Synopsis: High profile San Francisco Police Lieutenant Frank Bullitt is asked personally by ambitious Walter Chalmers, who is in town to hold a US Senate subcommittee hearing on organized crime, to guard Johnny Ross, a Chicago based mobster who is about to turn evidence against the organization at the hearing. Chalmers wants Ross' safety at all cost, or else Bullitt will pay the consequences. Bullitt and his team of Sergeant Delgetti and Detective Carl Stanton have Ross in protective custody for 48 hours over the weekend until Ross provides his testimony that upcoming Monday. Bullitt's immediate superior, Captain Samuel Bennet, gives Bullitt full authority to lead the case, no questions asked for any move Bullitt makes. When an incident occurs early during their watch, Bullitt is certain that Ross and/or Chalmers are not telling them the full story to protect Ross properly. Without telling Bennet or an incensed Chalmers, Bullitt clandestinely moves Ross while he tries to find out who is after Ro
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery
Director(s): Peter Yates
Production: Warner Home Video
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 9 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
114 min

- This is Pete.

- Yeah?

We lost him.

He's your brother, Ross. If you can't

find him, we have people who will.

And you're paying for the contract.

Excuse me.

Have you got a message for Mr. Ross?

What room, sir?

I'm not a guest.

- I'll check.

- Thanks.

- That's, Johnny Ross.

- Yes, sir.

Sorry, sir, nothing.


Are you sure?

I'm sure, sir.

Okay, thanks.

Thank you.

Yes, I'm sure it was him.

Sunshine Cab, 6912.

Would you pull up? I want to make a call.




What is it?


Frank, let me in, will you?

What time did you get to bed

this morning, Frank?

About 5:

"Mumps vaccine on the market.

"The government authorized yesterday...

"...what officials term the first clearly

effective vaccine to prevent mumps.

"...announced it has granted

a license for the vaccine...

"...at 12:
45 Wednesday..."

Why don't you just relax and have

your orange juice, and shut up, Delgetti?

Let's go, Frank.

It. Bullitt to see you, Mr. Chalmers.

It was purely unintentional, I assure you.

It wasn't that I was so well-informed,

it was just that he was so ill-informed.

Would you excuse me

for a moment, please?

What do you like about?

In Orinda, we have all this beautiful

dry sunshine. Absolutely perfect for roses.

I do all my own work.

See my hands? They prove it.

Hello. Lieutenant, how are you?

Thanks for coming over.

Name is Frank, isn't it?

- That's right.

- Please call me Walter.

I have an important job for you.

Captain Bennet suggested that you take it.

As you know, there is a Senate

Subcommittee hearing here Monday.

I have a star witness

who needs protection.

Sam said that you were

the man for the job.

And I can't find a flaw in that statement.

Protection from who?

The Organization.

His name is Ross.

Johnny Ross. From Chicago.

Once and for all, the top men

in law enforcement are united.

We're going to expose the Organization.

I read your speech.

Why San Francisco?

Ross is safer here. That's your province.

Keeping him out of reach for 40 hours.


The Hotel Daniels.

He's there now, expecting you.

Now that you know where my house is...

...I hope that we'll get to see

a lot more of each other.

Particularly in view of the investigation.

A senatorial hearing has a way of...

...catapulting everyone involved

into the public eye...

...with a subsequent effect on one's career.

It will be a pleasure to have you along.

Have him in court on Monday, Frank.

What was that all about?


You and Chalmers, huh?

There's a lot of juice?

Hotel Daniels, 226 Embarcadero Road.

State's evidence witness,

and we're babysitting.

Let's go.

- Yeah, who is it?

- Police.

The roof and the exits.

Mr. Chalmers said you'd be here by 5:00.

He guaranteed me that.

Oh, sorry, we got held up in traffic.

Got any firearms?

No, man, I've got nothing on me.

Just my wallet...

...cigarette lighter.

Want to check me out yourself?

No, that's not necessary.

Put that stuff on the bed, will you, please?

How did you...

how did you get here from Chicago?

I flew.

Sure none of the boys were on the plane

with you, or saw you get on?

How would I know? I wouldn't know.

Why did you pick this room to hole up?

I didn't pick it. Chalmers picked it.


Stay away from those windows!

That's why.

Sit down and relax, Ross.

It's a long wait until Monday morning.

We'd better get a fix on some food.

- What?

- Some food.

I know Chalmers wants you to be happy,

and we'll do the best we can.

Dad, it's for you.

Listen, you're not going. You're not going.

We're going to a movie.

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Alan Trustman

Alan Trustman (born December 16, 1930) is an American lawyer, screenwriter, pari-mutuel operator and currency trader. He is best known for writing the 1968 film, The Thomas Crown Affair, Bullitt, and They Call Me Mr. Tibbs!, in his movie career. more…

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