Bullitt (1968): Violence, Profanity, Rating

Violence and Blood
Although Bonnie and Clyde popularized the use of squibs to simulate gunshot wounds a year earlier, this was one of the first films to incorporate them with blood packets.
In the first scenes, when the guy is leaving the garage, you can notice, just as the credits run, McQueen’s green Jaguar D-type parked in the garage.
Despite the implications of his name, Bullitt doesn’t use his gun until the climax.
Body Count: six.
After Clint Eastwood’s Magnum Force and including this movie, Suzanne Somers would play a murder victim in two tough guy cult films.
Profane Language:
Bullitt’s one time mention of the word “Bullshit” is one of the first uses of a strong profanity in a mainstream Hollywood studio production after the demise of the Hayes production code several years before.

However, Bullitt was not the first major film to use the word “bullshit.” That distinction belongs to Richard Brooks’ In Cold Blood, made a year earlier.

Bullitt was originally rated M, but it was later rereleased in theaters and on DVD & Blu-Ray with a PG-rating. This is one of the earliest films to be rated by the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America).