* CrowningMomentOfHeartWarming: It seems when all is said is done at least [[spoiler: Bullitt's girlfriend seems to have decided to stay with him]]
* [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic Crowning Music of Awesome]]: The film's score, composed by Lalo Schifrin of ''Series/MissionImpossible'' fame.
* JustHereForGodzilla: Rightly or wrongly, the car chase scene is this movie's primary draw for a lot of audiences.
* HilariousInHindsight: Half a century after his small role in this film, Robert Duvall appeared in ''Widows'', directed by the ''other'' Creator/SteveMcQueenDirector.
* PetTheDog: Much is made of how callous Bullitt is towards the violence he faces on the job. But, at the airport, [[spoiler: after he shoots Ross dead, he covers the dead man's face with his jacket when he sees how upset the bystanders are.]]
* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: The car chase isn't as impressive as it once was.