Steve mcqueen frank bullitt robert vaughn chalmers jacqueline bisset cathy don gordon delgetti robert duvall weissberg simon oakland capt. Yet in the towering inferno, the blockbuster where he finally shared billing with newman, mcqueen wore his personal submariner. Steve mcqueens lost bullitt mustang is up for auction. Steve mcqueen tried to buy back his classic bullitt.
For all the attention steve mcqueen has received for the famous chase in bullitt, he only drove 10% of the scene. Ford mustang bullitt movie car news, history, details. Steve mcqueen s last plea to buy the bullitt mustang. Basically, the score to bullitt is exactly what a perfect film score should do, end of story. The official facebook page of bullitt there are bad cops and there are good cops and then theres. Bullitt is best remembered for its spectacular car chase in which mcqueen reportedly did most of his own driving. A recently released excon and his loyal wife go on the run after a heist goes awry. Bullitt a crime thriller from the late 60s starring steve mcqueen,all suits and ties but steve stands out with his cool casual attire,parts of the script are a bit corny the surname bullitt for example a little to obvious. The 1968 ford mustang bullitt gt driven by steve mcqueen in hollywoods legendary action film of the same name emerged to international celebration after being hidden in a familys garage for 40 years. Steve mcqueen is sometimes criticized for only playing himself in the movies. Aside from the chase and the final shootout at sfo, theres not a lot of violence. Steve mcqueens bullitt mustang put up for auction cnn. He starred in such features as the great escape, bullitt and the getaway.
Pikes crime novel mute witness makes the transition to the big screen in this film from director peter yates. Ford mustang driven by steve mcqueen in bullitt sells. Before he found fame in hollywood, the indiana native had a troubled childhood, including a stint in a juvenile reform school. Inspired by his friend paul newman, mcqueen even had a rolex named after him. I feel like with bullitt, the car chase is synonymous with the movie, said molly mcqueen, steve mcqueens 30yearold granddaughter. Mcqueen experienced his first taste of stardom in 1958 with the lead role of steve andrews in the scifi film the blob, which became a cult classic. The picture stars steve mcqueen, robert vaughn, and jacqueline bisset. Bullitt 1968 cast and crew cast photos and info fandango. Bullitt locations in san francisco april 1968, july 2002.
Steve mcqueen, also known as the king of cool, starred in the 1968 box office hit movie, bullitt. Bullitt music from the motion picture lalo schifrin. Find your closest theater and get your tickets today. Steve mcqueen tried to buy the 68 mustang from bullitt. For its unveiling at the 2018 detroit auto show, the 2019 ford mustang bullitt, built to commemorate the 50th anniversary of its eponymous movie. Steve mcqueens longlost bullitt ford mustang sold at. It was his wife, neile, who convinced him that he needed to play frank bullitt. Bennett norman fell baker justin tarr eddy carl reindel stanton felice orlandi rennick vic tayback pete ross ed peck wescott joanna cassidy suzanne somers georg stanford brown dr.
Did steve mcqueen perform all the driving in bullitt. The iconic scene of one of the greatest, if not the greatest thumbs up if you agree, car chases of motion picture history. Steve mcqueen relaxes on the set of the 1968 film bullitt in this promotional photo. Steve mcqueen is a san francisco cop assigned to guard a star witness who soon ends up dead. Original steve mcqueen bullitt mustang may fetch recordbreaking price. The famous green mustang driven by steve mcqueen in the 1968 warner bros. Original steve mcqueen bullitt mustang may fetch record. Marc myers got to drive the route with the stuntman who deserves credit for the. In peter yatess 1968 bullitt, steve mcqueen, sat at the wheel of a highland green ford mustang 390 gt, tears after two criminals in a black dodge charger at. Oscars best picture winners best picture winners golden globes emmys san diego comiccon new york comiccon sundance film festival toronto intl film festival awards central festival central all events.
But when the witness is murdered, bullitt mercilessly tracks a trail of lies and corruption that leads all the way to the halls of power in washington. Its a car that changed movie history and now, a new owner could be hopping into the drivers seat. He was opposed to playing a cop because he had so many problems with police in his youth and he did not like them. The mcqueen rolex was an explorer ii, equipped with a recognisable orange 24hour hand, and although discontinued in 1985, an iconic watch by its association with the king of cool.
Bullitt 1968 official trailer steve mcqueen movie youtube. Reuters the 1968 ford mustang gt that steve mcqueen drove in the classic car chase from the movie bullitt, one of the most famed cars. Like his longtime rival paul newman, mcqueen had a rolex named after him, an explorer ii. The 1968 ford mustang gt that steve mcqueen drove in the classic car chase from the movie bullitt, one of the most famed cars from american cinema. Below are some photos of places featured in the film as they appeared in 1968, and. In one of his most famous roles, steve mcqueen stars as toughguy police. Best remembered for the carchase, the progenitor of all subsequent movie car chases, bullitt is an excellent film. Bullitt 1968 official trailer steve mcqueen movie subscribe to classic trailers. Trustman and harry kleiner was based on the 1963 novel, mute witness, by robert l. Although the film being almost fifty years old is still very watchable, mcqueen playing it lean and mean as is his acting.
Steve mcqueen may have had top billing in the 1968 thriller bullitt, but the real star of the film was the green ford mustang 390 gt he drove in the movies famous chase scene. Born today most popular celebs most popular celebs celebrity news. The star of the most celebrated car chase in film history the 1968 bullitt mustang gt driven helterskelter by steve mcqueen over the streets of san francisco. Although superior to its recent remake, crown has not aged gracefully, while bullitt has held up fairly well. Steve mcqueen s bullitt mustang is back on the beat. The steve mcqueen movie bullitt was filmed in and around san francisco in late april 1968. Steve mcqueen personally handpicked director peter yates after seeing another film yates had done which featured an intense car chase. Bullitt was released october 17, 1968, shot almost entirely on location in san francisco.
Most of the attention is on bullitts maneuvering to unravel the mystery and to keep chalmers off his back. Steve mcqueens iconic mustang is backafter nearly 50 years, mcqueens mustang gt fastback from bullitt is back on the worlds stage. Overall this is a great collection of some of the best mcqueen movies and i would recommend this to anyone who doesnt have any of these films. Mustang made famous in steve mcqueen movie bullitt expected to. Made famous by the 1968 film s iconic car chase scene, the original bullitt mustang car used by steve mcqueen himself has become the most valuable ford mustang ever sold at auction. Impossible theme, lalo schifrin soon made himself equally famous in the world of film music with his work on the soundtrack of the steve macqueen cop thriller bullitt.
Bullitt 1968 san francisco car chase scene 410 movieclips. Ford mustang driven by steve mcqueen in bullitt found in. Steve mcqueen initially did not want to do this film. The moviestar car is the most valuable mustang ever sold at auction. Steve mcqueens lost bullitt mustang is unveiled the star of arguably cinemas greatest chase was long thought to be lost to history, but its just been in a new jersey garage for a. The music also helps define the attitude of frank bullitt steve mcqueen to his life, his surroundings, and his feelings, helping the viewer get an emotional connection to main character. Steve mcqueens bullitt mustang on the auction block.
I would like very much to keep it in the family, in its original condition as it was used in the film, rather than. With bullitt, the car chase is the centerpiece of the film. Courtesy photo santos said mcqueen might have lived another two or. After establishing himself in the television world with the classic mission. Mustang made famous in steve mcqueen movie bullitt. Steve mcqueens lost bullitt mustang is up for auction vanity fair. Featuring the legendary steve mcqueen as san francisco cop frank bullitt, this oscarwinning film has one of the greatest car chase sequences of all time and helped solidify the highland green 68 mustang as one of the most classic movie cars in history. Steve mcqueens highland green 1968 ford mustang gt fastback vanished 38 years ago. The picture stars steve mcqueen, robert vaughn, and. Steve mcqueen s legendary bullitt mustang just became the.
Rentals include 30 days to start watching this video and 48 hours to finish once started. If you dont know what were talking about but heres hoping that you do, we come bearing youtube clips. The watch saw plenty of screen time since mcqueens fire chief made a lot of phone calls in closeup. Steve mcqueens lost bullitt mustang has been found. This classic soundtrack found schifrin combining the skills he honed as an arranger for jazzmen like count basie with the gift he developed for writing. It had spent most of the last 40 years in a garage. The stars of the movie were steve mcqueen, jacqueline bisset, a mustang 390.
American icon, a special movie event in theaters with a final encore presentation set for thursday, october 19. Bullitt is a 1968 american action thriller film directed by peter yates and produced by philip dantoni. Made famous by the 1968 films iconic car chase scene, the original bullitt mustang car used by steve mcqueen himself has become the most valuable ford mustang ever sold at auction. Thousands of people waited for hours friday to see the mecum auction of the 1968 mustang from the movie bullitt driven by actor steve mcqueen. In one of his most famous roles, steve mcqueen stars as toughguy police detective frank bullitt. Steve mcqueen, karl malden, ben johnson, dustin hoffman, robert vaughn, annmargret, ali macgraw, jacqueline bisset, edward g. Mcqueen s personal love of watches was loyal to only one brand, rolex. It featured a tremendous amount of onlocation filming. He was cast as the character of san francisco police lieutenant frank bullitt and his mission was to protect a person he thought was an important mob witnessinformant. The original bullittthe one driven by the king of cool, steve mcqueen, in the 1968 movie bullitt has a new owner. Steve mcqueen s career peaked in 1968 with bullitt and the thomas crown affair, both ideal vehicles for his cool persona. Steve mcqueen was one of the most popular and successful film actors of the 1960s and 1970s.1127 1114 432 497 1044 521 780 1278 81 1395 1538 247 75 306 219 804 920 400 762 1540 866 1254 834 174 861 636 1199 1429 956 433 163 47 482 478