Sunday, February 08, 2015
Movie review ~ Serpico
From the 70s, which is not my favorite era for films. It stars Al Pacino as Frank Serpico, a New York City police officer who, once he gets into a plainclothes division, discovers corruption and graft. He tries to report it, and the further he goes up the chain of command, the further he realizes the corruption reaches, too.
Despite it all, Frank remains faithful to the job. He loves being a cop, which is why he feels obligated to testify in a hearing about the corruption. It doesn't endear him to his fellow officers, particularly those who benefit.
Serpico is on the list of AFI's 100 Years, 100 Cheers, which I'm watching for my 3rd 101 Things in 1001 Days. It's not bad, but it's not one that sticks out in my mind to return to.