R | | Biography, Crime, Drama
An honest New York cop named Frank Serpico blows the whistle on rampant corruption in the force only to have his comrades turn against him.
After he decided to make the film, Al Pacino invited Frank Serpico to stay with him at a house that Pacino had rented in Montauk, NY. When Pacino asked Serpico, "Why did you do it?" Serpico replied, "Well, Al, I don't know. I guess I would have to say it would be because... ...
The reality is that we do not wash our own laundry - it just gets dirtier.
When Serpico is being rushed to the hospital in a police car at the very beginning, the uniformed officer's collar brass says "73," indicating they are from the 73rd Precinct. When the car reaches hospital, it has "82nd Precinct" painted on its doors.
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