Corrected entry: When Bullit walks his boss to the elevator in the hospital, the floor number 24 is painted on the wall next to the elevator. But the elevator has far too few buttons to reach the 24th floor. Also, the boss pushes the seventh button from the bottom to leave via the ground floor.
Corrected entry: To see the two takes of the chase going down the stepped hill, watch the silver-blue Cadillac, in the intersection. During one take, the first time we get to see a few frames of the yellow cab, the Cadillac does not move. The last we see of the chase through this same intersection, the Cadillac comes to a screeching halt, as the Charger passes through the intersection.
Corrected entry: When the Dodge crashes into the camera, there is a red flash. If you slow down the scene (on DVD or video) the road is totally empty after the red flash. Where did the Dodge go?
Corrected entry: At the beginning of the chase scene, when the cars are in street traffic, the rearview mirror shows the driver's face, then, a moment later, it shows the passenger's face. When the Charger crests the "stepped" hill, the mirror shows the Mustang, which is following. The passenger's face is seen a few more times, too, but the view from the camera's POV should show only the driver.
Corrected entry: Just before the hit, Stanton rings Bullitt from the hotel room and Bullitt says her will be there in 5 minutes. When Bullit arrives, the injured parties are coming down in the lift. Later Bullitt enters the hotel room and we see photos of the shot man on the wall. So, in the time it took Bullitt to get dressed and arrive, the police had summoned a photographer who took the photos, the medics had arrived, stabilised 'Ross' and prepared him to be moved. That's a lot to do in 5 minutes.
Corrected entry: In the shot just after the hitman shoots Bullitt's windshield, after the word "Ahead" passes under the camera, an object that looks like either a spent shotgun shell or maybe a projectile to break the car's glass bounces on the roadway, beside the Charger, then it moves towards the camera. Whatever it is, it loses momentum (therefore it most likely came from inside the Charger). It is visible about 11 frames before the smoke from a gun blast (therefore a shell should not be below fast moving cars) and the gun is never sticking out of the side-window far enough for an ejected shell casing to be outside of the Charger, anyway. Although it is noticeable at normal speed, slow motion helps see the object much more . While it looks a lot like an errant shotgun shell, since one end is brighter than the rest of it, its length isn't exactly right for a shotgun shell - it may be a bit too long.
Corrected entry: When the gunman fires the first shot during the car chase, the Mustang swerves violently. However we don't see this shot damage the Mustang. From such an incredibly close range there is no way the shot could have missed and a shotgun blast at this range would have left a sizable hole in the car.
Corrected entry: During the chase scene, one of the bad guys is reloading his shot gun with three bullets. When he shoots the cop, he shoots four times instead of three.
Corrected entry: After the charger bursts away at the start of the chase, Bullitt is held up in traffic and it's 12 seconds before he accelerates away, meaning of course there is a 12 second gap between the cars. Immediately the scene cuts to both cars going uphill. Now there is less than 3 seconds between them. (I timed it.).
Corrected entry: During the chase scene, the Mustang's rearview mirror usually shows part of the driver's face, either Bullitt's or his stunt double's. While near the end of the chase on the hill, when we can see the water of the Bay, the Charger can be seen (from within the following Mustang) having a hard time turning left. The Mustang's rearview mirror shows the stunt driver excitedly chewing gum, but Bullitt is not chewing gum.
Corrected entry: The gunman is on the back seat when the Charger crashes, but in the next shot (showing the bodies burning) he is in the front passenger seat.
Corrected entry: In the leadup to the chase there is a large van and at least one other vehicle between the two cars. After cutting back from a view of the hitman, these vehicles have gone and have been replaced by a white estate with three people in it which is between the two cars. After cutting back again there are no vehicles between the cars. There is a white car to the right of the Mustang, but it only contains the driver.
Corrected entry: With the camera inside the Mustang we hear the tyres squeal when the Charger makes a left at the bottom of the hills. When the Mustang takes the same corner, no squeal. Surely we would have heard the Mustang's tyres squeal too - especially being closer to the camera.
Corrected entry: During the chase, the same white Firebird turns right in front of the Charger from a side junction three times. Then, a few seconds later, the Charger hits a wall after swerving to avoid the same car.
Corrected entry: Jaqueline Bisset and Steve McQueen are driving in her yellow Porsche on the busy freeway. A grey saloon and 3 red lorries feature behind in the shot. Bisset and McQueen stop the car and get out for a chat on the side of the road. They then get back in and drive off, with same grey car and 3 red lorries behind them!
Corrected entry: When Cathy follows the running policemen into the Thunderbolt Hotel room, she stops, then looks around a policeman at the dead woman. She makes no big sound or big movements from that point onward. Bullitt is not facing the doorway and is starting to make a phone call to Delgetti. During his conversation, he turns his head and looks up to see his girlfriend in the room. What draws his attention to notice her?
Corrected entry: The driver of the Dodge Charger during the chase scene with Steve McQueen's Mustang is an actual stunt driver (even in close-up). He is obviously killed when the Charger crashes into (behind) the gas station. After Steve McQueen wrecks his Mustang he goes to the police garage to ask for another car and is told there are none left. Then watch closely...the last car is driven out by the stunt driver of the Charger!
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