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Frank Sidebottom The Home of the Retrospective


A nostalgic (but not blindly nostalgic) look back at some cult and classic movies. Are they worth checking out once you take off the rose-tinted glasses? Find out in this retrospective section.

Bullitt (1968) directed by Peter Yates and starring Steve McQueen

This police thriller, also starring Jacqueline Bisset and famous for its iconic car chase, has been diminished by being endlessly copied and superseded since.

Bullitt Steve McQueen and Robert Vaughn

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Assault on Precinct 13 (1976) directed by John Carpenter

This low-budget modern-day remake of Rio Bravo served as a blueprint for both the director's later films and some more recent entries in the wider action genre.

Assault on Precinct 13

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