Yes. Interesting bit about Bill Hickman, the bad guy wheelman.What I especially like was that Steve McQueen did his own stunt driving.
A bit of trivia: That rooftop "where the girl was shot" atop a hotel, stands on the ground where the Old San Francisco Town Hall used to stand up until a year or two prior to the making of that Eastwood film.Captain Gyro said:There have been so many great movies filmed on those streets. I once found an online walking tour of scenes from Dirty Harry. From the roof top where the swimming girl was shot in the opening sequence, to the church, to the stadium...even down the alley where Harry climbs a trash can to peer in a window. Great movies, beautiful town.
I didn't know that, but I am not surprised. I know I wanted one bad, and finally found one in Warner Robins. It was light and comfortable (at least to a skinny 22 year old me) and I wish I still had it.Did you know that the upside down shoulder holster he wore really kick started Safariland's business?
I was doing a story there and the owner told me about it
Yeah, it has gone steadily down hill. The last good thing to come out of there was some of the music from the late sixties...and it floated out on a cloud of strangely scented smoke.Don't hold your breath
Steve did most of the riding and easily could have pulled off the big jump, but the studio wouldn't let him, so his longtime friend Bud Elkins did the jump. Elkins was also one of the stunt drivers in the Bullit Mustang; again, McQueen wasn't allowed to do everything.I've got one of my S&W 36 in an upside down shoulder rig.
McQueen did his own motorcycle stunts in "The Great Escape." He loved speed more than acting.
I do miss sailing in the SF bay, fantastic sailing. Sailed up to see the USS Iowa when she was mothballed at Suisun Bay, that was cool.Sometimes as I've walked the streets of San Francisco on a layover, I've imagined the Charger going airborne at the top of some hill, then crashing back down on it's suspension just as the Mustang launches off the same intersection right behind it. Screeching turns on two wheels, smoking tires, screaming engines, hard shifts...you can practically see and hear it all in your mind.
There have been so many great movies filmed on those streets. I once found an online walking tour of scenes from Dirty Harry. From the roof top where the swimming girl was shot in the opening sequence, to the church, to the stadium...even down the alley where Harry climbs a trash can to peer in a window. Great movies, beautiful town.
Hope it returns to sanity one day.
Well, I just recently obtained the special 2 DVD set of "BULLITT"I had forgotten how good this flick is.
Highly recommended if you haven't seen it in a while.
Takes me back...