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
Serpico was shot in his face and operated on. He subsequently wakes up after the operation with his beard intact. The hospital would have shaved it to cure the injuries caused by a bullet trespassing his cheek. See more
Leslie is a mindfucker.
You gotta be kidding. I didn't know that. What's a mindfucker?
Well, it's a chick who digs intellectual types and super bright guys.
Oh, she's very perceptive.
Referenced in Punk Rock
E Lucevan le Stelle
Music by Giacomo Puccini
Performed by Giuseppe Di Stefano See more