In the early 1970s, one man stood up to the entire New York City police force. Hailed as a hero by many, hated by others, officer Frank Serpico made headlines when he blew the whistle on a culture of bribery and corruption within the department. His one-man crusade for police reform inspired the Al Pacino classic that bears his name, but the real-life saga is as gripping as anything Hollywood could dream up. Now, in Frank Serpico, Frank tells his story in his own words: from his Italian-American roots in Brooklyn to his disillusionment with the NYPD to his riveting account of a dramatic drug bust – and possible set-up – that ended with him being shot in the face. Featuring music by Jack White and interviews with Serpico’s associates and admirers – including writer Luc Sante and actor-filmmaker John Turturro – this is an inspiring, all-access portrait of a courageous man who refused to betray his ideals.
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