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 was shot in reverse order. Al Pacino
began with long hair and a beard, then for each scene, his hair and beard were trimmed bit by bit until he became clean-cut. See more
When Leslie tells Serpico that she loves him at the party, her lips aren't moving. See more
[feeling his gun as she's riding on the back of his motorcycle
What'ya need a gun for?
Didya ever hear of Barnum and Bailey?
Well, I'm their lion tamer.
Referenced in Stargate SG-1: Chimera
Aria di Rinuccio
Written by Gianni Schicchi
Performed by Al Pacino See more