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Al Pacino, Jack Kehoe, Biff McGuire, Cornelia Sharpe View All


Sidney Lumet (Director), Waldo Salt (Screenplay), Norman Wexler (Screenplay) View All

Release: Dec. 5th, 1973
Runtime: 2 hours, 9 minutes
The real-life struggle of an honest New York City cop against a corrupt system.
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While the film is an examination of the kind of corruption that was running rife in police departments of the time, the heart of the film comes from the emotional journey that Serpico goes through as his dream job becomes a nightmare and he realises that he can't do the job that he loves.
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This is one of the true classics of the '70s which unfortunately seems to be lost in the shuffle of all that decade's great films..
Al Pacino received his second Oscar nomination for his performance in Serpico, a gritty 1973 docudrama which found Pacino playing a real life police officer trying to blow the lid off police corruption.