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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
...One of the best-remembered of Lumet's voluminous New York movies...
USA Today
Dec 6, 2002
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
Rating: A- -- Imbued with mythic and even religious dimensions, Al Pacino's resourceful, Oscar-nominated performance takes Lumet's quinessential 1970s New York film beyond the realm of a cop-corruption drama. Full Review
EmanuelLevy.Com
Aug 9, 2008
Rating: A+ -- "Serpico" is a candid and gritty police expose film that juxtaposes systematic police graft with the personal toll it takes on the man who attempts to blow the lid on the crooked activities that surround him. Full Review
ColeSmithey.com
Dec 10, 2010
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
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
... set the style of American crime dramas in the seventies with his gritty look at street-level law enforcement and realistic portrait of procedure and systemic failure and it established Lumet as a director of intelligent, gritty, modern crime dramas Full Review
Stream on Demand
Mar 29, 2010

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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  • Sales Rank: 26,460
  • UPC: 032429287236
  • Shipping Weight: 0.14/lbs (approx)
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