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Serpico
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Al Pacino Al Pacino
Serpico
John Randolph John Randolph
Sidney Green
Jack Kehoe Jack Kehoe
Tom Keough
Biff McGuire Biff McGuire
Captain McClain
Tony Roberts Tony Roberts
Bob Blair
John Medici John Medici
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Good Story, Terrible Execution.

3 years, 2 months ago at Aug 29 20:44
I love Al Pacino, he's a great actor and he filmed this movie right after the Godfather, and it was critically acclaimed at the time, and had a big impact overall, because it was the first movie of it's kind to target police corruptions, and it's based on a true story of Frank Serpico, a good cop trying to do his job in a world full of corruptions and bribes, trying his hardest to stay away from c... read more

A classic

3 years ago at Nov 1 22:18
I had already seen this movie before but I thought it was really time for a re-watch. Sidney Lumet had a rather productive career managing to direct more than 40 movies, some major classics, some major bombs and a whole bunch of really obscure features. However, there is no doubts that this movie definitely belongs to his masterpieces. To be honest, I still think that 'Dog Day Afternoon', which L... read more
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The true story about an honest New York cop who blew the whistle on rampant corruption in the force only to have his comrades turn against him.
Release date: 16 November 1974
UPC: 097360868944
Tags: Drama (17), Crime (17), 1973 (16), Police (9), 1970s (8), Corruption (6), Cops (6), (5), Hippie (5), Police Corruption (5), Rape (4), Character Name In Title (4), Beard (4), Based On True Story (4), New York (3), Intellectual (3), Dog (3), Violence (3), 1960s (3), Based On Book (3)
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" Notes: I think that 'Dog Day Afternoon', which Lumet made 2 years later also with Al Pacino, is superior but it is still a fine picture. To start up, it is rather fascinating story, albeit depressing, but still very interesting. It is basically what happens when you give an average guy a gun and some power, there is a fair chance that they will abuse it. In my opinion, the greatest asset in this movie is Frank Serpico himself. Indeed, he is such an interesting character, even if you would remo"


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