when the audience didn't need to be bombarded by profanity to see his strength and determination.