Of all the excellent car chases in cinema history, the Dodge Charger vs. Ford Mustang battle in Steve McQueen's Bullit may be the most recreated. Now it looks like the crew from the TV show Alcatraz has tried its hand at paying homage to the hubcap slinging sequence. According to local news station KTVU Channel 2, the new FOX series recently spent hours on San Francisco's Bay and Larkin streets in an attempt to painstakingly replicate each legendary scene using modern interpretations of the famous bruisers in the 1968 film. The final product will be part of the Alcatraz season finale, set to air on March 26.

We've seen the Bullit chase replicated for questionable music videos and with stop-motion animation, but this is the first time in recent memory a TV show has tackled putting Mopar power against the now iconic Highland Green Mustang. Alcatraz is the brainchild of executive producer J.J. Abrams, and features three investigators as they look into why 302 of Alcatraz prison's most foul prisoners and guards have suddenly reappeared in modern-day San Francisco. If you're interested, check your local listings for air times.


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      JayP
      • 2 Years Ago
      BULLIT-T-. I know this is an AOL blog but damn... give a crap and proof it!
      Felix
      • 2 Years Ago
      My girlfriend and I were in San Francisco in January and rented a Ford Mustang convertible. We ended up being "chased" by a Dodge Challenger on Lombard St. This was our recreation of Bullitt: http://bit.ly/ypK3vs
      Andre Neves
      • 2 Years Ago
      Uh why? The original is just fine thank you very much.
        Andre Neves
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Andre Neves
        Won't ever see the original? Um, it's not like it has disappeared off the face of the earth. In fact, I saw it for the millionth time on Netflix a couple months ago. 99% when someone attempts to remake something iconic in a modern way, it usually fails.
        Marc Swankhuizen
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Andre Neves
        Why not? How many won't ever see the original? And who doesn't want to watch a modern Charger face off against a modern Mustang?
      Glynn Hadskey
      • 2 Years Ago
      I dought the modern machinery parts. The main character drive a classic green fastback on the show.
      diffrunt
      • 2 Years Ago
      Bullit stang front suspension was replaced with something strong enough to survive the abuse.
      3waygeek
      • 2 Years Ago
      Will they go so far as to replicate the Charger's disappearing/reappearing hubcaps?