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?
Associate Producer Roger Rothstein
gave Sidney Lumet
high marks as "a tremendously organized director" who was able to motivate everyone to do as many as 35 set-ups in a single day. 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
Say it isn't so, Serpico.
Referenced in Robson Arms: Gila Monster
Aria di Rinuccio
Written by Gianni Schicchi
Performed by Al Pacino See more