History Film / Bullitt

2nd Sep '17 5:02:15 AM XFllo
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* ShallowLoveInterest: Jacqueline Bissett, as Bullitt's girlfriend Cathy, does two things in the movie. First, she looks very very pretty. Second, she has one scene where she guilt-trips Bullitt about getting too callous about his work. That's it.
** Though that one scene does have a lot of significance that comes to bear in the ending.
16th Jul '17 2:47:49 PM ClintEastwood
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*** Specifically, there were two of both cars, but only one of the Chargers was an R/T. Afterwards, one Mustang had to be destroyed for liability purposes[[note]]Until [[http://jalopnik.com/the-lost-bullitt-mustang-may-have-been-discovered-in-me-1792985833 it showed up again in 2017]], having spent the intervening years in a Mexican scrapyard and been bought to rebuild into [[GoneInSixtySeconds1974 Eleanor!]].[[/note]], and the other was sold to a production crew member, and disappeared sometime after [=McQueen's=] death.[[note]] At one point the oil pan on one was ripped open during a rather hard downhill scene, spewing smoke and oil everywhere; you can see it if you watch carefully.[[/note]] The R/T Charger was sold to [[http://www.ponysite.de/charger_welch.htm Arnold Welch]], the non-R/T was sold back to the Chrysler dealership, repainted yellow [[HonestJohnsDealership and sold to an unsuspecting customer]] (the same thing happened with ''Film/VanishingPoint'').

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*** Specifically, there were two of both cars, but only one of the Chargers was an R/T. Afterwards, one Mustang had to be destroyed for liability purposes[[note]]Until [[http://jalopnik.com/the-lost-bullitt-mustang-may-have-been-discovered-in-me-1792985833 it showed up again in 2017]], having spent the intervening years in a Mexican scrapyard and been bought to rebuild into [[GoneInSixtySeconds1974 [[Film/GoneInSixtySeconds1974 Eleanor!]].[[/note]], and the other was sold to a production crew member, and disappeared sometime after [=McQueen's=] death.[[note]] At one point the oil pan on one was ripped open during a rather hard downhill scene, spewing smoke and oil everywhere; you can see it if you watch carefully.[[/note]] The R/T Charger was sold to [[http://www.ponysite.de/charger_welch.htm Arnold Welch]], the non-R/T was sold back to the Chrysler dealership, repainted yellow [[HonestJohnsDealership and sold to an unsuspecting customer]] (the same thing happened with ''Film/VanishingPoint'').



* RatedMForManly: The film not only stars Creator/SteveMcQueen, but it basically created the ChaseScene.

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* RatedMForManly: The film not only stars Creator/SteveMcQueen, Creator/SteveMcQueenActor, but it basically created the ChaseScene.
17th Jun '17 1:43:11 PM NinjaLore
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* RealityHasNoSoundtrack: The score drops out of the movie as soon as the car chase starts in earnest. The rest of the chase is a symphony of screeching tires, revving motors, and shotgun blasts.

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* RealityHasNoSoundtrack: The score drops out of the movie as soon as the car chase starts in earnest. The rest of the car chase is a symphony of screeching tires, revving motors, bouncing suspensions, and shotgun blasts.
17th Jun '17 1:31:07 PM NinjaLore
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* RealityHasNoSoundtrack: The score drops out of the movie as soon as the car chase starts in earnest. The rest of the chase is a symphony of screeching tires, revving motors, and shotgun blasts.
22nd Apr '17 1:22:48 PM TalonsofIceandFire
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Highly influential 1968 cop movie set in UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco. Creator/SteveMcQueenActor stars as the eponymous Lt. Frank Bullitt, a TV dinner-eating, workaday CowboyCop (in fact, the TropeMaker of this trope) who goes after the [[TheMafia Mafia]] hit men who killed a witness he was protecting.

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Highly influential 1968 cop movie set in UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco. Creator/SteveMcQueenActor stars as the eponymous Lt. Frank Bullitt, a TV dinner-eating, workaday CowboyCop (in fact, he's the TropeMaker of this trope) TropeMaker) who goes after the [[TheMafia Mafia]] hit men who killed a witness he was protecting.
22nd Apr '17 1:22:15 PM TalonsofIceandFire
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Highly influential 1968 cop movie set in UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco. Creator/SteveMcQueenActor stars as the eponymous Lt. Frank Bullitt, a TV dinner-eating, workaday CowboyCop (in fact, the UrExample of this trope) who goes after the [[TheMafia Mafia]] hit men who killed a witness he was protecting.

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Highly influential 1968 cop movie set in UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco. Creator/SteveMcQueenActor stars as the eponymous Lt. Frank Bullitt, a TV dinner-eating, workaday CowboyCop (in fact, the UrExample TropeMaker of this trope) who goes after the [[TheMafia Mafia]] hit men who killed a witness he was protecting.
7th Mar '17 4:19:01 PM moloch
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*** Specifically, there were two of both cars, but only one of the Chargers was an R/T. Afterwards, one Mustang had to be destroyed for liability purposes[[note]]Until [[http://jalopnik.com/the-lost-bullitt-mustang-may-have-been-discovered-in-me-1792985833 it showed up again in 2017, having spent the intervening years in a Mexican scrapyard and been bought to rebuild into [[GoneInSixtySeconds1974 Eleanor]].[[/note]], and the other was sold to a production crew member, and disappeared sometime after [=McQueen's=] death.[[note]] At one point the oil pan on one was ripped open during a rather hard downhill scene, spewing smoke and oil everywhere; you can see it if you watch carefully.[[/note]] The R/T Charger was sold to [[http://www.ponysite.de/charger_welch.htm Arnold Welch]], the non-R/T was sold back to the Chrysler dealership, repainted yellow [[HonestJohnsDealership and sold to an unsuspecting customer]] (the same thing happened with ''Film/VanishingPoint'').

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*** Specifically, there were two of both cars, but only one of the Chargers was an R/T. Afterwards, one Mustang had to be destroyed for liability purposes[[note]]Until [[http://jalopnik.com/the-lost-bullitt-mustang-may-have-been-discovered-in-me-1792985833 it showed up again in 2017, 2017]], having spent the intervening years in a Mexican scrapyard and been bought to rebuild into [[GoneInSixtySeconds1974 Eleanor]].Eleanor!]].[[/note]], and the other was sold to a production crew member, and disappeared sometime after [=McQueen's=] death.[[note]] At one point the oil pan on one was ripped open during a rather hard downhill scene, spewing smoke and oil everywhere; you can see it if you watch carefully.[[/note]] The R/T Charger was sold to [[http://www.ponysite.de/charger_welch.htm Arnold Welch]], the non-R/T was sold back to the Chrysler dealership, repainted yellow [[HonestJohnsDealership and sold to an unsuspecting customer]] (the same thing happened with ''Film/VanishingPoint'').
7th Mar '17 4:18:18 PM moloch
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*** Specifically, there were two of both cars, but only one of the Chargers was an R/T. Afterwards, one Mustang had to be destroyed for liability purposes, and the other was sold to a production crew member, and disappeared sometime after [=McQueen's=] death.[[note]] At one point the oil pan on one was ripped open during a rather hard downhill scene, spewing smoke and oil everywhere; you can see it if you watch carefully.[[/note]] The R/T Charger was sold to [[http://www.ponysite.de/charger_welch.htm Arnold Welch]], the non-R/T was sold back to the Chrysler dealership, repainted yellow [[HonestJohnsDealership and sold to an unsuspecting customer]] (the same thing happened with ''Film/VanishingPoint'').

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*** Specifically, there were two of both cars, but only one of the Chargers was an R/T. Afterwards, one Mustang had to be destroyed for liability purposes, purposes[[note]]Until [[http://jalopnik.com/the-lost-bullitt-mustang-may-have-been-discovered-in-me-1792985833 it showed up again in 2017, having spent the intervening years in a Mexican scrapyard and been bought to rebuild into [[GoneInSixtySeconds1974 Eleanor]].[[/note]], and the other was sold to a production crew member, and disappeared sometime after [=McQueen's=] death.[[note]] At one point the oil pan on one was ripped open during a rather hard downhill scene, spewing smoke and oil everywhere; you can see it if you watch carefully.[[/note]] The R/T Charger was sold to [[http://www.ponysite.de/charger_welch.htm Arnold Welch]], the non-R/T was sold back to the Chrysler dealership, repainted yellow [[HonestJohnsDealership and sold to an unsuspecting customer]] (the same thing happened with ''Film/VanishingPoint'').
26th Feb '17 11:17:48 AM Kitchen90
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** Glenn Ford in ''Film/TheBigHeat'' is kind of a CowboyCop, but more along the lines of TheUnfettered working for a hopelessly corrupt police force. Bullitt is probably the first pure example.

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** Glenn Ford Creator/GlennFord in ''Film/TheBigHeat'' is kind of a CowboyCop, but more along the lines of TheUnfettered working for a hopelessly corrupt police force. Bullitt is probably the first pure example.
14th Feb '17 7:11:34 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* ActionFilmQuietDramaScene: Bullitt and Cathy talking about how he might be getting too callous about violence in his job.

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Bullitt and Cathy talking about how he might be getting too callous about violence in his job.


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* ArchEnemy: Walter Chalmers and [[spoiler:Johnny Ross]] to Frank Bullitt.


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* BigBad: Walter Chambers and [[spoiler:Johnny Ross]].


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* EveryCarIsAPinto: T


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* FamousLastWords: "No wait. Now look, he told meó" Renick


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* MundaneMadeAwesome: A scene near the climax revolves around ''extreme document printing''.


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* PersonalEffectsReveal: This happens as Bullitt and Del go through the dead couple's suitcases and realize why both were killed.


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* RatedMForManly: The film not only stars Creator/SteveMcQueen, but it basically created the ChaseScene.


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* SickbedSlaying: A hitman sneaks into the hospital with the intent of finishing off his target, but is recognised and chased off by Bullitt.


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* TelevisionGeography: In the chase scene, it seems like every time they take a right turn onto a downhill street, there's a beige Volkswagen Beetle parked on the right with its back to the camera, in the same spot every time...


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* UnbuiltTrope: This was actually the first CowboyCop movie, but seen today, it looks like a deconstruction of the genre: the cop ignores his superiors and dismisses the quite reasonable demands of a slimy politician out of distrust, but accidentally kills all the witnesses and ruins any chances of finding the real mob bosses. The film ends with him staring into a mirror, realizing just how badly he's screwed up.
* TheUnsolvedMystery: Bullitt kills a key witness whom he was supposed to bring in alive, so they never find out who is behind the organized crime operation. Movie over.
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