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?
Woodie King Jr.
was originally cast as a hoodlum but broke his leg while filming a chase scene. He was replaced but returned to the set two months later to play Leslie's friend, Larry, in the party scene. See more
Near the end of the film, when Serpico is firing his high capacity semi-automatic pistol at the firing range, we neither see nor hear any empty shell cases being ejected from the gun after each shot. See more
You know what they say, don't you? If you love a man's garden, you gotta love the man!
Referenced in L.A. Confidential
E Lucevan le Stelle
Music by Giacomo Puccini
Performed by Giuseppe Di Stefano See more