Directed by SIDNEY LUMET
Screenplay by WALDO SALT and NORMAN WEXLER
Wonderful potential: a loose dramatization of the career of Frank Serpico, an undercover cop who in 1971 was instrumental in exposing corruption of almost grotesque proportions within the New York City police department. A chance to deal with difficult questions: What is it that makes a cop resist, then fight against a system of dubious morality that is accepted, even defended within the department? When can such resistance lead to or ever require informing? What moves or compels a man...