Bullitt

Other mistake: During the big chase scene, a car hits a camera right after it passes a blue '68 GTO.

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Other mistake: Just before the Charger crashes, a tow bar connecting both vehicles is visible on the Mustang's front bumper.

Other mistake: When we get a front shot of the two cars jumping the hills, watch when the Mustang lands on all four wheels. It gives out a tremendous amount of smoke and steam from underneath. (Slow it down on DVD for the full effect.) This is because the car landed too heavily and shattered the sump (oil pan). The other Mustang had to be used while the mechanics repaired the damage.

Continuity mistake: Steve McQueen passes the same green Volkswagen at least three times while chasing the black Dodge Charger R/T. This is due to the same downhill portion being shown to us from multiple angles to artificially extend the length of the scene.

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Bullitt: Who else knew where he was?
Walter Chalmers: What?
Bullitt: Who else knew where he was?
Walter Chalmers: What are you implying?
Bullitt: Well, they knew where to look for him, and they used your name to get in.
Walter Chalmers: Are you suggesting I disclosed his whereabouts?
Bullitt: Well, somebody did. And it didn't come from us.

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Trivia: In the restaurant scene near the beginning of the film, the actor playing the waiter accidentally flips the corner of the menu in Steve McQueen's eye, but it was left in the finished film.

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