History Film / Bullitt

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.
3rd Dec '16 7:47:22 AM jamespolk
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* FakingTheDead[=/=]DeadPersonImpersonation: As it turns out, the real [[spoiler:Johnny Ross]] was playing just about everyone in order to escape scot-free by faking his own death.

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* FakingTheDead[=/=]DeadPersonImpersonation: As it turns out, the real [[spoiler:Johnny Ross]] Johnny Ross was playing just about everyone in order to escape scot-free by faking his own death.



* RippedFromTheHeadlines: While the film is unrelated to the Zodiac killings, Creator/SteveMcQueen based Bullitt on San Francisco Inspector Dave Toschi, who invesitagted the case.

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* RippedFromTheHeadlines: While the film is unrelated to the Zodiac killings, Creator/SteveMcQueen Creator/SteveMcQueenActor based Bullitt on San Francisco Inspector Dave Toschi, who invesitagted the case.
3rd Dec '16 6:25:56 AM jamespolk
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Highly influential 1968 cop movie set in UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco. SteveMcQueen 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. SteveMcQueen 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.



** [[spoiler: The ending.]]

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** [[spoiler: The ending.]]ending, in which Bullitt comes home thinking about how Cathy might be right.



* BadassDriver
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: See PyrrhicVictory. The final scene of the film has Bullitt go home, see his girlfriend sleeping in his bed, then, without waking her, go quietly into the bathroom to wash up before taking a good, long look at himself in the mirror.]]

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* BadassDriver
BadassDriver: Have you seen that chase?
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: See PyrrhicVictory. The final scene of the film has Bullitt go home, see his girlfriend sleeping in his bed, then, without waking her, go quietly into the bathroom to wash up before taking a good, long look at himself in the mirror.]]



* FreezeFrameBonus: When McQueen breaks the glass door at the hospital to try and catch the killer, the black 1968 Charger can be seen parked on the left side of the screen, across from an ambulance.

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* FreezeFrameBonus: When McQueen [=McQueen=] breaks the glass door at the hospital to try and catch the killer, the black 1968 Charger can be seen parked on the left side of the screen, across from an ambulance.



* PyrrhicVictory: [[spoiler:Bullitt finds everyone responsible for the death of the witness, and clears the department of the charge that their negligence led to his death. However, all the criminals responsible end up dead--and with them, any chance of bringing the rest of the Mafia to justice.]]

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* PyrrhicVictory: [[spoiler:Bullitt Bullitt finds everyone responsible for the death of the witness, and clears the department of the charge that their negligence led to his death. However, all the criminals responsible end up dead--and with them, any chance of bringing the rest of the Mafia to justice.]]



** Though that one scene does have a lot of significance that comes to bear [[spoiler: in the ending.]]

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** Though that one scene does have a lot of significance that comes to bear [[spoiler: in the ending.]]
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