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.
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Shot on 104 different locations in every borough of New York City except Staten Island. See more
At beginning, at the hospital after Serpico had been shot, NYPD Lieutenant (Judd Hirsch) salutes Chief Sidney Green when Green is dressed in business attire. NYPD members only salute superior officers in uniform. 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 Last Action Hero
Aria di Rinuccio
Written by Gianni Schicchi
Performed by Al Pacino See more