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San Francisco movie locations from classic films

San Francisco movie locations from classic films

Bullitt (1968)

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  Can a San Francisco movie location site in all good conscience omit Bullitt?  Certainly not this one.

The Movie

  Bullitt was released October 17, 1968, shot almost entirely on location in San  Francisco.  The stars of the movie were Steve McQueen, Jacqueline Bisset,   a Mustang 390 GT (actually two) and a Dodge Charger 440 Magnum.  The  famous car chase, filmed without special effects over a two week period in April 1968, is the  centerpiece of the movie.

 The Story 

  Police detective Lieutenant Frank Bullitt (McQueen) is assigned on behalf of city prosecutor Walter Chalmers (a humorless Robert Vaughn) to protect an important police witness in an investigation of the mob.  The witness flies in from Chicago and is taken to a safe house.  When mob hitmen blow the witness away, Bullitt comes under attack himself in a thrilling car chase that traverses the length and breadth of the city, and beyond.

    (Watch the trailer)

The Locations -

  1. Escape From The Mob   Basement level of the 450 Sutter Medical Building garage  ---  Garage exit in Chelsea Place off Bush Street between Stockton and Powell.
  2. Hotel   Mark Hopkins Hotel, Nob Hill
  3. Phone Kiosks   next to Hotel Stratford, 242 Powell Street, Union Square
  4. Chalmer's Residence   2700 Vallejo Street at Divisadero, Pacific Heights.
  5. Daniels Hotel   226 Embarcadero, near Howard
  6. Cathy's Office   1620 Montgomery Street, Telegraph Hill
  7. Coffee Cantata   2026 Union Street near Webster, Cow Hollow
  8. Hospital   San Francisco General, 1001 Potrero Avenue
  9. Bullitt's Apartment   1153 Taylor Street at Clay, Nob Hill
  10. Church   Grace Cathedral, Taylor and California, Nob Hill
  11. Enrico's Restaurant   504 Broadway at Kearny
  12. Car Wash   Bayshore Blvd at Marin Street near the Highway 101 Cesar Chavez exit
  13. Car Chase - Highlights   Potrero Hill  ---  North Beach  ---  Russian Hill  ---  San Bruno Mountain State Park  ---  Brisbane
  14. Car Chase - Complete   Bernal Heights  ---  Potrero Hill  ---  North Beach  ---  Russian Hill  ---  Marina  ---  McLaren Park  ---  San Bruno Mountain State Park  ---  Brisbane
  15. Murder At The Thunderbolt Hotel   Clarion Hotel, 401 E. Millbrae Avenue, Millbrae
  16. Hall Of Justice   Ambulance Entrance at the Hall Of Justice, Harriet Street at Ahern Way
  17. Showdown At The Airport   San Francisco International Airport


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