Based on Peter Maas's book about the true-life exploits of Frank Serpico, a New York undercover policeman who exposed corruption in the police department. Known as much for his nonconformism as for his honesty, the real Serpico eventually retired from the force and moved to Europe. South Bronx-raised Pacino gives the character reality and strength. Excellent New York location photography.
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Available on VHS
Running time 130 minutes.
Golden Globes 1974: Actor--Drama (Pacino); Natl. Bd. of Review 1973: Actor (Pacino); Writers Guild 1973: Adapt. Screenplay.
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