Location: Redstone Theater
Dir. Peter Yates. 1968, 114 mins. DCP. In English. With Steve McQueen, Jacqueline Bisset, and Robert Vaughn. Working with star Steve McQueen, who had once dreamed of being a professional racecar driver and had the moves to have made it, British-import director Yates (The Friends of Eddie Coyle) revolutionized the cinematic car chase with a heart-stopping sequence of a Mustang and Charger, both V8-charged, tearing up and down the hills of San Francisco at speeds in excess of 100 mph. McQueen plays the unflappable S.F. police detective of the title, tasked with safeguarding witness Bisset from mob shooters while contending with meddling, ambitious bureaucrat Vaughn, in this seductive white-knuckler, in which Lalo Schifrin’s stellar score lets up only for the under-the-hood music of the muscle car madness.
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