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Referenced in 

The Kiss Off (1968)
The title is advertised on a marquee.
Once You Kiss a Stranger... (1969)
Carol Lynley's '68 Mercury convertible has California license number "JJZ 109"; the same as Steve McQueen's '67 Mustang in "Bullitt".
Once Upon a Body (1969)
Advertised on a marquee.
Scooby Doo, Where Are You!: Mystery Mask Mix-Up (1970) (TV Episode)
The car chase sequence through San Fransisco's Chinatown.
Dirty Harry (1971)
McQueen based his performance on real life cop David Toschi, who the writers of Dirty Harry based their lead character on.
What's Up, Doc? (1972)
The beginning of the chase scene is clear homage to the beginning of the iconic chase scene in Bullitt, complete with hubcaps flying off the cars.
Day for Night (1973)
Jacqueline Bisset's character in Day For Night is referenced as that actress in that movie with the car chase.
McQ (1974)
Car chase scene.
Cannonball! (1976)
Hooper (1978)
Time After Time (1979)
Cab ride to Hyatt deliberately spoofs the famous Bullitt car chase.
Roadgames: A Lecture by Richard Franklin, Barbi Taylor, and Brian May, 20 November (1981) (Video)
This film is referred to in relation to chase sequences.
La balance (1982)
Mentioned during a questioning
The Man from Majorca (1984)
After the car chase, Jarnebring says to the driver: "Who do you think you are, Bullitt?"
Charade (1984) (Short)
Going Undercover (1985)
Mentioned during car chase.
St. Elsewhere: Resurrection (1987) (TV Episode)
When driving like a lunatic, Elliot's customer refers to Steve McQueen and Bullitt (1968).
Full House: The Big Three-O (1987) (TV Episode)
Danny calls his car 'Bullitt'
The Presidio (1988)
The police chase in the beginning in the movie.
Highway to Heaven: The Squeaky Wheel (1989) (TV Episode)
The track "The Chase" can be heard when Wayne Secrest is looking for the thugs who attacked him.
At the Movies: Old Gringo/The Girl in a Swing/An Innocent Man/Drugstore Cowboy (1989) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "An Innocent Man" review.
The Flash: Be My Baby (1991) (TV Episode)
Barry owns the film on LaserDisc.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gamera vs. Gaos (1991) (TV Episode)
Joel: "Steve McQueen is 'Bullitt.'"
The Simpsons: Separate Vocations (1992) (TV Episode)
The car chase scene with Snake is a reference to the iconic car chase in "Bullitt".
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Human Duplicators (1992) (TV Episode)
Crow: "This isn't exactly 'Bullitt,' is it?"
True Romance (1993)
Clarence says "We now return to "Bullitt," already in progress." as he speeds off in his cadillac.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Mitchell (1993) (TV Episode)
Crow: This makes Driving Miss Daisy look like Bullitt.
Red Line (1995) (Video)
Chad McQueen drives the same kind of Mustang his dad Steve McQueen drove.
Heat (1995)
Foot chase in an airport.
The Rock (1996)
At the Movies: The Rock/Heavy/The Phantom/Homage/Ma Saison Preferee (1996) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "The Rock" review.
Rederiet: Ett nytt Freja (1997) (TV Episode)
Micki says he loves Steve McQueen and asks Anna if she's seen this or Papillon (1973), then he says there's a gangster in this who is just like Uno
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Hobgoblins (1998) (TV Episode)
"Bullitt....now for seinors"
Hetty Wainthropp Investigates: Mind over Muscle (1998) (TV Episode)
Poster hanging in Janet's apartment
Hetty Wainthropp Investigates: Blood Relations (1998) (TV Episode)
Poster on Janet's wall
West Beirut (1998)
Where's Marlowe? (1998)
movie camera used for movie mentioned
Eddie Izzard: Dress to Kill (1999) (Video)
Eddie Izzard references Bullitt when talking about Steve McQueen and The Great Escape.
Driver (1999) (Video Game)
Superstar (1999)
Metallica: I Disappear (2000) (Video)
References a sequence in Bullitt in which James Hetfield is driving a car down a San Francisco hill in a chase sequence identical to Steve McQueen.
Scenes of the Crime (2001)
Poster is in Lenny's apartment, and he discusses McQueen's role with Berg.
Grand Theft Auto III (2001) (Video Game)
UC: Undercover: Teddy C (2002) (TV Episode)
The movie is mentioned in this episode.
Fanalysis (2002) (Short)
You see a picture of Steve McQueen in Bullitt.
Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002)
The director Kaos said that this film was one of many templates in the film's development.
Kourastika na skotono tous agapitikous sou (2002)
A poster can be seen in the police officer's appartment.
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
When Frank starts working for the FBI there's a scene with him walking home with groceries wearing a black turtleneck and trenchcoat bearing a resemblance to Steve McQueen in Bullitt.
Fastlane: Dogtown (2003) (TV Episode)
The boys gift the car from the movie to their boss.
A Decade Under the Influence (2003)
mentioned in documentary
The Twilight Zone: Homecoming (2003) (TV Episode)
Rob refers to it as "a helluva movie."
2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
At the drag race in the beginning, people are calling Paul "Bullitt".
S.W.A.T. (2003)
The Making of 'The Italian Job' (2003) (Video)
The Producers wanted the Bullet Director Originally
Crash Course (2003) (Video)
mentioned once
Mannen som log (2003) (TV Mini-Series)
Wallander says that when he started as a police he might have had a small dream to become like Steve McQueen in Bullitt
Twisted (2004)
Jessica Shepherd driving a jet black Mustang.
City of Heroes (2004) (Video Game)
Detective Sluggitt in Skyway City.
Top Gear: £100 Car Challenge (2004) (TV Episode)
Car chase mentioned by Richard and end scene by Jeremy later on
Entourage: The Scene (2004) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
EastEnders: Episode dated 27 September 2004 (2004) (TV Episode)
Billy asks, "What film does Dennis think has the best action sequence?". Zoe says "Bullit". The correct answer is French Connection.
The Burly Man Chronicles (2004) (Video)
mentioned once in extended version
42nd Street Forever! Volume 1: Horror on 42nd Street (2004) (Video)
The title is mentioned in "The House of Missing Girls" trailer.
Arrested Development: Hand to God (2005) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Michael
Aurora Borealis (2005)
Kate tells Duncan, that nobody is going to mess with a girl, that is carrying a [video] copy of "Bullitt" with Steve McQueen...
Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story (2005) (Video)
The car chase between Stewie and his future self in San Francisco is a reference to Bullitt. This is also mentioned in the commentary.
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.7 (2005) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "Filmographies" category
Batman: The Tumbler (2005) (Video)
mentioned once
Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005)
Poster is visible in several scenes
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.197 (2006) (TV Episode)
correct response in "'B' Movies" category
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.213 (2006) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "Movie-Mobiles" category
Guy Hamilton: The Director Speaks (2006) (Video)
Top Gear: The Boys Build a Caterham (2006) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Steve Coogan
Gilmore Girls: 'S Wonderful, 'S Marvelous (2006) (TV Episode)
Lorelai compares Christopher's new car to Steve McQueen's car in "Bullitt."
Clarkson: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly (2006) (Video)
Mentioned when driving the Ford Mustang
Dead & Deader (2006) (TV Movie)
mentioned by film geek girl
Zodiac (2007)
Robert Graysmith and Paul Avery talk about this film.
Top Gear: Episode #9.6 (2007) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during the Mustang segment
Grindhouse (2007)
The license plate number on one of Stuntman Mike's cars, JJZ-109, is taken directly from the license plate number seen in 'Bullitt'.
Death Proof (2007)
The license plate number on one of Stuntman Mike's cars, JJZ-109, is taken directly from the license plate number seen in Bullitt.
Then She Found Me (2007)
Bernice recalls seeing the film at a drive-in
This Is Zodiac (2007) (Video)
Mentioned by a character within Zodiac.
Johnny Gaddaar (2007)
Theme from Bullitt is used in the movie as an homage to Bullitt
The Kite Runner (2007)
Referenced by name
The Hot Rods of Death Proof (2007) (Video)
'Hot Fuzz': The Fuzzball Rally (2007) (Video)
mentioned once
Zodiac Deciphered (2008) (Video)
Mentioned by James Vanderbilt.
Pale Blue Balloons (2008)
'Pale Blue Balloons' plays a song from 'Bullitt' during a similarly shot car chase.
Psych: Black and Tan: A Crime of Fashion (2008) (TV Episode)
Shawn hypothesizes that Henry has "been invited to a very special screening of 'Bullitt.'"
The 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008) (TV Special)
Renee Zellweger said it was a Best Film Editing winner
Countdown: Desguace Jiménez, 18:10 horas (2008) (TV Episode)
Poster of the movie hangs in Corso's apartment.
A Bird in the Bush (2008)
A sexy variation of the Bullitt theme song plays as Carla James walks by.
Psych: Disco Didn't Die. It Was Murdered! (2008) (TV Episode)
The scene with Gus pursuing the SUV is done in a similar style as the famous car chase scenes from the 1968 movie Bullit. Gus' car even loses a wheel cover without it being missing in the following scenes, a nod to the fact that this continuity error occurs often in the course of the movie.
Public Enemies: The Golden Age of the Gangster Film (2008) (TV Movie)
A film poster is shown.
Hollywood Mouth (2008)
Frank Bullitt's car is shown.
Race to Witch Mountain (2009)
Jack says that he wants the car featured in "Bullit". Later, in the scene during the end credits, he gets it.
NCIS: Dead Reckoning (2009) (TV Episode)
DiNozzo: "Haven't you ever seen Bullitt?"
Trauma: Pilot (2009) (TV Episode)
Reuben says he drives like Steve McQueen in Bullitt
The Mentalist: Red Bulls (2009) (TV Episode)
Jane refers to Bosco as "Bullitt."
General Hospital: Episode #1.11963 (2009) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Being Human: Serve God, Love Me and Mend (2010) (TV Episode)
image of Steve McQueen from poster
Lost: Recon (2010) (TV Episode)
Sawyer mentions it
NCIS: Guilty Pleasure (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by McCadden
NCIS: One Last Score (2011) (TV Episode)
title, car chase referenced
Hollywood's Top Ten: Cool Cars (2011) (TV Episode)
Honorable mention
Driver: San Francisco (2011) (Video Game)
Misson "Bite The Bullet" with objective "Goal: A Classic Chase....THE Classic Chase!"
Wheeler Dealers: Dodge Charger (2011) (TV Episode)
Mike makes reference of one of the car's movie appearance
Top Gear: At the Movies (2011) (Video)
Pawn Stars: Patriot Games (2011) (TV Episode)
A male customer wants to sell a poster from this movie and Corey Harrison mentions this movie by name
Alcatraz: Tommy Madsen (2012) (TV Episode)
The car chase in this episode is a recreation of the car chase including the multiple appearances of a green volkswagen beetle.
Pawn Stars: Bullitt Proof (2012) (TV Episode)
Title reference, plus there's a car in the episode similar to the one Steve McQueen drove in the movie.
Cloud Atlas (2012)
Luisa Rey walks by both a 1967 Ford Mustang and a 1968 Dodge Charger, both of which appear in Bullitt. The Mustang in this film is a year older than Bullitt's but the reference is still quite clear
Starring Adam West (2013)
A photo of Steve McQueen as he appeared from this movie was shown when discussing actors that were unknown in the 50's but eventually became famous.
Warehouse 13: The Big Snag (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Cinema Snob: The Legend of the Lone Ranger (2013) (TV Episode)
Bill Fraker worked on this movie as a cinematographer
Suits: I Want You to Want Me (2013) (TV Episode)
Harvey references a scene from Bullitt
Shameless: Strangers on a Train (2014) (TV Episode)
Seen on DVD
In Order of Disappearance (2014)
The Count's father had the nickname, "Bullitt"
WatchMojo: Top 10 Actors Recreated with Special Effects (2014) (TV Episode)
Steve McQueen, who was recreated for the Ford Mustang ad, gets an honorable mention.
Consolation Prize (2014) (Short)
"Consolation Prize" features an exact replica of the 1968 Mustang GT 390 that Steve McQueen drove in the film "Bullitt." The main character in "Consolation Prize" refers to the film and the car and there is a fantasy sequence featuring the car.
Christian Mingle (2014)
Gwyneth mentions the film during the De Bona pitch.
Play It Again, Dick: Episode #1.5 (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Hollywood Mouth 2 (2014)
diorama of crash scene is shown.
Captain Sharif: Désaccords majeurs (2015) (TV Episode)
poster in Cherif's office
Captain Sharif: Bonheur à Vendre (2015) (TV Episode)
poster in Cherif's office
Captain Sharif: Au feu (2015) (TV Episode)
poster in Cherif's office
Ryuzo and the Seven Henchmen (2015)
Poster seen above Mac's bed
Perfect Match (2015) (TV Movie)
Adam mentions the movie by name.
Jay Leno's Garage: The Driving Force (2015) (TV Episode)
Jay and John Hennessey talk about the film
Blue Bloods: The Bullitt Mustang (2015) (TV Episode)
The Mustang driven by Steve McQueen in the movie is stolen
Tomorrow (2015)
Mélanie refers to its iconic chase sequence when introducing San Francisco.
Jay Leno's Garage: Design of the Times (2015) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions the car from the film
The Phenom (2016)
Hopper Sr. mentions Frank Bullitt in dialogue.
Graduation (2016)
Romeo is called as detective Bullitt in one scene
Sing (2016)
Johnny's car racing to the theater references Bullitt.
Good Girls Revolt: Dateline (2016) (TV Episode)
The Grand Tour: Happy Finnish Christmas (2016) (TV Episode)
Hammond says he feels like Steve McQueen in his Mustang.
Die schlechtesten Filme aller Zeiten: Macho Man (2017) (TV Episode)
Kalkofe said that the car chase is a hommage to French Connection or Bullit
Spielberg (2017) (TV Movie)
Mentioned in New Hollywood montage.
Stockholm (2018)
Several references about "Bullitt" are made throughout this film, including when the bank robber specifically requests a "Mustang Boss 302" just like the car Steve McQueen drives in Bullitt."
Jay Leno's Garage: Movie Cars (2018) (TV Episode)
poster and stills shown; Jay discusses the chase scene and drives a 2019 Mustang Bullitt and the original 1968 GT 390 movie car
Jay Leno's Garage: Rebels (2018) (TV Episode)
Jay says that Steve McQueen drove a Mustang in the film
Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)
Paying homage to chasing each other all around San Francisco
Midnight Screenings: Bullitt (2018) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Bob's Burgers: I Bob Your Pardon (2018) (TV Episode)
Gene compliments Bob's driving abilities by calling him "Steve McQueen"
Ófærð: Episode #2.1 (2018) (TV Episode)
Movie poster appears on the wall of the burger joint
Hollywood Mouth 3 (2018)
Frank Bullitt's Mustang is shown.
The First 48: Spree Killer (2019) (TV Episode)
poster inside homicide squad office
All the Tired Horses
References to the car chase scene in Bullitt starring Steve McQueen inspired choices for the film and the chase scene is considered amongst the most iconic, most authentic car chases in film history. Bullitt drove a 1968 Ford Mustang 390 GT 2+2 Fastback, while the other main car, shown was a 1968 Dodge Charger 440 Magnum.

Featured in 

Dealing: Or the Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues (1972)
After Susan drives Peter to the airport, the chase sceen from Bullitt in which Frank Bullitt runs after the villain on the tarmac at the San Fransisco International Airport is shown. The film then cuts back to Peter seated in a commercial airplane, watching the film on a screen.
The Olsen Gang Runs Amok (1973)
The sounds Egon hears in the movie theater, are taken straight from the scene in Bullitt, when the officer gets shot in the apartment of the witness
Precious Images (1986) (Short)
Steve McQueen: Man on the Edge (1990) (Video)
clips shown
At the Movies: Tom Cruise: The Star Next Door (1990) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown of movies, including this one, that feature stars that Gene Siskel compares to Tom Cruise.
U.S. Marshals (1998)
The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing (2004)
Clip included; editing analysed.
La noche de...: Training Day (2005) (TV Episode)
clips shown - goofs
Steve McQueen: The Essence of Cool (2005) (TV Movie)
excerpt shown
Best! Movies! Ever!: Chases (2007) (TV Episode)
clips featured to illustrate the best movie chase scenes
Cinemassacre's Top 10 Car Chases (2008) (Short)
The #3 pick.
Hierarchy (2009)
This movie plays on a TV
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Fast & Furious/Adventureland/Sugar (2009) (TV Episode)
Footage shown when referenced
Hollywood's Hottest Car Chases (2010) (TV Movie)
Discussed and clips shown in part 1.
Great Movie Mistakes 2: The Sequel (2011) (TV Movie)
Clips of mistakes shown
These Amazing Shadows (2011)
Clips from this film are shown in These Amazing Shadows.
Game One: Driver: San Francisco, Warhammer 40k: Space Marine (2011) (TV Episode)
'Bullit' and 'The Driver' get mentioned as spirital fathers to the first Driver game with clips from each
WatchMojo: Top 10 Greatest Car Chases in Movies (2013) (TV Episode)
The Mustang Chase is #1.
Count It Down: Coolest Movie Characters (2013) (TV Movie)
Frank Bullitt is #8.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Male Movie Cops (2013) (TV Episode)
Frank Bullitt is #9.
Sound of Cinema: The Music That Made the Movies: Pop Goes the Soundtrack (2013) (TV Episode)
clips shown and title/theme music discussed
The Final Payoff (2013)
Markos watches it on television.
Brows Held High: Shame (2013) (TV Episode)
clip shown when Oancitizen thinks he's talking about Steve McQueen the actor
1,001 Movies You Must See (Before You Die) (2014) (Short)
Chase sequence
Need for Speed (2014)
Shown at drive in theater.
Missing Reel: Car Chase Pictures (2014) (TV Episode)
Trailer is shown
I Am Steve McQueen (2014)
film clips
TCM Guest Programmer: William Friedkin (2014) (TV Episode)
One of the films selected by the co-host
WatchMojo: Top 10 Coolest Movie Characters (2014) (TV Episode)
Frank Bullitt gets an honorable mention.
TCM Guest Programmer: Jeff Garlin (2014) (TV Episode)
One of the films selected by the co-host
WatchMojo: Top 10 Badass Movie Drivers (2015) (TV Episode)
Frank Bullitt is #4.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies for Car Enthusiasts (2016) (TV Episode)
Bullitt is #3.
Steve McQueen: American Icon (2017)
Clips shown
Jay Leno's Garage: Movie Cars (2018) (TV Episode)
clips of the chase scene
TCM Guest Programmer: Fan Dedications (2019) (TV Episode)
One of the films selected by the co-host
WatchMojo: Top 10 Car Stunts in Movies (2018) (TV Episode)
The Mustang Chase is #3.

Spoofed in 

Brewster McCloud (1970)
The character Frank Shaft spoofs Frank Bullitt; he is from San Francisco, dresses similarly and clashes with a politican over a murder investigation. He is later involved in a car chase which largely imitates the one in Bullitt.
The Seven-Ups (1973)
When Nature Calls (1985)
Evil Dead II (1987)
The Dead Pool (1988)
Futurama: Bendin' in the Wind (2001) (TV Episode)
The car chase is a spoof of the one in Bullitt. On top of that, as a subtle reference, the van loses 5 hubcaps just like the bad guys' Dodge Charger in the film.
Son of the Mask (2005)
Charger vs Mustang
Death by Death (2010) (Short)
A bullet files across the title during the opening credits' title card, kind of like in Bullitt.
Archer: The Kanes (2015) (TV Episode)
This episode's chase scene is an homage to the famous scene in Bullitt, including the same type of cars
Four Against the Bank (2016)
Title is referenced as 'Bullet'.

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