Officer Frank Serpico (Al Pacino) in Serpico (1973)
The sensitive, seen-it-all cop-as-crusader who stands alone in both conviction and dress sense. He likes a good time as much as the next guy, but he won’t take a bribe, even if a bullet in the face may be his only medal. Crucified for his convictions, he’s Jesus with a badge.
Beating up on a sleazebag before getting down to business at his typewriter.
Stake-out song of choice:
Bruce Springsteen – It’s Hard To Be A Saint In The City.