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I first watched "Bullitt" in 1970 from a hospital bed in the Aleutian Islands. I was recovering from a botched appendectomy. :eek: At the time the chase scene was so realistic that I had to hold onto the bed rails! Maybe it was the meds. :biggrin:
 

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Bullett Chase scene

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yXrAX-E_6k

"the cars get airborne several times on a steep section of Taylor between Vallejo and Filbert streets."

discussion

http://www.sfgate.com/movies/article/CUT-TO-THE-CHASE-Classic-scene-in-McQueen-s-2580656.php

sour grapes piece by stunt driver:

http://jalopnik.com/5744523/the-real-story-of-the-chase-scene-in-bullitt

Like most guys on this forum I've seen the movie numerous times and always enjoyed the car sequences a great deal. However, having just read the link you called "sour grapes piece by stunt driver," Wade, I have to ask if you even read the piece? It was nothing more than an honest take by the guy who would eventually go on to work with Steve McQueen in many of his movies. Steve had enough respect for this man's abilities that he would go with his recommendations for what he felt was safe for Steve to attempt. Steve trusted him with his life so it’s best to remember, no Steve, no movie. I saw nothing that could be misconstrued as sour grapes.
 

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Not a fan of the rest of the movie, but it sits in a section of my collection that I use when I'm bored at an airport or something. I watch the chase scene, along with other chase scenes, the "Heat" gunfight, the "Open Range" gunfight, etc
 
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