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.
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The production budget was in the $2.5-3 million range. See more
At the apartment raid, Serpico is shown armed with an automatic sidearm, possibly a 9mm. However Frank Serpico has stated that this is incorrect and that he was carrying his trusty Smith & Wesson snub-nose .38 special as he always was (and the other officers were; this is a favorite of plainclothes and undercover officers as it is more easily concealed and drawn.) See more
How long have you been with the BCI now, Serpico?
All my life.
That's long enough to know how we do things.
Barto, it's not just that.
[in a sarcastic tone
You don't like me!
BCI never had a weirdo cop before.
Barto, stop buggin' me!
E Lucevan le Stelle
Music by Giacomo Puccini
Performed by Giuseppe Di Stefano See more