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Bullitt is a 1968 film about an all guts, no glory San Francisco cop who becomes determined to find the underworld kingpin that killed the witness in his protection.

Directed by Peter Yates. Written by Alan Trustman and Harry Kleiner, based on the novel Mute Witness by Robert L. Fish.
There are bad cops and there are good cops - and then there's Bullitt. (taglines)

Frank Bullitt

  • [to Chalmers] You believe what you want. Look, you work your side of the street, and I'll work mine.
  • Look, Chalmers, let's understand each other... I don't like you.

Walter Chalmers

  • I do not choose to have people accuse me of false promises for the sake of cheap sensationalism, or to be compromised by your lieutenant.


Captain Bennett: He let the killers in himself? Why would he do a thing like that?
Bullitt: I'm waiting to ask him.
Captain Bennett: What about the setup? What do you make of that?
Bullitt: Shotgun and a backup man, professionals.

[after much patient pressure, the desk clerk has finally offered up some details]
Desk Clerk: Am I helping you, sir?
Delgetti: I never had it so good.

[Bullitt and Delgetti have searched the luggage of Dorothy Simmons and her boyfriend]
Delgetti: No passports, no tickets.
Bullitt: Call Immigration in Chicago, have them wire Rennick's passport application, I'll get a fingerprint check on Ross.

Chalmers: Come on, now. Don't be naive, Lieutenant. We both know how careers are made. Integrity is something you sell the public.
Bullitt: You sell whatever you want, but don't sell it here tonight.

Chalmers: Frank, we must all compromise.
Bullitt: Bullshit. Get the hell out of here, now."

Pete Ross: This is Pete. We lost him.
Telephone voice: He's your brother, Ross. If you can't find him, we have people who can. And YOU'RE paying for the contract.

Captain Bennett: Albert Edward Rennick, used car salesman, Chicago.
Chalmers: Who's Rennick?
Bullitt: He was the man who was shot at the Hotel Daniels. You sent us to guard the wrong man, Mr. Chalmers.

Cathy: What will happen to us, in time?
Bullitt: Time starts now.


  • There are bad cops and there are good cops - and then there's Bullitt.
  • Steve McQueen As 'Bullitt'
  • The word 'cop' isn't written all over him - something more puzzling is.
  • Detective Lt. Frank Bullitt - some other kind of cop. Pity the guy he works for.


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