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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[discussing the bribe money while eating lobster
Things like this were common practice in the bad old days. Hard to believe it's still going on.
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Aria di Rinuccio
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