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Just saw Bullit for the first time.

Discussion in 'Community Center' started by Street Samurai1978, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. Street Samurai1978

    Street Samurai1978 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 25, 2012
    What a flick! Taht has to be one of the best films I've seen. Steve Mcqueen definitly was the King of Cool!
  2. deltablade

    deltablade Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 29, 2006
    great film I agree, McQueen was DUHMAN
  3. Codger_64

    Codger_64 Moderator Moderator

    Oct 8, 2004
    Did you see the charger lose like seven or eight hubcaps in the chase? Oh... and the car sound was added encamera. Count the shifts. It isn't a 390 Ford engine. McQueen confirmed that the sweet racket of the car's engine and transmission were overdubbed recordings of a Ford GT40 driven at full tilt.
  4. JAB


    Dec 13, 2005
    ^^Still a pretty good chase though...:D
  5. Codger_64

    Codger_64 Moderator Moderator

    Oct 8, 2004
    Oh yes, a true classic. And few special effects used. Just some balls-out driving. McQueen didn't do all of the Bullit car driving, but quite a bit. The reverse burnout he did wasn't planned. He took a wrong turn, but they left it in because it was cool.


    Just for fun, see how many times you see the same green VW and white Tempest studio cars.
  6. TimberWolf7.62


    Aug 29, 2010
    One of the classics. Try also The French Connection and The Seven Ups.
  7. Codger_64

    Codger_64 Moderator Moderator

    Oct 8, 2004
    Redone with a new Mustang and a new Charger. Meh. Nice try. Same green VW though.

  8. mwerner


    Apr 23, 2002
    I cant recall if it was a biography of McQueen or just an article I read years ago, but they said that they had put together three of each car; the Charger and the Mustang; all set up like stock-cars with dual shocks per wheel and all...
    And that all 6 cars were toast after the scene was finished.

    Same thing with the Dukes Of Hazzard.... I understand they used up about three cars per episode. They were scouting for those things all over the country.
  9. Daddyo16


    Jan 12, 2012
    I'm old enough that I got to see this on the big screen in 1968!

    One of my all-time favorites!
  10. Henry44


    Nov 6, 2007
    I also got to see it on the big screen. That was back when, if a movie was really good, it was an event that was talked about for months.
  11. AeroNautiCal


    Jun 24, 2008
    A 'Real' Film!
  12. crom


    Mar 29, 2007
    Read they had a crate of Koni shocks and went through them all
  13. RKH


    Oct 29, 2005
    I saw Bullit in the theater in 1968. I had a 1965 and 1/2 Ford Mustang 2 Plus 2 Fastback Metallic Green at the time. The Fastback came out late in 65 and was called a 65 1/2 because not many were made. Needless to say I loved the movie and yes Steve Mcqueen was the King Of Cool!

  14. squad314


    Nov 11, 2005
    My wife got me a die cast model of both cars a couple of Christmas' ago.....One of my all time favorites.
  15. Codger_64

    Codger_64 Moderator Moderator

    Oct 8, 2004
    The Mustang enthusiast sites state that there were two of each car prepped. At the end of filming, the two Chargers were crushed and one of the Mustangs was crushed, the one with the roll cage. The one we saw McQueen driving was bought back by the dealer and changed hands twice more. It has supposedly been located, unrestored, in the hands of the third owner and verified by the VIN paperwork from the dealer, the studio and from the current owner who intends to remain anonymous in name and location. Or so the latest legends go.
  16. Street Samurai1978

    Street Samurai1978 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 25, 2012
    I heard McQueen tried to buy the Mustang, unsuccessfully, of course.
  17. Irminsul


    Jan 12, 2007
    I saw it when it came out in 1968. Aside from the chase scene what stuck out in my mind was the straightforward, realistic depiction of police "manner", like when McQueen cooly reacts to the news that the hitman is in the hospital to finish off his target. Also that it was the first movie to use the profanity that coincidentally (?) sounds like Bullitt, when McQueen tells Vaughn off towards the end. One of my top favorites. I have it in Blu Ray now.
  18. Codger_64

    Codger_64 Moderator Moderator

    Oct 8, 2004
    That is the legend, he tried to buy it in 1977. Of course we know he died a short while later (1980) and his car collection was auctioned off.
  19. rmoore911


    Jan 3, 2012
    Great movie, I do need to add that to my blu ray collection one of these days.
  20. Codger_64

    Codger_64 Moderator Moderator

    Oct 8, 2004
    "The Great Escape" was a good movie with McQueen as well. The same stunt driver used in Bullit did McQueen's motorcycle jumps in that movie.


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