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.
The actors were allowed to do some improvisation in their scenes. Much of Al Pacino's explosive reaction in Serpico's last abortive meeting with his former captain was off the cuff.
Hold it, Serpico. What were you two doing?
Frank Serpico: What?
Lt. Steiger: In the shithouse, in the dark! Were you going down on him?
Frank Serpico: What are you talking about?
Lt. Steiger: You gonna tell me you were just doing a little Peeping Tom? You were suckin' his cock, weren't you!
Frank Serpico: Are you crazy...
As the cops watch the drug dealer's apartment near the end of the movie, a Renault Dauphine is parked in the front of the building. It disappears after Frank enters the building. Once the police bust the two users leaving the building, the gray car parked across the sidewalk on the other side of the street disappears as well.
There is one Australian VHS version released through RCA Columbia Pictures Hoyts Home Video in the 1980's which had all profanity overdubbed with tamer language, as well as some scenes of sexuality/nudity. Subsequent releases on DVD are uncensored.
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