Bullitt 1968

Bullitt Storyline

High profile San Francisco Police Lieutenant Frank Bullitt is asked personally by ambitious Walter Chalmers, who is in town to hold a US Senate subcommittee hearing on organized crime, to guard Johnny Ross, a Chicago based mobster who is about to turn evidence against the organization at the hearing. Chalmers wants Ross’ safety at all cost, or else Bullitt will pay the consequences. Bullitt and his team of Sergeant Delgetti and Detective Carl Stanton have Ross in protective custody for 48 hours over the weekend until Ross provides his testimony that upcoming Monday. Bullitt’s immediate superior, Captain Samuel Bennet, gives Bullitt full authority to lead the case, no questions asked for any move Bullitt makes. When an incident occurs early during their watch, Bullitt is certain that Ross and/or Chalmers are not telling them the full story to protect Ross properly. Without telling Bennet or an incensed Chalmers, Bullitt clandestinely moves Ross while he tries to find out who is after …

Senator Walter Chalmers (Robert Vaughn) is aiming to take down mob boss Pete Ross (Vic Tayback) with the help of testimony from the criminal’s hothead brother Johnny (Pat Renella), who is in protective custody in San Francisco under the watch of police lieutenant Frank Bullitt (Steve McQueen). When a pair of mob hitmen enter the scene, Bullitt follows their trail through a maze of complications and double-crosses. This thriller includes one of the most famous car chases ever filmed.
Initial release: October 17, 1968 (USA)


Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve McQueen Steve McQueen
Robert Vaughn Robert Vaughn
Jacqueline Bisset Jacqueline Bisset
Don Gordon Don Gordon
Robert Duvall Robert Duvall
Simon Oakland Simon Oakland
Norman Fell Norman Fell
Georg Stanford Brown Georg Stanford Brown
Dr. Willard
Justin Tarr Justin Tarr
Carl Reindel Carl Reindel
Felice Orlandi Felice Orlandi
Vic Tayback Vic Tayback
Pete Ross (as Victor Tayback)
Robert Lipton Robert Lipton
1st Aide
Ed Peck Ed Peck
Pat Renella Pat Renella
John Ross



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