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Serpico (5-Dec-1973)

Director: Sidney Lumet

Writers: Waldo Salt; Norman Wexler

Based on a book: Serpico: The Cop Who Defied the System by Peter Maas

Music by: Mikis Theodorakis

Producer: Martin Bregman

Keywords: True Crime, New York, Bad Cops, Undercover Cops

True story of Frank Serpico, rookie NYPD cop who immediately encountered corruption endemic throughout the entire department. Most cops are on the take, and they will shake down any who fall behind in their kickbacks. And these corrupt cops are not two-dimensional; they are likable, ordinary guys. Received Oscar nominations for Best Actor and Best Screenplay.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Biff McGuire
Actor
25-Oct-1926   Serpico
Al Pacino
Actor
25-Apr-1940   Michael Corleone in The Godfather
John Randolph
Actor
1-Jun-1915 24-Feb-2004 Prizzi's Honor
Tony Roberts
Actor
22-Oct-1939   Annie Hall
James Tolkan
Actor
20-Jun-1931   Back to the Future
M. Emmet Walsh
Actor
22-Mar-1935   Grizzled character actor

CAST

Al Pacino   ...   Serpico
John Randolph   ...   Sidney Green
Jack Kehoe   ...   Tom Keough
Biff McGuire   ...   Capt. McClain
Barbara Eda-Young   ...   Laurie
Cornelia Sharpe   ...   Leslie
and
Tony Roberts   ...   Bob Blair
John Medici   ...   Pasquale
Allan Rich   ...   D.A. Tauber
Norman Ornellas   ...   Rubello
Ed Grover   ...   Lombardo
Al Henderson   ...   Peluce
Hank Garrett   ...   Malone
Damien Leake   ...   Joey
Joe Bova   ...   Potts
Gene Gross   ...   Capt. Tolkin
John Stewart   ...   Waterman
Woodie King   ...   Larry
James Tolkan   ...   Steiger
Ed Crowley   ...   Barto
Bernard Barrow   ...   Palmer
Sal Carollo   ...   Mr. Serpico
Mildred Clinton   ...   Mrs. Serpico
Nathan George   ...   Smith
Gus Fleming   ...   Dr. Metz
Richard Foronjy   ...   Corsaro
Alan North   ...   Brown
Lewis J. Stadlen   ...   Berman
John McQuade   ...   Kellogg
Ted Beniades   ...   Sarno
John Lehne   ...   Gilbert
M. Emmet Walsh   ...   Gallagher
George Ede   ...   Daley
Charles White   ...   Delaney

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