Serpico

Serpico ★★★½

Serpico is a rogue cop whose idea of being a rogue cop is growing a beard but otherwise doing things by the book. As a result, it's a bit overlong. The movie is 90 min of Serpico not taking money & 30 min of Serpico telling everybody who wants to investigate to go to hell. Tony Roberts plays Tony Roberts, as usual. The Man of One Face.

Interestingly, the movie repeatedly shows Serpico as self-pitying & characters saying he's self-pitying. Imagine how self-pitying he was in real life.