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1,968 Ratings


Directed by Sidney Lumet
United States, Italy, 1973
Biography, Crime, Drama


The first film in Sidney Lumet’s unofficial trilogy about New York City police corruption (followed by Prince of the City and Q&A) recounts the true-life exploits of Frank Serpico, a plainclothes cop whose landmark testimony helped to expose the biggest corruption scandal in NYPD history.

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Serpico Directed by Sidney Lumet

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1974 | 2 nominations including: Best Actor in a Leading Role

National Board of Review

1973 | 2 wins including: Best Actor

BAFTA Awards

1975 | 3 nominations including: Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music

Directors Guild of America

1974 | Nominee: Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures

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