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Better than Bullit


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I didn't like McQ upon the first viewing, but after seeing it a number of times I've come to enjoy it quite a bit. Bullitt IMHO is the MUCH better film, but I like the McQ chase scene (except for the end of it) almost as much as Bullitt's.

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the only reason i would say no is because of John Wayne's age.he was almost 30 years older than McQueen was as Bullitt.i wish he would have gotten into the genre earlier in his career,because he was actually pretty good at it.

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His age isn't a big deal. Most career cops are detectives in their 50's and 60's. They have years of experience. They aren't pretty and most don't have 28 inch waists, but they've worked thousands of cases (literally) and even faced down a bad guy a time or two.What they know and how they handle themselves replaces the fact that they no longer run a mile (if at all) under seven minutes.John Wayne might of been about seven years older than his character, but he wasn't incorrect to be playing a veteran detective. His persona was perfect.

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That's a hard one because I love Steve McQueen a tiny bit more than the Duke. But Bullit has that soundtrack that gives it the edge to me. This is an overtime type situation we got here.

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I think BULLITT is by far the better movie, but MCQ is a worthy companion to it.

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It is a worthy companion to Bullitt but I believe it is superior to Dirty Harry, and unlike many other films improves with each viewing. Eddie Albert is a far superior jerk to Robert Vaughn in Bullitt, (almost as good as he is in the Longest Yard)

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Nobody plays the slimy politician/bureaucrat type better than Robert Vaughn.



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