Steve McQueen in BULLITT Sunday Night July 13th at the Sky View Drive-in in Lichtfield, Illinois
“Come on, now. Don’t be naive, Lieutenant. We both know how careers are made. Integrity is something you sell the public.”
Steve McQueen in BULITT screens Sunday Night July 13th at the Sky View Drive-in in Lichtfield, Il. (1500 Historic Old Route 66) This is part of the Sky View’s ‘Throwback Sundays’. The second Sunday of the month, they screen a classic movie. Admission is only $7 (free for kids under 5). The movie starts at dusk (9:00-ish). The Sky View’s site can be found HERE.
It’s fast, it’s furious and 52 years ago BULLITT set the standard for cinematic car chases. The 10-minute, adrenaline-pumping pursuit through the streets of San Francisco became the blueprint for almost every car chase that came afterward, fueling high-octane action films for decades.
he “King of Cool” Steve McQueen 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 Senate subcommittee star witness in his protection. When ambitious politician Walter Chalmers (Robert Vaughn) 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, Don Gordon, Robert Duvall, Victor Tayback and Norman Fell, along with the 1968 Ford Mustang 390 GT 2+2 Fastback Frank Bullitt drives in the iconic car chase scene, and a 1968 Dodge Charger 440 Magnum driven by Bullitt’s adversaries.
“Bullitt” received recognition for its original jazz-inspired score by Lalo Schifrin and was Oscar-nominated for Best Sound. Film editor Frank P. Keller took home the Academy Award for Best Film Editing, recognition for the revolutionary car chase sequence which has remained the industry gold standard for five generations.