Serpico

Serpico (1973)

Genres - Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Biographical Film  |   Release Date - Dec 5, 1973  |   Run Time - 130 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Serpico is a 1973 American neo-noir crime drama film directed by Sidney Lumet and starring Al Pacino. Waldo Salt and Norman Wexler wrote the screenplay, adapting Peter Maas's biography of NYPD officer Frank Serpico, who went undercover to expose corruption in the police force. Both Maas's book and the film cover 12 years, 1960 to 1972.

The film and principals were nominated for numerous awards, earning recognition for its score, direction, screenplay, and Pacino's performance. The film was also a commercial success.

Movie Info

Budget

$3,000,000

Box Office

$29,857,432

Tags

Corruption, Fighting The System, Film Based On Books, Frank Serpico, Hippie, Idealism, Idealist, Internal Affairs, Justice, Money, New York City, Police, True Stories, Undercover Cop, Whistleblower

Attributes

Filming Location: New York City
Narrative Location: New York City
Subject: idealism, operational cover, police corruption, social alienation
Time Period: 1970s

Alternate Titles

Sérpico
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Serpico
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Serpico - Den siste ærlige purk
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Serpico - gatans tiger
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Serpico - kadun tiikeri
FI
Serpikas
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Serpiko
RS, TR
Σέρπικο
GR
Серпіко
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Серпико
BG, RU, RS
セルピコ
JP
衝突
TW