Highly influential 1968 cop movie set in San Francisco
. Steve McQueen
stars as the eponymous Lt. Frank Bullitt, a TV dinner-eating, workaday Cowboy Cop
(in fact, the Ur Example
of this trope) who goes after the Mafia
hit men who killed a witness he was protecting.
Best known for a legendary, nearly-ten-minute Chase Scene
in which McQueen, largely eschewing stunt men, famously drove a certain green Mustang
all over San Francisco in pursuit of two bad guys in a black Dodge Charger. Also one of the first chase scenes filmed with cars at full speed instead of using sped-up film as a cheat.
Bullitt provides examples of the following tropes: