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Director: Sidney Lumet Cast: Al Pacino
Al Pacino
, Tony Roberts
Tony Roberts
, Jack Kehoe
Jack Kehoe
, Cornelia Sharpe
Cornelia Sharpe
Sidney Lumet


Director: Sidney Lumet Cast: Al Pacino
Al Pacino
, Tony Roberts
Tony Roberts
, Jack Kehoe
Jack Kehoe
, Cornelia Sharpe
Cornelia Sharpe
Sidney Lumet

Blu-ray (Wide Screen / Restored)

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Adapted by Waldo Salt and Norman Wexler from Peter Maas's book, Sidney Lumet's drama portrays the real-life struggle of an honest New York City cop against a corrupt system. Neophyte officer Frank Serpico (Al Pacino) is determined not to let his job get in the way of his individuality. Despite his colleagues' leery reactions, he keeps one foot firmly planted in the counterculture, sporting a beard and love beads and living in bohemian Greenwich Village, while he performs his police duties with dispatch. Serpico's peers genuinely ostracize him, however, when he refuses to take bribes like everybody else. Appalled by the extent of police corruption, Serpico goes to his superiors, but when he discovers that they have ignored his charges, he takes the potentially fatal step of breaking the blue wall of silence and going public with his exposé. Serpico's revelations trigger an independent investigation by the Knapp Commission, but they also make him a marked man, permanently changing his life. Shot on location with a gritty emphasis on documentary-style realism, Serpico presents a city in decay both literally and morally, as everybody is in on the take, and the cops and criminals are almost interchangeable. Released in late 1973, after months of revelations of Presidential malfeasance in the breaking Watergate scandal, Serpico's true story of bureaucratic depravity touched a cultural nerve, and the film became a hit with both critics and audiences, particularly for Pacino's complex performance as the honest, long-haired whistleblower. One year after his star-making triumph in The Godfather, Pacino was nominated for an Oscar again, and lost again; Lumet and Pacino would reunite two years later for another true New York story, Dog Day Afternoon.

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Product Details

Release Date: 10/24/2017
UPC: 0032429287250
Original Release: 1973
Rating: R
Source: Paramount
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 2:10:00
Sales rank: 12,883

Special Features

Serpico: Real to Reel; Inside Serpico; Serpico: favorite moments; Photo gallery with commentary by director Sidney Lumet

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Al Pacino Frank Serpico
Tony Roberts Bob Blair
Jack Kehoe Tom Keough
Cornelia Sharpe Leslie
Barbara Eda-Young Laurie
Lewis J. Stadlen Berman
James Tolkan Steiger
M. Emmet Walsh Gallagher
Kenneth McMillan Short Order Man
John Randolph Chief Sidney Green
Biff McGuire Capt. McClain
F. Murray Abraham Detective Partner (uncredited)
Don Billett Detective Threatening Serpico
Edward Grover Lombardo
Allan Rich D.A. Tauber
Franklin Scott Black Prisoner
Mary Louise Weller Girl
Joe Bova Potts
Tim Pelt Actor
John Medici Pasquale Serpico
Albert Henderson Peluce
Hank Garrett Malone
Damien Leake Joey
Ed Crowley Barto
Bernard Barrow Palmer
Sal Carollo Mr. Serpico
Mildred Clinton Mrs. Serpico
Nathan George Detective Smith
Richard Foronjy Corsaro
Alan North Brown
Ted Beniades Sarno
Rene Enriquez Actor
Judd Hirsch Actor
John Stewart Waterman
Norman Ornellas Rubello
Gene Gross Capt. Tolkin
John Lehne Gilbert
George Ede Daley
Charles White Commissioner Delaney

Technical Credits
Sidney Lumet Director
Dede Allen Editor
Charles Bailey Production Designer
Bob James Musical Direction/Supervision
Martin Bregman Producer
Burtt Harris Asst. Director
Douglas Higgins Art Director
Anna Hill Johnstone Costumes/Costume Designer
Richard Marks Editor
Arthur Ornitz Cinematographer
James J. Sabat Sound/Sound Designer
Waldo Salt Screenwriter
Reginald Tackley Makeup
Mikis Theodorakis Score Composer
Richard Vorisek Sound/Sound Designer
Norman Wexler Screenwriter
Thomas H. Wright Set Decoration/Design

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