Just How Many Hubcaps Were Lost in the Chase Scene from "Bullitt"?
10 minutes, 53 seconds. That’s how long the iconic car chase through San Fransisco lasts in the Steve McQueen classic, Bullitt. It was one of the earliest examples we can think of where a car chase was given that much screen time, and taken to such artistic and authentic heights. Many may argue the French Connection or Italian Job for their car chases, but neither hold a candle to the grittiness of Bullitt’s nearly 11-minute chase scene. It combines one of the great actors of the day in McQueen, with two greats of the car industry; the Ford Mustang GT and Dodge Charger R/T. RELATED: See more images of the 1968 Ford Mustang from Bullitt
But you’ll notice that a lot of hubcaps went flying in the scene. But McQueen’s car doesn’t have hubcaps—only the Charger has them. And yet we see way more than four hubcaps go flying across the screen throughout the chase. To explain just where all of these hubcaps came from, our friends over at BestRide put together this funny infographic explaining this typically 1960s break in filmmaking continuity.
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The film Bullitt, and its famous chase scene may hold up over time, but trust us—now that you’re aware of the hubcap snafu, you’ll never be able to un-see it when watching this film.
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