Philip D'Antoni (Born February 19, 1929 in New York, NY), is a film producer, known for the groundbreaking, memorable car chases in his dramatic police thrillers Bullitt (1968), The French Connection (1971), and The Seven-Ups (1973).
He produced Bullitt in 1968. In 1973 he was the Director/Producer of The Seven-Ups. After The Seven-Ups, D'Antoni, who held the rights to French Connection II and Gerald Walker's novel, Cruising, eschewed feature filmmaking and turned his attention to television production where he enjoyed a lucrative contract with NBC.
D'Antoni's crime dramas are characterized by a cold, gritty, "street" perspective with documentary style, often filmed during the bleak New York winter months, and offer the viewer a realistic and often dangerous sense of being an insider, as opposed to using glamorous locations or produced sets.
D'Antoni's television production credits include:
- Elizabeth Taylor in London (1963)
- Sophia Loren in Rome (1964)
- The Connection (1973)
- Mr. Inside/Mr. Outside (1974)
- In Tandem (1974; pilot film for Movin' On)
- Movin' On (1974)
- Strike Force (1975)
- Shark Kill (1976)
D'Antoni is married to Ruth D'Antoni [Wiederecht].