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 and Lombardo rapidly descend a shaky metal fire escape system without making a sound or alerting the lookout man, who only notices them when they fall to the pavement beside him. See more
I own a sheep dog.
Sheep dogs have been in my family... for sixteen generations! Dating back to the Borgias...
The family crest... is the image of a sheep dog, pissing into a gondola.
Referenced in NCIS: Los Angeles: Chinatown
E Lucevan le Stelle
Music by Giacomo Puccini
Performed by Giuseppe Di Stefano See more