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“Bullitt,” and one of the Most Famous Car Chase Scenes Ever Filmed, Turns 45

Posted October 22, 2013 8:00 AM by dstrohl

Forty-five years ago today, Warner Brothers Pictures released Bullitt, starring Steve McQueen. Then, as now, the studio recognized one incontrovertible truth: If you want to put men in seats, include a good chase scene, followed by an explosion or two, in your crime drama. Bullitt's duel, between the 1968 Ford Mustang GT fastback (driven by Steve McQueen, as inspector Frank Bullitt) and the 1968 Dodge Charger R/T (driven by Bill Hickman, as evil henchman Phil), has become the stuff of legend, with homages filmed on a semi-regular basis, and a cult following all its own.

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10/22/2013 9:27 AM
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10/23/2013 9:18 AM

Interesting that the mustang in the film didn't have limited slip! Makes for better action I guess!

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10/23/2013 9:43 AM

Yeah hard to smoke both tires when moving, even at low speed....not to mention control issues....and probably would have shot past the charger, lol...

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