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Posted: 9/18/2005 9:36:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/18/2005 10:21:50 PM EDT by Lloyd-Jr]
Turner Classic Movies "BULLITT" w/ Steve McQween
Now 1:35am Eastern
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 9:37:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/18/2005 9:39:59 PM EDT by Fly-Navy]
Isn't it Bullitt?
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 9:40:13 PM EDT
No, it's Bull-Itt, staring Steev McKween.
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 9:52:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Fly-Navy:
Isn't it Bullitt?



Yes, Frank Bullitt.
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 9:55:26 PM EDT
Boring movie with an awesome car chase!
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 9:55:38 PM EDT
Now playing any time I want from my DVD collection.
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 9:55:51 PM EDT
Outstanding film!
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 10:27:11 PM EDT
Whenever I see one of these films with hospital sceens (like Serpico) I marvel that
anyone ever lived without modern medical improvements. But then you think how after every
war emergency medicine took great leaps forward.

<­font color=yellow>Beware black Chargers in the rearview mirror.
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 10:32:28 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 10:49:17 PM EDT
It's in the DVD collection here.
The wife has a "thing" for McQueen
That's Captain Hilts

myit
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 10:52:17 PM EDT
OK, I've had it on for ten minutes now and no one has said a word.
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 10:54:21 PM EDT

That is the movie that made me get a '68 Charger.

Got the DVD too.

Originally Posted By netwt12:

Link Posted: 9/18/2005 10:54:25 PM EDT
Did anybody notice in the city part of the chase, the Mustang comes around a corner and runs into one of the cameras?
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 10:58:15 PM EDT
That will buff right out.....
They pass the same VW Bug like three times.
What's that car his g/f drives? The yellow one, looks like a 911.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 1:18:49 AM EDT
The Charger loses something 8 hubcaps
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 2:28:20 AM EDT
A pretty good movie that was probably a hit back when it was released. I've got it on DVD. Steve McQueen was a heck of an actor and a true badass. He raced motocross and off road/desert motorcycles in addition to his acting career.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 3:06:16 AM EDT
I saw it in the movie theater when it came out. I have the DVD. It's a great movie.

Link Posted: 9/19/2005 3:13:18 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 3:17:07 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/19/2005 3:23:48 AM EDT by Lloyd-Jr]

Originally Posted By Ross:
I saw it in the movie theater when it came out. I have the DVD. It's a great movie.



So you're saying you're an old fart huh?
The only thing I can say I remember seeing in the theater in '68 was 2001 A Space Odyssey
but I was a kid.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 3:31:24 AM EDT


According to the book Triumph in America, McQueen won IDSE Bronze and Silver medals
in the early 60's. He was a hardcore motorcycle racer, along with buddies Lee Marvin, Keenan Wynn, and James Garner. Yes, McQueen did the jump in The Great Escape himself, on a modified Triumph.
In that film McQueen does something only a TRUE off-road racer would do during the sequence following the jump. He checks his bikes fuel tank by rocking the bike between his knees.
For some laffs, and great riding back in the day, check out Bruce Brown's
On Any Sunday. It features McQueen, Malcolm Smith, and Mert Lawill,
but covers the various disciplines of motorcycle racing in the 1971 time frame.

DaddyDett
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 5:52:59 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/19/2005 5:54:19 AM EDT by Bullitt3401]
The film is kinda stiff but it's still an old favorite...it was the 1st or 2nd DVD I ever bought.

It's a cool "period" film that captures the look & feel san fransico before the hippies ruined it.

I used to have a 67 mustang painted dark green with the old-style American racing wheels, so I'd say I was a fan. (67's & 68's were the same body, just a few cosmetic changes here & there.)

Here's a pic of my '67 and my limited edition Bullitt '01 GT together. The '67 was sold a couple years ago.

Scott



Link Posted: 9/19/2005 6:18:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By swingset:
No, it's Bull-Itt, staring Steev McKween.



yeah, he's dead.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 6:34:49 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/19/2005 6:36:08 AM EDT by DzlBenz]

Originally Posted By DaddyDett:

According to the book Triumph in America, McQueen won IDSE Bronze and Silver medals
in the early 60's. He was a hardcore motorcycle racer, along with buddies Lee Marvin, Keenan Wynn, and James Garner. Yes, McQueen did the jump in The Great Escape himself, on a modified Triumph.
In that film McQueen does something only a TRUE off-road racer would do during the sequence following the jump. He checks his bikes fuel tank by rocking the bike between his knees.

False. McQueen didd all the stunt riding EXCEPT the jump. That was done by Bud Ekins.


For some laffs, and great riding back in the day, check out Bruce Brown's
On Any Sunday. It features McQueen, Malcolm Smith, and Mert Lawill,
but covers the various disciplines of motorcycle racing in the 1971 time frame.

DaddyDett

A great film. Should be mandatory viewing prior to issuance of one's Man Card. Malcolm Smith > all. Isn't a very young Roger DeCoster in there too?
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 6:39:13 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Bullitt3401:

It's a cool "period" film that captures the look & feel san fransico before the hippies ruined it.





I think the hippies were there, they just sped past them...
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 6:42:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 22bad:
Did anybody notice in the city part of the chase, the Mustang comes around a corner and runs into one of the cameras?



Actually the Charger hits the camera. The Mustang never hits anything until McQueen deliberatly sideswipes the Charger.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 6:43:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 22bad:
Did anybody notice in the city part of the chase, the Mustang comes around a corner and runs into one of the cameras?



Close.It was the Charger that hit the camera.
If you watch the extra scenes on the DVD they show it.
You can see the front end damage in the later part of the chase.

Link Posted: 9/19/2005 8:17:42 AM EDT
bullit do you miss your '67?



I'm on the fence of selling mine...talk me out of it
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 10:21:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DzlBenz:

Originally Posted By DaddyDett:
According to the book Triumph in America, McQueen won IDSE Bronze and Silver medals
in the early 60's. He was a hardcore motorcycle racer, along with buddies Lee Marvin, Keenan Wynn, and James Garner. Yes, McQueen did the jump in The Great Escape himself, on a modified Triumph.
In that film McQueen does something only a TRUE off-road racer would do during the sequence following the jump. He checks his bikes fuel tank by rocking the bike between his knees.


False. McQueen didd all the stunt riding EXCEPT the jump. That was done by Bud Ekins.


Yep. Bud Ekins did the jump. Ekins was THE motorcycle stunt man Hollyweird went to for a couple of decades.

He was the best in the business.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 11:29:59 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/19/2005 11:31:24 AM EDT by Bullitt3401]

Originally Posted By subjectofcalifornia:
bullit do you miss your '67?



I'm on the fence of selling mine...talk me out of it



Is it really nice? Are you happy with it?

Mine was pretty decent but it was built when I was younger and I knew I could build a much better car now so I let it go, rather than putting more money than what it was worth.

I have a unrestored 65 fastback sitting in a shed/lean-to a few miles away, so I still have a project car for the future.

You can't beat having a cool (but low-key) newer car for the comfort & realibity.

One of the 2 '68 fastbacks used in the filming of "Bullitt" is supposedly in Kentucky, I think I have the state right. Supposedly unrestored, and I think it's the 390 V8 car....the "jump" car was a 289 car and it was supposedly crushed.

Scott

Link Posted: 9/19/2005 12:25:45 PM EDT
More on Bud Ekins here...

www.off-road.com/dirtbike/rick/bud.html
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 4:14:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RSF45:

Originally Posted By 22bad:
Did anybody notice in the city part of the chase, the Mustang comes around a corner and runs into one of the cameras?



Close.It was the Charger that hit the camera.
If you watch the extra scenes on the DVD they show it.
You can see the front end damage in the later part of the chase.




Originally Posted By 455SD:

Originally Posted By 22bad:
Did anybody notice in the city part of the chase, the Mustang comes around a corner and runs into one of the cameras?



Actually the Charger hits the camera. The Mustang never hits anything until McQueen deliberatly sideswipes the Charger.



Okay, I'll look at it again
the only giveaway is where they don't cut out the last quarter second and the camera shakes on impact
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 4:19:15 PM EDT
I have JUST the car chase recorded on my DVR.
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 4:30:07 PM EDT
Neat chase but I hate movie car chases on empty roads in broad daylight in big cities.
At least Gene Hackman had cars to avoid in the French Connection and the collision they had was real and not setup. I love those behind the scenes segments.
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 5:39:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By twonami:
Neat chase but I hate movie car chases on empty roads in broad daylight in big cities.
At least Gene Hackman had cars to avoid in the French Connection and the collision they had was real and not setup. I love those behind the scenes segments.


IIRC In the movie the chase took place on early Sunday morning.
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 6:12:36 PM EDT
I saw it when it was first-run, in a theater on State Street in Chicago. It was my first good look at San Francisco. The hill-jumping made me queasy. It's a much better chase scene when you see it on a big screen.

Robert Duvall has a small role - a cab driver who hauls Bullitt around for awhile.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 1:49:59 AM EDT
I saw it on the big screen as well. Definately the way to see that movie.

What gun did Steve McQueen use in Bullitt?
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