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Movie Details

Title:   Serpico
Director:   Sidney Lumet
Year:   1973
Genre:   Crime
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   06.26.06

Other Movies Seen By This Director (6)
- 12 Angry Men
- Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
- Dog Day Afternoon
- Fail-Safe
- Find Me Guilty
- The Morning After

Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
06.26.06Paramount Pacino night at the Paramount. I think Dog Day Afternoon steals a lot of thunder from Serpico... people sometimes forget how absolutely kickass this movie is. It's really like the blueprint for most if not all of the great gritty 70s police crime pictures. It's all here: bad cops, street crime, dirty-ass NYC, and a badass ladies-man protagonist. Plus he's always working undercover so he's always dressed as a butcher or soda jerk or hasidic rabbi or whatever. Pacino's performance is the best... he's got more hair to hide behind than Dog Day but it's just as good, man... Plus the movie actually moves... one of the quickest ways to spend 130 minutes that I know of... and it's populated with a bevy of archetypal 70s NY character actor faces... Love this movie.
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