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Bullitt - Steve McQueen's Famous Car Chase!

Written by Rebeka Knott


Steve McQueen, also known as the “King of Cool,” starred in the 1968 box office hit movie, “Bullitt.” He was cast as the character of San Francisco Police Lieutenant Frank Bullitt and his mission was to protect a person he thought was an important Mob witness/informant. What he didn’t know was that he was not guarding the intended witness; but someone who had been employed to stand in his place. Not to worry though, Bullit was quite capable of taking care of business.

Of course, it was no surprise that the main character had a love interest. Bullitt's live-in girlfriend, Cathy (Jacqueline Bisset) was drawn to his tough-guy persona. She was also then privy to the true nature of his profession for the first time causing her to question their relationship.

“Bullit” is well known for one of the most epic car chases in movie history. Steve McQueen was an experienced race car driver who was behind the wheel for much of the filming of the iconic car chase.

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