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
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
How come all your friends are on their way to bein' someone else?
Referenced in Final Jeopardy
E Lucevan le Stelle
Music by Giacomo Puccini
Performed by Giuseppe Di Stefano See more