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Serpico

(DVD - 2002)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Serpico
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Adaptation of a true story where a young New York police officer refuses to extort money from criminals as the other officers do. His fellow police officers turn against him when he seeks to expose the situation during a grand jury investigation.

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Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount, c2002
Edition: Widescreen version
ISBN: 0792179129
Branch Call Number: DVD Drama SERPICO
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (130 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in

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Classic Al Pacino movie about police corruption in 1960's New York. Based on the life and near death of Frank Serpico.


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Dec 07, 2014
  • garycornell rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A true story about an honest cop. Al Pacino plays the police officer who refuses to extort money from businesses in his district. It is a great reminder that some men do stand up for the truth and honesty on the job.

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

It was cool to see a young Al Pacino starring in this biopic, directed by Sidney Lumet (12 Angry Men, The Verdict, etc.). A difficult chapter in this New York cop's true life story. Serpico had incredible moral character.

Mar 11, 2010
  • dbk rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

See interesting NY Times piece, Serpico on Serpico

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/24/nyregion/24serpico.html

in the "where is he now" vein.

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