It's what got me into the Coens. I almost didn't see it because it came out with a splurge of baby movies like Look Who's Talking and some others. I mistakenly thought it might be more of the same until someone put me right.
Thu 29 Jun, 2017 11:33 am
My pal, who was a bit of a petrolhead, (well, I was too), and I went to see Bullitt in 1969 at a cinema in Balham, South London. We loved it! The audience was mostly young guys like us (we were 17). When we came out we saw (and heard!) a guy revving his engine like crazy, and then he dropped the clutch and charged away down the road to Tooting. If the car had been something a bit more powerful than a 10 year old Austin A40 it would have been more impressive. He wasn't the only one. We went off on my friend's Suzuki 50cc motorcycle. He did get a Ford Escort Mexico later.
Thu 29 Jun, 2017 04:18 pm
I vote for the car chase in Bullitt.
A Ford Mustang running down a MOPAR 440?
I know it was fiction, but....
I guess at least they didn't pretend that the Mustang was capable of running down a Hemi.
(When they were filming they had to keep letting off the gas in the Charger just so the Mustang could keep up.)
I don't know anything about cars, and in the movie Bullitt, I think that the make of the cars was irrelevant. The cooler king was driving one of them.