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
When Leslie tells Serpico that she loves him at the party, her lips aren't moving. See more
Frank, let's face it, who can trust a cop that won't take money?
Referenced in The 24th Day
E Lucevan le Stelle
Music by Giacomo Puccini
Performed by Giuseppe Di Stefano See more