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Serpico ()


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An honest New York cop named Frank Serpico blows the whistle on rampant corruption in the force only to have his comrades turn against him.

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Serpico
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Sidney Green
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Tom Keough
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Captain McClain
Barbara Eda-Young ...
Laurie (as Barbara eda-Young)
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Leslie
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Bob Blair
John Medici ...
Pasquale
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D.A. Tauber
Norman Ornellas ...
Rubello
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Lombardo (as Ed Grover)
Albert Henderson ...
Peluce (as Al Henderson)
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Malone
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Joey
Joseph Bova ...
Potts (as Joe Bova)
Gene Gross ...
Captain Tolkin
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Waterman
Woodie King Jr. ...
Larry (as Woodie King)
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Steiger (as James Tolkin)
Ed Crowley ...
Barto
Bernard Barrow ...
Palmer
Sal Carollo ...
Mr. Serpico
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Mrs. Serpico
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Smith
Gus Fleming ...
Dr. Metz
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Corsaro
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Brown
Lewis J. Stadlen ...
Berman
John McQuade ...
Kellogg
Ted Beniades ...
Sarno
John Lehne ...
Gilbert
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Gallagher
George Ede ...
Daley
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Delaney
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Detective Partner (uncredited)
P.J. Benjamin ...
Man (uncredited)
Don Billett ...
Detective Threatening Serpico (uncredited)
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Weapons Storage Officer (uncredited)
Raleigh Bond ...
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John Brandon ...
Police Lieutenant (uncredited)
James Bulleit ...
Det. Styles (uncredited)
Roy Cheverie ...
Cop (uncredited)
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Cop (uncredited)
Marjorie Eliot ...
Rape Victim (uncredited)
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Cervantes Teacher (uncredited)
Conard Fowkes ...
Cop - Narcotics Raid (uncredited)
Frank Gio ...
Police Lieutenant (uncredited)
Trent Gough ...
Cop (uncredited)
Paul E. Guskin ...
Police Academy Classmate (uncredited)
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Television Cameraman (uncredited)
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Cop (uncredited)
Bianca Hunter ...
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Detective (uncredited)
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Cop (uncredited)
George Loros ...
Det. Glover (uncredited)
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Charlie (uncredited)
Stephen Pearlman ...
Desk Sergeant (uncredited)
Tim Pelt ...
Black Hood (uncredited)
William Pelt ...
Black Hood (uncredited)
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Television Cameraman (uncredited)
Franklin Scott ...
Black Prisoner (uncredited)
Tom Signorelli ...
Bookmaker (uncredited)
Ben Slack ...
Detective Sitting at Desk (uncredited)
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Cop (uncredited)
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Street Urchin (uncredited)
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Sally - Girl at Party (uncredited)

Directed by

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Sidney Lumet

Written by

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Peter Maas ... (book)
 
Waldo Salt ... (screenplay) and
Norman Wexler ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Martin Bregman ... producer
Dino De Laurentiis ... executive producer
Roger M. Rothstein ... associate producer

Music by

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Mikis Theodorakis

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Arthur J. Ornitz ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Dede Allen
Richard Marks ... co-editor

Editorial Department

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Ronald Roose ... assistant editor
Angelo Corrao ... assistant editor (uncredited)

Casting By

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Shirley Rich

Production Design by

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Charles Bailey

Art Direction by

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Douglas Higgins

Set Decoration by

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Thomas H. Wright

Costume Design by

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Anna Hill Johnstone

Makeup Department

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Philip Leto ... hair stylist (as Phillip Leto)
Reginald Tackley ... makeup artist (as Redge Tackley)
Michael R. Thomas ... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Martin Danzig ... unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Burtt Harris ... assistant director
Alan Hopkins ... assistant director

Art Department

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Leslie Bloom ... set dresser (as Les Bloom)
Joseph M. Caracciolo ... property master (as Joe Caracciola)
Jack Hughes ... scenic artist
Robert Hart ... construction coordinator (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Edward Beyer ... sound editor
Richard P. Cirincione ... sound editor
Jack Fitzstephens ... sound editor (as John J. Fitzstephens)
Robert M. Reitano ... sound editor (as Robert Reitano)
Robert Rogow ... boom operator
James Sabat ... sound mixer (as James J. Sabat)
Dick Vorisek ... re-recordist (as Richard Vorisek)
Maurice Schell ... assistant sound editor (uncredited) / foley editor (uncredited)

Stunts

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Anthony Caso ... stunt double: for Al Pacino (uncredited)
Whitey Hughes ... stunts (uncredited)
Frank Orsatti ... stunt coordinator (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Lou Barlia ... camera operator (as Louis Barlia)
Charles Kolb ... key grip
Willie Meyerhoff ... gaffer (as Willy Meyerhoff)
Joseph Di Pasquale ... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Jim Hovey ... assistant camera (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Michael Chinich ... extras casting (uncredited)
Don Phillips ... extras casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Clifford Capone ... wardrobe (as Clifford C. Capone)

Music Department

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Bob James ... conductor / music arranger

Transportation Department

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Raymond Hartwick ... transportation gaffer

Other crew

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B.J. Bjorkman ... script supervisor (as B.J. Bachman)
Dino De Laurentiis ... presenter
Shari Leibowitz ... production secretary (uncredited)
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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 Rob Hartill

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Taglines Many of his fellow officers considered him the most dangerous man alive - An honest cop. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Серпико (Russia)
  • Serpico - gatans tiger (Finland, Swedish title)
  • Serpico - Den siste ærlige purk (Norway)
  • Serpico - kadun tiikeri (Finland)
  • Σέρπικο (Greece)
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Runtime
  • 130 min
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Budget $3,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia The film ends with an epilogue that says, "Frank Serpico resigned from the Police Department on June 15,1972. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for conspicuous bravery in action. Serpico is now living somewhere in Switzerland." Serpico discovered he didn't like Switzerland, and returned to the US. As of 2015 he was living on a small farm in upstate New York and working as a guest lecturer at police academies across the US. See more »
Goofs In the opening sequence, when Serpico has been shot, a police cruiser rushes him to the hospital in heavy rain. Towards the end of the movie, when the sequence of events picks up again, it is not raining. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002). See more »
Soundtracks E Lucevan le Stelle See more »
Quotes Frank Serpico: You know what they say, don't you? If you love a man's garden, you gotta love the man!
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