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?
When Serpico's next-door neighbor Laurie (Barbara Eda-Young
) sees him listening to opera music in his garden she asks, "Is that Björling?" Frank says, "It's Di Stefano." Both references were to operatic tenors Jussi Björling
and Giuseppe Di Stefano
, legendary singers from Sweden and Italy. See more
As the camera angle changes in the breakup scene with Laurie, Frank's hands change position. See more
How come all your friends are on their way to bein' someone else?
E Lucevan le Stelle
Music by Giacomo Puccini
Performed by Giuseppe Di Stefano See more