5 Hubcaps and a Movie: Fathom Events Brings 'Bullitt' Back to Theaters

Fathom Events sure gets us sometimes: for the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking Steve McQueen film Bullitt, we're getting the green mustang-chase of our dreams returning to theaters on Sunday, October 7th and Tuesday, October 9th.

Bullitt really did change filmmaking when it was originally released, namely one of the most incredible car chases in cinema to this day. The vehicles are the stars — there is NO score over the throaty engines of the 1968 Ford Mustang 390 GT 2+2 Fastback and a 1968 Dodge Charger 440 Magnum and squealing tires of the race through the streets of San Francisco which result in five hubcaps coming off of one car. Yes, five. You can count them yourself.

The King of Cool Steve McQueen plays 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 BissetDon GordonRobert DuvallVictor Tayback, and Norman Fell.

This reviewer grew up loving McQueen films, owing in part to the fact that we share a natal day.

You can check Fathom Events for their full listing of theaters offering the showing, and also purchasing tickets, which go on sale on Friday, August 31st here.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional

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