Serpico is a cop in the 1960s-early 1970s. Unlike all his colleagues, he refuses a share of the money that the cops routinely extort from local criminals. Nobody wants to work with Serpico, and he's in constant danger of being placed in life threatening positions by his "partners". Nothing seems to get done even when he goes to the highest of authorities. Despite the dangers he finds himself in, he still refuses to 'go with the flow', in the hope that one day, the truth will be known. Written by
Many of his fellow officers considered him the most dangerous man alive - An honest cop.
Did You Know?
The film ends with the words on the screen saying that Serpico is living somewhere in Switzerland. In fact, Frank Serpico discovered he didn't like Switzerland and returned to the U.S. As of 2015, he was living on a small farm in upstate N.Y., and working as a guest-lecturer at police academies across the United States. See more
As Frank Serpico is driving across the bridge in his Studebaker Lark to report for his first posting as a patrolman in 1960, many of the cars in the background are models from the mid-1960's to early 1970's. (This is true in many of the early street scenes as well.) See more
Who the fuck do you think you are, you son of a bitch? You think you have it bad just because those bastards won't play ball?
Referenced in The Missing Person
E Lucevan le Stelle
Music by Giacomo Puccini
Performed by Giuseppe Di Stefano See more