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Bullitt Details


Robert L. Pike's crime novel Mute Witness makes the transition to the big screen in this film from director Peter Yates. In one of his most famous roles, Steve McQueen stars as tough-guy police detective Frank Bullitt. The story begins with Bullitt assigned to a seemingly routine detail, protecting mafia informant Johnny Ross (Pat Renella), who is scheduled to testify against his Mob cronies before a Senate subcommittee in San Francisco. But when a pair of hitmen ambush their secret location, fatally wounding Ross, things don't add up for Bullitt, so he decides to investigate the case on his own. Unfortunately for him, ambitious senator Walter Chalmers (Robert Vaughn), the head of the aforementioned subcommittee, wants to shut his investigation down, hindering Bullitt's plan to not only bring the killers to justice but discover who leaked the location of the hideout. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi

  • Release date:October 17, 1968


Awarded by
Edgar Allan Poe Awards Harry Kleiner Best Screenplay 1968 Winner


Steve McQueen
as Frank Bullitt
Robert Vaughn
as Chalmers
Jacqueline Bisset
as Cathy
Don Gordon
as Delgetti
Robert Duvall
as Weissberg
Simon Oakland
as Capt. Bennett
Norman Fell
as Baker
Justin Tarr
as Eddy
Carl Reindel
as Stanton
Felice Orlandi
as Rennick
Vic Tayback
as Pete Ross
Joanna Cassidy
Suzanne Somers
Georg Stanford Brown
as Dr. Willard
Robert Lipton
as First Aide
Pat Renella
as John Ross
Paul Genge
as Mike
John Aprea
as Killer
Al Checco
as Desk Clerk
Paul Genge
as Mike
Robert Lipton
as First Aide
John Aprea
as Killer
Georg Stanford Brown
as Dr. Willard
Pat Renella
as John Ross


Peter Yates
Harry Kleiner
William A. Fraker
Lalo Schifrin
Composer (Music Score)
Albert Brenner
Art Director
Tim Zinnemann
First Assistant Director
Bud Ekins
Walter Hill
Second Assistant Director