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Running time
130 min.
United States United States
Waldo Salt, Norman Wexler (Novel: Peter Maas)
Mikis Theodorakis
Arthur J. Ornitz
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Co-production United States-Italy; Paramount Pictures / Dino de Laurentiis / Artists Entertainment Complex
Drama | Based On A True Story. Cop Movies. Crime
Synopsis / Plot
Serpico is a cop in the early 1970s. Unlike all his colleagues, he refuses a share of the money that the cops routinely extort from local criminals. Nobody wants to work with Serpico, and he's in constant danger of being placed in life threatening positions by his "partners". Nothing seems to get done even when he goes to the highest of authorities. Despite the dangers he finds himself in, he still refuses to 'go with the flow', in the hope that one day, the truth will be known.
1973: 2 Nominations for Oscar: Best Actor (Al Pacino), Adapted Screenplay
1973: Golden Globes: Best Actor (Al Pacino). Nominated for Best Motion Picture - Drama
1973: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Actor (Al Pacino)
1973: National Board of Review (NBR): Top 10 Films of the Year
1973: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
1973: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Best Adapted Drama Screenplay
1973: David di Donatello Awards: Best Foreign Actor (Al Pacino)
1974: BAFTA Awards: Nominated for Best Director, Best Actor (Al Pacino) & Best Music
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