Serpico (1973)

If I really wanted to, I could grow a beard like that.

Based on the real-life story of New York City undercover cop Frank Serpico (an honest man who was grievously wounded for refusing to take part in the corruption forced upon him by his peers). Directed by Sidney Lumet, Serpico is at once an indictment of corrupted authority and a shining testament to one man’s effort to reform the New York City Police Department.

Frank Serpico is known pretty much as one of the first real rats within the police department. This guy had the cojones to get every single police officer and show who was dirty, and who was clean. This guy is the man!

So everybody, this is how we’re going to do things. My full review here is posted at Talking Films so go on over to the link, check it out, and write some good little messages in there. It’ll make us all happy.

Check it out!!!


  1. I feel like this one has lost it’s punch over the years because theres been so many adaptations of the character arc, and the general theme, but it still registers as one of my favorite Pacino performances and I love the way it was shot. Solid flick.

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