Idealistic NYPD Officer Frank Serpico reports an attempted bribe to a high-ranking investigator, who advises him to keep the money. Serpico soon learns that corruption is rampant in the police department. Forced to accompany officers as they collect payoffs from criminals and small businesses, Serpico refuses to accept his share of the money. After his attempts to alert his superiors are ignored, Serpico realizes he must do something drastic... Film based on real events.
Awards: Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Screenplay Nominations - Academy Awards 1974, Best Actor - Golden Globes 1974