Serpico [Blu-ray]

Serpico [Blu-ray]

Director: Sidney Lumet Cast: Al Pacino
Al Pacino
, John Randolph
John Randolph
, Jack Kehoe
Jack Kehoe
, Tony Roberts
Tony Roberts
Sidney Lumet
Serpico [Blu-ray]

Serpico [Blu-ray]

Director: Sidney Lumet Cast: Al Pacino
Al Pacino
, John Randolph
John Randolph
, Jack Kehoe
Jack Kehoe
, Tony Roberts
Tony Roberts
Sidney Lumet

Blu-ray (Wide Screen / Restored)

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Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/24/2017
UPC: 0032429287250
Original Release: 1973
Rating: R
Source: PARAMOUNT
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Language: English
Time: 2:10:00
Sales rank: 14,183

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

Technical Credits
Sidney Lumet Director
Dino De Laurentiis Executive Producer,Producer
Martin Bregman Producer
Norman Wexler Screenwriter
Waldo Salt Screenwriter
Peter Maas Screenwriter
James Sabat Sound/Sound Designer
Richard Vorisek Sound/Sound Designer
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