The real-life struggle of an honest New York City cop against a corrupt system.

  1. Sidney Lumet


  2. Peter Maas


  3. Norman Wexler


  4. Waldo Salt


Top Billed Cast

  1. Al Pacino

    Al Pacino

    Officer Frank Serpico

  2. John Randolph Jones

    John Randolph Jones

    Chief Sidney Green

  3. Jack Kehoe

    Jack Kehoe

    Tom Keough

  4. Biff McGuire

    Biff McGuire

    Capt. Insp. McClain

  5. Cornelia Sharpe

    Cornelia Sharpe

    Leslie Lane

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Status Released

Release Information

  • December 5, 1973


    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 9m

Budget $3,000,000.00

Revenue $29,800,000.00



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