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Al Pacino is police whistleblower Frank Serpico in this true New York drama from filmmaking legend Sidney Lumet. New to the force, Serpico keeps one foot firmly planted in the 1960s counterculture - sporting a beard and love beads and living in bohemian Greenwich Village. He’s also honest, and within a department quick to take a bribe he is quickly ostracised. Uncovering a shocking level of corruption, Serpico takes the potentially fatal step of breaking the blue wall of silence and going public with his exposé. More

Pacino's bravura performance – nominated for an Oscar, winner of the Golden Globe - cemented his fast-rising reputation, launched a year earlier with The Godfather. The film is adapted from the Peter Maas’ book on Serpico and the Knapp Commission enquiry he instigated. 

1973Rating: R16, contains offensive language125 minsUSA, Italy
DramaThrillerTrue Story & Biography
Sidney Lumet ('12 Angry Men', 'Dog Day Afternoon', 'Network', 'Before the Devil Knows You're Dead')
Al PacinoJohn RandolphJack KehoeBiff McGuireBarbara Eda-YoungCornelia SharpeTony Roberts

Serpico | Awards

Award Winner
Best Actor, Drama (Pacino), 1974 Golden Globes.

Serpico | Release Details

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