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 large cruise ship that is behind Serpico in the end credits is the S.S. France, which later was purchased by Norwiegian Cruise lines and re-named the S.S. Norway. She was first launched in 1960, and continued her career until about 2006, when she was sold, anchored off the coast of India, and slowly taken apart for scrap. 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
Kid on the street
You the new bagman? You prick. What happened to Rubello, you son of a bitch?
Referenced in Sabrina
Aria di Rinuccio
Written by Gianni Schicchi
Performed by Al Pacino See more