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Steve McQueen Foo Fighters' "There goes my hero,"

I stumbled across this video and really enjoyed it First time I saw it, but maybe old to you guys.

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Yeah, that's a cool one. Love the not-so-subtle Field of Dreams reference too. .

Seems like I read once there were two Bullitt cars used in the movie. One was a 289 C code used for most of the 'tame' scenes and one with the 390 used for all the stunt driving scenes.

McQueen did all his own stunt driving too.
One of my favorite scenes is during "The Great Escape" where he rides up the hill and jump the chain link fence with that motorcycle. Awesome!

-HD

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Great video. Steve Mcqueen did not do that jump though, it was done by Bud Ekins, he did not do because of insurance issues.

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Steve McQueen is cooler than everyone of us.

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Awesome, makes me want to buy a farm! :kooky:

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I'd guess most know that's the Mustang commercial Ford did for the debut of the '05. Paid the McQueen estate an undisclosed amount to be able to do it.

Can't find all info on it, but I seem to remember it was shown only once, during the Superbowl and I mentioned to those I was watching it with that I'd wager we'll never see it again.

McQueen was a Marine. Got in trouble several times early on, once fairly seriously when he shacked up with a girlfriend and went UA (unauthorized absense) for a couple weeks. He resisted arrest and spent over a month in the brig.

He decided to quit screwing around and serve properly. Was credited for saving the lives of a handful of guys during some type of experiment up in the arctic and later honorably discharged.

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Yeah, that's a cool one. Love the not-so-subtle Field of Dreams reference too. .

Seems like I read once there were two Bullitt cars used in the movie. One was a 289 C code used for most of the 'tame' scenes and one with the 390 used for all the stunt driving scenes.

McQueen did all his own stunt driving too.
One of my favorite scenes is during "The Great Escape" where he rides up the hill and jump the chain link fence with that motorcycle. Awesome!

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I seem to recall he had to play the part of the German soldier chasing him, too, since they could not find a stunt driver to match his skill level.
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Great video. Steve Mcqueen did not do that jump though, it was done by Bud Ekins, he did not do because of insurance issues.
Well... I'll be damned! I suppose you're right. I always thought it was him.
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