Forty-two years ago Peter Yates’ gritty police drama became a cult classic as the King of Cool, Steve McQueen, pilots a 1968 Ford Mustang GT (390) through the streets of San Francisco. It’s the chase scene. Tonight 35 years after the Mustang GT cemented its legend by out dueling a 1968 Dodge Charger in Bullitt, Fox will attempt to recreate the magic tonight on their hit TV drama, Alcatraz.
For the two-hour season finale of the hit FOX TV series Alcatraz (airing tonight at 8 p.m. ET/PT), executive producers J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Jennifer Johnson, Daniel Pyne and Jack Bender have reimagined that legendary sequence. In the series, San Francisco detective Rebecca Madsen (series star Sarah Jones) tracks down inmates who mysteriously disappeared from the maximum security prison when it closed nearly half a century ago and are now reappearing in contemporary San Francisco.
Which car do you think was cooler blasting through San Francisco, the 1968 or the 2013 Mustang or Charger?