Part of Fun City: New York in the Movies 1967–75
Sunday, August 11, 2013, 5:30 p.m.

Dir. Sidney Lumet. 1973, 130 mins. 35mm. With Al Pacino. New York Film Critics Circle named Bronx-born Al Pacino the year’s best actor for his performance as the whistle-blowing “hippie” detective Frank Serpico, real-life hero of the Knapp Commission Hearings into police corruption, which convulsed the city in late 1970 and precipitated the biggest shake-up in the history of the NYPD. “A galvanizing and disquieting film,” per The New York Times critic Vincent Canby.

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Trailer for Serpico
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Article by Pablo Villaca, April 11, 2011