Serpico (1973)

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

  • Genre: Crime, Drama
  • Release Date: 1973-12-18
  • User Rating: 7.5/10 from 1843 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 10min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Artists Entertainment Complex
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Sidney Lumet
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Frank Serpico is an idealistic New York City cop who refuses to take bribes, unlike the rest of the force. His actions get Frank shunned by the other officers, and often placed in dangerous situations by his partners. When his superiors ignore Frank's accusations of corruption, he decides to go public with the allegations. Although this causes the Knapp Commission to investigate his claims, Frank has also placed a target on himself.

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  • Al Pacino

    as Officer Frank Serpico
  • John Randolph

    as Sidney Green
  • Jack Kehoe

    as Tom Keough
  • Biff McGuire

    as Captain McClain
  • Barbara Eda-Young

    as Laurie
  • Cornelia Sharpe

    as Leslie Lane
  • Tony Roberts

    as Bob Blair
  • John Medici

    as Pasquale
  • Allan Rich

    as D. A. Tauber
  • Norman Ornellas

    as Rubello
  • Edward Grover

    as Lombardo
  • Albert Henderson

    as Peluce
  • Hank Garrett

    as Malone
  • Damien Leake

    as Joey
  • Joseph Bova

    as Potts
  • Gene Gross

    as Captain Tolkin
  • John Stewart

    as Waterman
  • Woodie King Jr.

    as Larry
  • James Tolkan

    as Steiger
  • Ed Crowley

    as Barto
  • Bernard Barrow

    as Palmer
  • Sal Carollo

    as Mr. Serpico
  • Mildred Clinton

    as Mrs. Serpico
  • Nathan George

    as Smith
  • Gus Fleming

    as Dr. Metz
  • Richard Foronjy

    as Corsaro
  • Alan North

    as Brown
  • Lewis J. Stadlen

    as Berman
  • John McQuade

    as Kellogg
  • Ted Beniades

    as Sarno
  • John Lehne

    as Gilbert
  • M. Emmet Walsh

    as Gallagher
  • George Ede

    as Daley
  • Charles White

    as Delaney
  • F. Murray Abraham

    as Detective Partner (uncredited)
  • P.J. Benjamin

    as Man (uncredited)
  • Don Billett

    as Detective Threatening Serpico (uncredited)
  • Val Bisoglio

    as Weapons Storage Officer (uncredited)
  • John Brandon

    as Police Lieutenant (uncredited)
  • James Bulleit

    as Det. Styles (uncredited)
  • Roy Cheverie

    as Cop (uncredited)
  • Sam Coppola

    as Cop (uncredited)
  • Marjorie Eliot

    as Rape Victim (uncredited)
  • René Enríquez

    as Cervantes Teacher (uncredited)
  • Conard Fowkes

    as Cop - Narcotics Raid (uncredited)
  • Frank Gio

    as Police Lieutenant (uncredited)
  • Trent Gough

    as Cop (uncredited)
  • Paul E. Guskin

    as Police Academy Classmate (uncredited)
  • Nick Hardin

    as Television Cameraman (uncredited)
  • Judd Hirsch

    as Cop (uncredited)
  • Richard Kuss

    as Detective (uncredited)
  • Tony Lo Bianco

    as Cop (uncredited)
  • George Loros

    as Det. Glover (uncredited)
  • Kenneth McMillan

    as Charlie (uncredited)
  • Stephen Pearlman

    as Desk Sergeant (uncredited)
  • Tim Pelt

    as Black Hood (uncredited)
  • William Pelt

    as Black Hood (uncredited)
  • Jay Rasumny

    as Television Cameraman (uncredited)
  • Franklin Scott

    as Black Prisoner (uncredited)
  • Tom Signorelli

    as Bookmaker (uncredited)
  • Ben Slack

    as Detective Sitting At Desk (uncredited)
  • Jaime Sánchez

    as Cop (uncredited)
  • Tracey Walter

    as Street Urchin (uncredited)
  • Mary Louise Weller

    as Sally - Girl at Party (uncredited)
  • Judd Omen

    as Doctor
Sound Míkis Theodorakis Music
Production Martin Bregman Producer
Camera Arthur J. Ornitz Director of Photography
Editing Dede Allen Editor
Writing Waldo Salt Screenplay
Writing Norman Wexler Screenplay
Directing Sidney Lumet Director
Production Dino De Laurentiis Executive Producer
Art Douglas Higgins Art Direction
Art Thomas H. Wright Set Decoration
Editing Richard Marks Co-Editor
Costume & Make-Up Anna Hill Johnstone Costume Design
Art Charles Bailey Production Design
Directing B.J. Bjorkman Script Supervisor
Production Roger M. Rothstein Associate Producer
Production Shirley Rich Casting
Costume & Make-Up Reginald Tackley Makeup Artist
Sound Edward Beyer Sound Editor
Sound Richard P. Cirincione Sound Editor
Sound Jack Fitzstephens Sound Editor
Sound Robert M. Reitano Sound Editor
Production Dino De Laurentiis Producer
Crew Whitey Hughes Stunts
Directing Burtt Harris Assistant Director
Directing Alan Hopkins Assistant Director
Writing Peter Maas Book