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  • Writer's pictureCarrie Specht

"Bullitt" Speeds Back to the Big Screen

Let's cut right to the chase: the fast and furious BULLITT is coming back to movie theaters this October. For its 50th anniversary, the pulse pounding cop thriller will arrive in cinemas for two days only October 7 and October 9. Fathom Events and Warner Bros. are teaming up to bring the Steve McQueen classic back to movie theaters nationwide. Bullitt will play in approximately 550 movie theaters across the U.S. on Sunday, October 7, and Tuesday, October 9, at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (local time). Tickets are on sale now at

Bullitt contains eleven minutes that actually changed filmmaking. The San Francisco car chase at the heart of the film set the standard for such scenes. So much so, the adrenaline-pumping pursuit through the streets of the city on a hill became the blueprint for almost every car chase that came afterward, fueling high-octane action films for decades. It's one that filmmakers today still emulate. Even in the age of The Fast and the Furious, it's still a breathtaking, unbelievably riveting sequence that has made Bullitt so endlessly popular. So much so, that the Ford company has introduced a 2019 Mustang "Bullitt" earlier this year.

The “King of Cool”, Steve McQueen (The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape) stars as the film’s namesake Frank Bullitt, a sharp-dressing, gutsy police lieutenant. Bullitt is determined to unravel the mystery behind the killing of a witness in his protection. When an ambitious politician played by Robert Vaughn (The Magnificent Seven, The Man From U.N.C.L.E.), and the mob catch wind of his mission Bullitt sets off on a dangerous game of cat and mouse throughout San Francisco. Bullitt also stars Jacqueline Bisset (Murder on the Orient Express, The Greek Tycoon), Don Gordon (Papillon, Lethal Weapon), Robert Duvall (The Godfather, Open Range) Victor Tayback (TV's Alice) and Norman Fell (TV's Three's Company), along with the 1968 Ford Mustang 390 GT 2+2 Fastback Frank Bullitt drives, and a 1968 Dodge Charger 440 Magnum driven by Bullitt’s adversaries.

"Bullitt is a true fan-favorite classic making it an obvious addition to the Fathom lineup this year,” said Tom Lucas, Fathom Events VP of Studio Relations. “We are thrilled to be celebrating the movie’s 50th anniversary with Warner Bros. by presenting it the way the film should be seen, on the big screen this October.” As far as awards go, Bullitt received recognition for its original jazz-inspired score by Lalo Schifrin, and was Oscar®-nominated for Best Sound. Film editor Frank P. Keller did take home the Academy Award® for Best Film Editing.

Don't miss this opportunity to see the ‘King of Cool’, Steve McQueen in the silver screen’s most legendary car chase ever captured on film.

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