The second film in a double bill showing ( The Thomas Crown Affair (PG) precedes this film at at 6.30pm ). The double bill ticket price is £7.00
1968 ( USA ) ( Action, Crime, Mystery )
DIRECTOR: Peter Yates
STARRING:STEVE MCQUEEN, JACQUELINE BISSET, ROBERT VAUGHN
In one of his most famous roles, Steve McQueen stars as tough-guy police detective Frank Bullitt, assigned for 48 hours to watch a witness before his trial. However, when the witness and another officer are shot, Bullitt decides to investigate the case on his own, much to the dismay of an ambitious Senator (Robert Vaughn) who wants to shut the investigation down, hindering Bullitt’s plan to bring the killers to justice.
Steve McQueen is cool as ice in this thrilling police movie that also happens to contain one of the most exciting car chases in film history, a sequence that revolutionised Hollywood’s standards. McQueen (doing his own driving) races up and down the hills of San Francisco, while an impressive hand-held camera records the perilous pursuit and traffic in thrilling detail (it won an Oscar for Best Editing).