Sen. Walter Chalmers (Robert Vaughn) is aiming to take down a mob boss with the help of testimony from the criminal’s hothead brother, who is in protective custody in San Francisco under the watch of police Lt. Frank Bullitt (Steve McQueen). When a pair of mob hitmen enter the scene, “Bullitt” follows their trail through a maze of complications and double-crosses. The thriller includes one of the most famous car chases ever filmed — a jaw-dropping tour de force of action filmmaking. The Guardian writes: “Sure, there’s a fantastic car chase in it — one of the first, still one of the best — but Peter Yates’ first American movie is so much more than a duel on wheels. First off, it belongs in the esteemed company of ‘Greed,’ ‘Vertigo,’ ‘The Lineup,’ ‘Dirty Harry’ and ‘Zodiac’ as one of the finest movies set and shot in San Francisco, that most beguilingly cinematic of American cities. Secondly, it offers the distilled essence of Steve McQueen as an actor and icon at the pinnacle of his career.” "Bullitt" kicks off SLIFF Golden Anniversaries: 1968 program.