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Serpico is a 1973 American neo-noir biographical crime film directed by Sidney Lumet, and starring Al Pacino.wikipedia
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Sidney Lumet

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Serpico is a 1973 American neo-noir biographical crime film directed by Sidney Lumet, and starring Al Pacino.
He was nominated five times for the Academy Award: four for Best Director for 12 Angry Men (1957), Serpico (1973), Dog Day Afternoon (1975), Network (1976), and The Verdict (1982) and one for Best Adapted Screenplay for Prince of the City (1981).

Al Pacino

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Serpico is a 1973 American neo-noir biographical crime film directed by Sidney Lumet, and starring Al Pacino.
Pacino received his first Best Actor Oscar nomination for Serpico (1973); he was also nominated for The Godfather Part II, Dog Day Afternoon (1975) and ...And Justice for All (1979), and won the award in 1993 for his performance as blind Lieutenant Colonel Slade in Scent of a Woman (1992).

Norman Wexler

Waldo Salt and Norman Wexler wrote the screenplay, adapting Peter Maas's biography of NYPD officer Frank Serpico, who went undercover to expose corruption in the police force.
Norman Wexler (August 6, 1926 – August 23, 1999) was an American screenwriter whose work included films such as Saturday Night Fever, Serpico and Joe.

Frank Serpico

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Waldo Salt and Norman Wexler wrote the screenplay, adapting Peter Maas's biography of NYPD officer Frank Serpico, who went undercover to expose corruption in the police force.
Much of Serpico's fame came after the release of the 1973 film Serpico, which was based on the book by Peter Maas and which starred Al Pacino in the title role, for which Pacino received an Oscar nomination.

Waldo Salt

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Waldo Salt and Norman Wexler wrote the screenplay, adapting Peter Maas's biography of NYPD officer Frank Serpico, who went undercover to expose corruption in the police force.
After the collapse of the blacklist, Salt won Academy Awards for Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium for his work on Midnight Cowboy and Coming Home, and a nomination for Serpico.

Jack Kehoe

Jack Kehoe as Tom Keough
Jack Kehoe (born November 21, 1938) is an American film actor appearing in a wide variety of films, including the crime dramas Serpico (1973), The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984) and Brian De Palma's The Untouchables (1987), as well as the cult favorites Car Wash (1976) and Midnight Run (1988), the popular western Young Guns II (1990), and On the Nickel (1980).

Allan Rich

Allan Rich as District Attorney Herman Tauber

James Tolkan

James Tolkan as Lieutenant Steiger
James Stewart Tolkan June 20, 1931- is an American actor, known for his work in films such as Serpico, Top Gun and the Back to the Future franchise.

Albert Henderson (actor)

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Albert Henderson as Peluce
Henderson was a film and television actor, known for his roles in Car 54, Where Are You? (1961-1963), Coogan's Bluff (1968), Greaser's Palace (1972), Serpico (1973), The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981), and Mr. Jones (1993), among others.

Martin Bregman

Prior to any work on the film, producer Martin Bregman had lunch with Peter Maas to discuss a film adaptation of his biography of Frank Serpico.
Bregman produced many films including Scarface, Sea of Love, Venom, Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon, The Four Seasons, Betsy's Wedding, Carlito's Way, Carlito's Way: Rise to Power, The Bone Collector and The Adventures of Pluto Nash.

Tony Roberts (actor)

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Tony Roberts as Bob Blair
He also appeared in the Sidney Lumet films Serpico and Just Tell Me What You Want.

Knapp Commission

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Finally, after being shot in the face during a drug bust on February 3, 1971, he testifies before the Knapp Commission, a government inquiry into NYPD police corruption between 1970 and 1972.
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Peter Maas

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Waldo Salt and Norman Wexler wrote the screenplay, adapting Peter Maas's biography of NYPD officer Frank Serpico, who went undercover to expose corruption in the police force. Prior to any work on the film, producer Martin Bregman had lunch with Peter Maas to discuss a film adaptation of his biography of Frank Serpico.
1973—Serpico: The Cop Who Defied the System ISBN: 0-670-63498-0 filmed as Serpico

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It grossed $29.8 million at the domestic box office, making it the 12th highest-grossing film of 1973.
Best Actor: Al Pacino – Serpico

Mikis Theodorakis

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The original score was composed by Mikis Theodorakis, nominated for both the Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media and the BAFTA Award for Best Film Music.
He scored for the films Zorba the Greek (1964), Z (1969), and Serpico (1973).

John Randolph (actor)

John Randolph
John Randolph as Chief Sidney Green
He played Chief Sidney Green in Serpico (1973), directed by Sidney Lumet.

BAFTA Award for Best Film Music

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The original score was composed by Mikis Theodorakis, nominated for both the Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media and the BAFTA Award for Best Film Music.
Serpico – Mikis Theodorakis

Nathan George

Nathan George as Lieutenant Nate Smith
In film, George acted in Brubaker (1980), Klute (1971), Serpico (1973), Harsh Light (1997), his last film, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) and was one of the leads in Short Eyes (1977).

Biff McGuire

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Biff McGuire as Captain Inspector McClain
Serpico (1973) – Captain McClain

Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay

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The script won the Writers Guild Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.
1973: Serpico – Waldo Salt and Norman Wexler ‡

John G. Avildsen

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Director John G. Avildsen was originally slated to direct the movie, but was removed from production due to differences with producer Bregman.
Avildsen was the original director for both Serpico (1973) and Saturday Night Fever (1977), but was fired over disputes with producers Martin Bregman and Robert Stigwood, respectively.

Joseph Bova

Bernard Barrow

Bernard Barrow as Inspector Roy Palmer
Serpico (1973) - Inspector Roy Palmer

AFI's 100 Years...100 Heroes & Villains

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Pacino's role as Frank Serpico is ranked at #40 on the American Film Institute's AFI's 100 Years...100 Heroes & Villains list.