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 ends with the words on the screen saying that Serpico is living somewhere in Switzerland. In fact, Frank Serpico discovered he didn't like Switzerland and returned to the U.S. As of 2015, he was living on a small farm in upstate N.Y., and working as a guest-lecturer at police academies across the United States. See more
During the shooting gallery scene, Frank and a few other cops are practicing their marksmanship. All the bays are full except for bay two, which has the shooters table up, to allow access to the gallery itself. In the reverse scene, the table is down. See more
You stupid fuck! You didn't know me? You fired without a warning, without a fucking brain in your head? Oh, shit. If I buy one, motherfucker, I ain't buying it from you.
Referenced in Miami Vice: Cool Runnin'
E Lucevan le Stelle
Music by Giacomo Puccini
Performed by Giuseppe Di Stefano See more