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Serpico

(DVD - 2002 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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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.
Title: Serpico
[videorecording]
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount, c2002
Edition: Widescreen version
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (130 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in. +,1 insert
Statement of Responsibility: Paramount ; produced by Artists Entertainments Complex, Inc. ; Dino DeLaurentiis presents ; screenplay by Waldo Salt and Norman Wexler ; produced by Martin Bregman ; directed by Sidney Lumet
Notes: Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy
Special features include interviews with producer Martin Bregman, a documentary on the making of the film, photo gallery with commentary by director, Sidney Lumet, and theatrical trailer
"Enhanced for 16:9 TVs"--Container
Based on the book by Peter Maas
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1973
Summary: 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.
ISBN: 0792179129
Branch Call Number: DVD Drama SERPICO
Credits: Director of photography, Arthur J. Ornitz ; film editor, Dede Allen ; music, Mikis Theodorakis.
Performers: Al Pacino, John Randolph, Jack Kehoe, Biff McGuire, Barbara Eda-Young, Cornelia Sharpe.
System Details: DVD format; Dolby digital
Other Language: Closed-captioned. In English (5.1 surround or restored mono) and French with optional subtitles in English
Subject Headings: New York (N.Y.) Drama Police New York (State) New York Drama Police corruption New York (State) New York Drama Serpico, Frank Drama
Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Police films
Feature films
Topical Term: Police
Police corruption
Publisher No: 08689 Paramount
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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 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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