Serpico R

Many of his fellow officers considered him the most dangerous man alive - An honest cop.
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 10 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: October 24, 2017
  • Originally Released: 1973
  • Label: Paramount
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Serpico: Real to Reel
    • Inside Serpico
    • Serpico: favorite moments
    • Photo gallery with commentary by director Sidney Lumet
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono - English, French
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French
    • Subtitles - English

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Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"The reality is that we do not wash our own laundry; it just gets dirtier."
  - Frank Serpico (Al Pacino)

Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh90%

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 53,641
The lead role has gone, quite correctly, to Al Pacino, who does very well by it. Full Review
Los Angeles Free Press
Dec 17, 2019
Another problem, these days, is Pacino's characterisation; he seems at times more like a misplaced hippy than a plainclothes cop. Full Review
Time Out
Jun 24, 2006
Sidney Lumet's direction adeptly combines gritty action and thought-provoking comment. Full Review
Variety
Apr 9, 2008
...One of the best-remembered of Lumet's voluminous New York movies...
USA Today
Dec 6, 2002
Wonderful potential, and wasted. Serpico has some brutal surface flash and an acetylene performance by Al Pacino in the title role, but its energy is used to dodge all the questions it should have raised and answered. Full Review
TIME Magazine
Jul 26, 2011
Rating: 5/5 -- Al Pacino delivers a powerful performance in this compelling biopic of a cop and a city's police force. Full Review
Empire Magazine
Apr 9, 2008
Lumet and screenwriters Waldo Salt and Norman Wexler can't do anything but skim rapidly over the surface of their tale. Full Review
Combustible Celluloid
Mar 6, 2009

Product Description:

Shot on location on the crime-filled streets of New York City, Sidney Lumet's unflinching adaptation of Peter Maas's best-selling book is a rousing portrait of courage in the face of insidious corruption. This is a motif that Lumet would continue to mine in later films, including 1981's PRINCE OF THE CITY and 1997's NIGHT FALLS ON MANHATTAN. Al Pacino is forcefully real as Frank Serpico, an independent young recruit entering the police force in the late 1960s, fulfilling a childhood dream. The good old boys of the NYPD lose no time in initiating Serpico into the ways of cutting corners, forging documents, and taking payoffs from local gambling operations and narcotic rings. His refusal to take illegal protection money and his counterculture lifestyle make Serpico a target for harassment by his unified and powerful peers. Lumet hones in on the evocative details of Serpico's personal struggles and inner turmoil as his obsessive fight for truth begins to have disastrous effects on his personal life and threatens his safety. SERPICO is a stellar example of gritty '70s filmmaking, featuring another electrifying performance from Pacino.

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Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: December 5, 1973
  • SERPICO received a limited theatrical rerelease in 2004.

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  • UPC: 032429287236
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