Born Bad: When a foster child kills his brother, the detectives and the District Attorneys get embroiled in an argument over whether some kids are genetically predestined to kill. watch
True story of Frank Serpico, an undercover New York City cop who risked his career and personal safety to expose widespread corruption in his police department. Pacino is totally convincing in the title role!
Serpico is a crime film based on the true story of New York City policeman Frank Serpico. Serpico eventually went undercover to expose the corruption of his fellow officers, after being pushed to the brink at first by their distrust and later by the threats and intimidation they leveled against him.
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Undercover cop Frank Serpico is an honest man who is threatened and wounded for refusing to go along with the activities of his corrupt colleagues.
Al Pacino's classic portrayal of Frank Serpico established him as one of today's most versatile actors. "Serpico" was based on the true story of a New York policeman who discovers that honesty is not expected to be part of his job. He endures scorn and mistreatment from his fellow cops while attempting to perform his job with integrity. The character of Serpico, combining the best elements of the Establishment and counter-culture, is a tour-de-force for Pacino. The film is a breathtaking suspense story and a fascinating character study as well as a memorable statement about government's inherent flaws.
Adapted by Waldo Salt and Norman Wexler from Peter Maas's book, Sidney Lumet's drama portrays the real-life struggle of an honest New York City cop against a corrupt system. Neophyte officer Frank Serpico (Al Pacino) is determined not to let his job get in the way of his individuality.
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Born Bad: When a foster child kills his brother, the detectives and the District Attorneys get embroiled in an argument over whether some kids are genetically predestined to kill.
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