Bullitt is a 1968 American neo-noir action thriller film directed by Peter Yates and produced by Philip D'Antoni. The picture stars Steve McQueen, Robert Vaughn, and Jacqueline Bisset. The screenplay by Alan R. Trustman and Harry Kleiner was based on the 1963 novel Mute Witness, by Robert L. Fish, writing under the pseudonym Robert L. Pike. Lalo Schifrin wrote the original jazz-inspired score.
On a Friday night in Chicago mobster Johnny Ross flees the Outfit. The next morning SFPD detective Lieutenant Frank Bullitt and his team, Delgetti and Stanton, are tasked by US Senator Walter Chalmers with guarding Ross over the weekend, until he can be presented as a witness to a Senate subcommittee hearing on organized crime on Monday morning. The detectives are told he is in a cheap hotel on Embarcadero. Delgetti will take the first shift, then Stanton and then Bullitt. At 1am Sunday, while Stanton is phoning Bullitt to say Chalmers and a friend want to come up, Ross unchains the room door. Two hitmen burst in shooting Stanton in the leg and Ross in the shoulder.
|author||Alan Trustman Harry Kleiner|
|award||Academy Award for Best Film Editing|
|editor||Frank P. Keller|
|genre||action crime drama thriller|
|keywords||assassination attempt being followed car salesman cheap hotel chicago chicago outfit contract killing deputy sheriff dodge charger drive embarcadero fax follow ford mustang guard habeas corpus hear hitman horrify john doe kill morning organized crime outfit phone call protective custody rome san francisco international airport san francisco police department senate serve sfpd shoot subcommittee telecopier traveler\'s check united states senate used car salesman|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Film Editing Academy Award for Best Sound|
|productionCompany||Solar Productions Warner Bros.-Seven Arts|
|publisher||Warner Bros.-Seven Arts|
|theme||action drama chase neo-noir|