Few people have had a stronger start to their career than Al Pacino. His first few films include The Panic In Needle Park, the first two Godfathers, Dog Day Afternoon and Serpico, all of which are classics in their own rights. Now the last of those arrives on Blu-ray for the first time.
Pacino is the title character, Frank Serpico, who’s always wanted to be a New York cop. He gets his chance and ends up being a plainclothes officer who doesn’t quite fit in as he’s far more hippie-ish than his colleagues. He’s also far more honest. Frank soon realises there’s a huge amount of corruption, with many officers involved in a well-organised operation to take under the table payments from local criminals. [Read more…]