Bullitt: Everett Collection
EW Staff
June 06, 2003 AT 04:00 AM EDT

See the car chase scene in ”Bullitt”

Five years after his famous motorcycle chase in The Great Escape, Steve McQueen steers his Mustang fastback through what many fans consider the standard-setter for all car chase scenes. Hard-boiled cop Frank Bullitt (McQueen) races the bad guys’ Dodge Charger up and down the vertiginous streets of San Francisco at speeds of up to 110 mph in a sequence that helped earn the movie an Oscar for its innovative editing. (Still, the sharp-eyed will spot continuity goofs, like a frequently reappearing green VW Beetle, or the six hubcaps that fall off the Charger’s wheels.)

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