Bullitt

Bullitt

DVD - 1997
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A star witness in a controversial court case is murdered, and the police detective assigned to guard him goes after the killers himself.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 1997
ISBN: 9780790733494
0790733498
Branch Call Number: BUL
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (114 min.) : sd., col., 4 3/4 in

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SusyHendrix
Sep 03, 2018

While the plot is fairly standard, Bullitt is still stylish fun, ably acted by the stellar cast, scored to jazzy perfection, and well-directed by Peter Yates. I saw a comment complaining about it being "too slow," but I didn't think so. Then again, I prefer slower-paced movies, especially when there are a lot of great action scenes peppered throughout that don't depend on flashy editing or over the top video game fight choreography. The car chase is worth the price of admission alone, but I loved the whole thing enough to consider getting a copy for my home library.

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ssjv
Mar 19, 2018

Yep.

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KennyBania
Nov 06, 2017

I haven't seen the movie since about 1970 and had high expectations. But OMG, it is such a slow movie, the first hour is a snoozefest. I suggest just fast forwarding to the car chase scenes then calling it a wrap.

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StarGladiator
Dec 11, 2016

Give me a Bugatti Veyron, a Pagani Huayri, a Stile Bertone Mantide, or this film's chase seen with that Dodge Charger! And be sure to include that pizza!

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eighthafpierce
Dec 10, 2016

Pehaps this movie will be stand the test of time, The Ford "Mustang Fastback" chasing the Dodge "Charger" in one of the best chase scene on film. San Francisco is a great backdrop for Steve McQueen and Jacqueline Bisset to solve a murder, have a love affair and mesh some gears back in the late 1960's.

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Shellie1_us
Sep 11, 2016

Steve McQueen, the king of cool does not disappoint. Love the San Francisco setting, and the car. No metrosexual, Steve oozes male pheromones from the screen. This is my second favorite Steve McQueen movie. The Getaway is my all time favorite. From reform school tough teenager, to great movie star. Steve always burns up the screen.

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RoyalJellyIII
Dec 03, 2015

One of the great car chase scenes on film- ever! No kitsch on display here- unless you count the style of the 60's- which you shouldn't- as that was the style back then.

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Nursebob
Dec 03, 2015

Aside from an amazingly choreographed car chase in and around San Francisco and Steve McQueen’s handsome mug, Peter Yates’ gritty policier is pretty much standard fare albeit with a slightly more convoluted plot. Nice touches of 60’s kitsch, including a host of familiar character actors, add to a compelling if somewhat fantastic storyline and Jacqueline Bisset’s inclusion as Bullitt’s love interest (and nagging voice of reason) provides a sexy distraction. But that aforementioned car chase alone is worth the rental fee.

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hoacornell
Jun 06, 2014

Steve McQueen is mad and that not good. He is going to drive cars up and down mountainous streets way too fast chasing the crooks. He is a police detective who stops at nothing to catch his target. He takes on the city of San Francisco like it is his race course. Very suspenseful action all the way through!

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dave66
Jul 30, 2013

LOVE this movie! Classic Steve McQueen in one of his best roles as Frank Bullet. The car chase scene through the hilly streets of San Francisco set the mold, while the ending scene is one of the best in film. Brilliant in every way.

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SusyHendrix
Sep 03, 2018

SusyHendrix thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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