Serpico Movie Review 1973

Information and Film Reviews for Serpico the Movie

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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.

Cast and Crew

Undercover Cops, True Stories, Rebel With a Cause, Rogue Cops, Loner Cops, Books to Film: Peter Maas, New York, New York
Waldo Salt, Norman Wexler
Al Pacino, John Randolph, Jack Kehoe, Barbara Eda-Young, Cornelia Sharpe, F. Murray Abraham, Tony Roberts
Arthur Ornitz
Sidney Lumet
Mikis Theodorakis
Dino De Laurentiis


Golden Globes 1974: Actor--Drama (Pacino); Natl. Bd. of Review 1973: Actor (Pacino); Writers Guild 1973: Adapt. Screenplay.

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