“Fast & Furious 9,” set for a 2021 release, is the 10th installment in a franchise known for pushing the boundaries of car chases. But there has been a lot of technological innovation leading up to this point that originated in classic films like “The French Connection” and allowed for even more realistic and dynamic chases in newer films like “Baby Driver” and “Extraction.” In this episode of “Movies Insider,” we take a look at how the art of the car chase has evolved over eight decades in Hollywood, from the influential chase in “Bullitt” to the wild spectacles of the “Fast & Furious” franchise.
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Steve McQueen (Reuters) – The 1968 Ford Mustang GT that Steve McQueen drove in the classic car chase from the movie “Bullitt, one of the most famed cars from American cinema, sold for $3.4 million at auction in Florida on Friday, Mecum Auctions said.
What happened to the charger from Bullitt? According to the internet the real ones haven’t been found, and most aren’t even sure how many were used in the film. There are claims that one of the Chargers that doubled as a camera-car was found and restored. The car was restored and shown at SEMA in 2011 and the story broke out on Bring A Trailer in 2013.
What engine did the Charger have in Bullitt? 440 Cu.1968 Dodge Charger R/T 440, 4-Speed. “Bullitt Charger” from the Movie! Engine: 440 Cu.
Bill Hickman Why Bill Hickman is Hollywood’s greatest ever stunt driver. Three minutes or so in and following an atmospheric build – late-1960s San Francisco, the cars, Lalo Schifrin’s incomparable score – the man in the glasses driving the black Dodge Charger clicks his seat buckle on and suddenly spears left at an intersection.
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