Bullitt is Back – who’s playing the iconic lead?
Okay, I can’t wait for this – it’s not a remake but a sequel to the classic 1968 movie “Bullitt”. Produced by Steven Spielberg and starring Bradley Cooper as Frank Bullitt. We still don’t have an actual timeline for release – but we know Oscar winner Josh Singer is writing the script (and Steve McQueen’s kids are involved in the project).
Obviously we all talk about the chase scene (and we should) – but what are the top five scenes from “Bullitt”?
1. The Car Chase
The car chase scene in Bullitt is one of the most iconic and influential car chases in cinematic history. It set the standard for all future car chases and has been imitated countless times. The scene features a 1968 Ford Mustang GT Fastback being chased by a 1968 Dodge Charger R/T through the streets of San Francisco.
2. The Opening Scene
The opening scene of Bullitt is one of the most memorable scenes in the film. It features Frank Bullitt (Steve McQueen) driving his Mustang through the streets of San Francisco as he makes his way to work. The scene sets the tone for the rest of the film and establishes Bullitt as a no-nonsense character.
3. The Airport Scene
The airport scene is one of the most suspenseful scenes in Bullitt. It features Bullitt chasing after a suspect who has hijacked an airplane. The scene is shot in real time and features some impressive stunt work by McQueen.
4. The Shootout Scene
The shootout scene is one of the most action-packed scenes in Bullitt. It features Bullitt and his partner, Sergeant Delgetti (Don Gordon), engaging in a gun battle with two hitmen who are trying to kill them. The scene is tense and thrilling, and it features some great acting by McQueen and Gordon.
5. The Final Scene
The final scene of Bullitt is one of the most memorable scenes in the film. It features Bullitt finally catching up to the hitmen who have been stalking him throughout the film. The scene is tense and exciting, and it ends with a famous shot of Bullitt driving away from the camera as the credits roll.
Do you know the story of the family that owned the original Bullitt Mustang from the movie? Here’s our conversation with Sean about it