- 1. Car 2118. Call greenpoint hospital.
- 2. Tell them we're bringing in
a wounded cop.
- 3. Eighth precinct. Yeah.
- 4. Jesus Christ
- 5. Guess who got shot.
- 6. Serpico.
- 7. Think a cop did it?
- 8. I know six cops said they'd like to.
- 9. - Hello?
- Burnham: Sidney?
- 10. New York times. Serpico's been shot.
- 11. - Oh, my god.
They're taking him to greenpoint.
- 12. I'll see you there.
- 13. Watch it.
- 14. To be a police officer
means to believe in the law.
- 15. And to enforce it impartially...
- 16. Respecting
the equality of all men...
- 17. And the dignity and worth
of every individual.
- 18. Every day your life
will be on the line ..
- 19. And also your character.
- 20. You'll need integrity, courage...
- 21. Nonesty, compassion, courtesy...
- 22. Perseverance and Patience.
- 23. You men are now prepared
to join the war against crime...
- 24. And put the theory you have learned
into practice on the streets.
- 25. The same time, the same place.
- 26. I already made out a 424.
- 27. - You covering this, lieutenant?
- Yes, chief green.
- 28. Who was with serpico?
- 29. - Heinemann and Julio.
- I want them interrogated.
- 30. I want this conducted as an official
- 31. Transcripts by 9 A.M.
- 32. Another thing,
I want a 24-hour guard on serpico.
- 33. Yes, sir.
You two over there.
- 34. Anthony sardo.
- 35. Ralph sidon.
- 36. Frank serpico.
- 37. Frankie!
- 38. (Set closer.
- 39. Patrolman serpico.
- 40. Upstairs. See the roll-call man.
- 41. Take a map.
Memorize your posts and sectors.
- 42. This week, 8 to 4. Next week,
4 to midnight. Grab an empty locker.
- 43. Any questions, the older guys
will fill you in. Good luck.
- 44. Yo. Eight o'clock.
- 45. Let's go. Come on,
gather round, let's go.
- 46. All right, settle down.
- 47. All right, there's a few announcements
today and two new men.
- 48. Now, on the board at my left,
you see squad one, blue sector.
- 49. Squad two, red sector.
Squad three, green sector.
- 50. Now, we want summonses,
- 51. I'll help the boys, Florence.
- 52. This is frank serpico, Charlie.
- 53. - Hello, frank.
- Hello, Charlie.
- 54. - How about some creamed chicken?
- Sounds good.
- 55. No, I think I'll have a...
- 56. How about a roast beef on roll?
- 57. Yeah, okay. You go through the line.
- 58. I'll bring it over.
- 59. Peluce
- 60. it's all fat here.
- 61. - I saw real lean beef over there.
- Come on, take it easy. Sit down.
- 62. - What's the matter?
- Don't be so fussy. It's free.
- 63. Well, I'm not fussy. I don't know
how I'm gonna eat this.
- 64. Listen, Charlie's an okay guy.
- 65. We give him a break
on double-parking on deliveries.
- 66. Couldn't I pay for it,
get what I want?
- 67. Frank, generally you just sort of take
what Charlie gives you.
- 68. Sector d, David, 1034.
Possible rape in progress.
- 69. Vicinity of p.S. 218,
grand Avenue and bq expressway.
- 70. Hey, Becker, aren't we gonna
- 71. Oh, relax, frank. It's not our sector.
- 72. It's on the borderline.
- 73. I'm gonna take it.
- 74. Uh, d sector, 1547, 10-4.
- 75. Oh, my god.
- 76. Hold it. Hold it. Hold it.
- 77. - Police officers.
- 78. Don't shoot, now. Be cool.
- 79. All right. Okay, put your guns away.
- 80. Put your guns away, man.
- 81. Come on, goddamn it. I said,
put them motherfucking guns away.
- 82. I'll cut her, goddamn fit.
- 83. Turn the motherfucking light out,
- 84. I'll cut her, man. I'll cut her.
- 85. Now, you just be cool, goddamn it.
Just be cool
- 86. all right. All right.
- 87. - All right. That's it.
- 88. The other one took his thing out.
- 89. He put it up to my mouth.
- 90. He held me down.
- 91. They said if I didn't do it...
- 92. They'd kill me.
- 93. She's gonna make
a hell of a withess
- 94. would you like a stretcher?
- 95. Muscles, he's all yours.
- 96. I'll call you from the hospital.
- 97. Okay, hard-on.
Who were your playmates?
- 98. Hey, frank, you want a piece of this?
- 99. No, I wanna fill out the arrest card.
- 100. Hey, Charlie.
- 101. Let me have five minutes with him.
- 102. Thanks.
- 103. Thank you, Charlie.
- 104. That prick really worked you over.
How do you feel?
- 105. How come you didn't stay
for the fun?
- 106. That's not my kind of fun.
- 107. Yeah
- 108. I wanna talk to you.
- 109. I wanna take you across the street.
Get you a cup of coffee.
- 110. Without cuffs
- 111. now, look...
- 112. I didn't touch you upstairs, right”?
- 113. You take off on me,
I'll put one in your back.
- 114. Understand?
- 115. Come on.
- 116. Goddamn shame you're gonna take
this whole rap yourself.
- 117. I don't know. Maybe you're guilty,
maybe you're not.
- 118. Maybe you just went along
for the ride.
- 119. I got a feeling you just went along.
- 120. You're the one who got caught.
- 121. You never even got your cock out.
- 122. - Put it in the report.
- It's in the report.
- 123. Look at you.
- 124. - I can't eat.
- No, you can't.
- 125. I don't understand you,
you know that?
- 126. What are you,
obligated to those guys?
- 127. Fuck it.
- 128. They left you holding the bag.
You don't owe them nothing.
- 129. They're gonna put you away,
you know that?
- 130. What can I get?
- 131. Oh, let's see. Kidnapping.
- 132. Sodomy. Rape.
- 133. Are you kidding me?
- 134. Hey.
- 135. You talk to me. Save yourself.
- 136. You're not gonna send
someone over? Look
- 137. McCoy, I get one,
I'm gonna lose the other.
- 138. Look, serpico, that's muscles' case.
He's off for a couple of days.
- 139. - I can't cut in.
- They're here now.
- 140. It'll keep.
- No, it won't.
- 141. Police officer. Hold it. Hold.
- 142. Turn around.
- 143. Owl
- 144. - spread!
- Come on, man. Come on.
- 145. Please take that gun from my head.
- 146. Turn around slow.
- 147. We'll take it from here, kid.
You don't have to hang around.
- 148. What are you talking about?
- 149. That's my collar.
- 150. We take the collar.
- 151. A collar like this don't look good
a patrolman takes it.
- 152. Now, wait a minute. I don't care
how it looks. I did the work.
- 153. I broke my ass on this,
it's my collar.
- 154. You really want the collar, kid”?
- 155. You know, you can be
brought up on charges.
- 156. You left your post.
You left the street.
- 157. Entered the schoolyard
- 158. That's just for openers,
- 159. No memo entry. Shit.
- 160. You'd be lucky to end up
with a reprimand.
- 161. We'll give you an assist
on the arrest, kid.
- 162. Jim, get out of the way.
What are you doing?
- 163. What you want me to do?
Go across the street?
- 164. - Hey, pasquale.
- 165. - How you doing?
- Okay. How you doing?
- 166. - Where's pop?
- Be back in a half-hour.
- 167. How's it going, Frankie?
- 168. Okay. I come to get my shoes.
- 169. - Yeah.
- Rev it up, rev it up.
- 170. - Oh, here they are.
- Frankie. How you doing?
- 171. Okay. Good job. Uh-huh.
- 172. Oh, you people do good work here.
- 173. So how you doing, Frankie”
- 174. you keep asking me that.
What's the matter with you? I'm okay.
- 175. Well, I thought you were coming over
to the house Saturday night.
- 176. Ah, I'm sorry, pasquale,
I couldn't make it.
- 177. Margaret invited marianne over.
Marianne was very disappointed...
- 178. Oh, now, that's... now, look...
- 179. I don't like that.
Really, don't invite people over...
- 180. If you're not sure I'm gonna come.
- 181. I mean it, now.
If I wanna see marianne, I'll call her.
- 182. What's going on
with you two anyway?
- 183. Hey, pasquale,
I'm gonna tell you something.
- 184. See, all day long
I work with cops, right?
- 185. Now, when I go out, I see marianne.
- 186. Her father's a cop.
- 187. Her brother's a cop.
Her uncle's a cop.
- 188. I got a feeling she's a cop too.
- 189. Come here.
- 190. How you doing on the job?
- 191. It's got its problems.
- 192. Mama tells me you're looking
for a new apartment. Is that true?
- 193. - Yeah.
- So where you going?
- 194. I don't know.
I'm looking around by school.
- 195. N.Y.u.? Greenwich village?
- 196. Yeah, greenwich village.
- 197. The old neighborhood's
not good enough?
- 198. Tell pop I was here.
- 199. Yeah. Frankie, Sunday?
- 200. Sunday what?
- 201. Dinner. Huh?
- 202. - Do me one favor. No marianne.
- I know. No marianne.
- 203. All right,
a couple of announcements.
- 204. "Announcing a course
in fingerprint identification...
- 205. To be given at John Jay college.
- 206. This is for those patrolmen...
- 207. Who wish to make themselves
eligible for assignment...
- 208. To the bureau
of criminal identification, b.C.I...
- 209. Which is generally considered to be
a path to a detective's gold shield.
- 210. Signed, captain mcguire.”
- 211. On the board on my left,
you see squad one.
- 212. Hot enough for you?
It's not the heat. It's the humidity.
- 213. I had a feeling
you were gonna say that.
- 214. Know how long
you're taking on that one?
- 215. Check one print category,
two, that's plenty.
- 216. I'm not gonna give a guy a "no record"
when he might have a record.
- 217. How long you been
with the b.C.L. Now, serpico?
- 218. All my life.
- 219. That's long enough
to know how we do things.
- 220. Barto. It's not just that.
- 221. You don't like me.
- 222. B.c.l. Never had a weirdo cop before.
- 223. Barto, stop bugging me.
- 224. Mama.
- 225. Frankie.
- 226. Mama.
- 227. Hey.
- 228. Wanna buy a puppy?
- 229. How about that, huh?
- 230. Where'd you get these dogs?
- 231. Oh, they're mine.
- 232. Want one for free?
- 233. Ah, no, I'll pay for it.
How much are they?
- 234. Five dollars.
- 235. You got it.
- 236. Okay, now, which one of you guys
wanna come with me?
- 237. What?
- 238. Come on.
- 239. - Listen, will you do me a favor?
- 240. Just watch the car and my stuff
over here because I'm moving in.
- 241. Yeah. - Thank you.
- 242. Don quixote.
- 243. Senorita land?
- 244. Mr. Serpico.
- 245. I got my horse here.
Maybe I can drop you someplace.
- 246. I'm going to work
at the caffe reggio.
- 247. Oh, caffe reggio.
- 248. That's fourth street and s.
- 249. - Macdougal and third.
- Macdougal and third.
- 250. - Yeah.
- Can I give you a lift?
- 251. Sure.
- 252. Jesus what's that?
- 253. Ah, you got your hands
on my money belt. Don't do that.
- 254. That's not a money belt.
That's a gun.
- 255. - Well, we gotta eat, don't we?
- Ha, ha.
- 256. What do you need a gun for?
- 257. I don't know.
Ever hear of barnum & Bailey?
- 258. - Yeah.
- Well, I'm their lion tamer.
- 259. - Come on.
- No, it's the truth.
- 260. I think you're full of shit.
- 261. What do you do?
- 262. Oh, me? I'm a...
I'm an actress, a singer...
- 263. - A dancer and a Buddhist.
- Oh, in that order?
- 264. I'm a cop. Would you believe that? Whoo!
- 265. No, I wouldn't believe it.
- 266. I eslie I eslie.
- 267. Yeah
- 268. those leaps that guy made,
what do you call them again?
- 269. - Jetés.
- 270. yeah
- 271. you try it.
- 272. All right, how do you start it?
What's your position?
- 273. Next life come on.
- 274. What are you reading now, serpico?
- 275. My life by Isadora Duncan.
- 276. She was a ballet dancer.
- 277. A belly dancer?
- 278. No ballet dancer.
- 279. Ballet you know ballet?
- 280. - A little.
- A little bit, huh?
- 281. - Yoou ever see one”?
- Not close.
- 282. I've been to the ballet. It's terrific.
- 283. I've been taking classes. Yeah?
- 284. Yeah. That's where I go
after I leave here.
- 285. - Yeah?
- Fantastic for your body.
- 286. - It builds you up.
- I can tell
- 287. - you noticed, huh?
- I noticed.
- 288. There's five positions.
You know that?
- 289. Five... you're being short-changed.
- 290. Oh, no, it's enough, believe me.
- 291. For what? “Watch.
- 292. See? This is the first position.
- 293. From this position,
I can do anything.
- 294. You wanna see”? Sure
- 295. here we go.
- 296. Lieutenant steiger, I need a...
- 297. Hey, turn off the lights.
- 298. Oh, potts. I wanted to read.
- 299. Positions, positions.
- 300. Positions like that
you don't see in a pretzel factory.
- 301. Now I gotta do my pee-pee
in the dark.
- 302. Oh, she's gotta be a nympho
with positions like that.
- 303. Hey, serpico, how can you piss
at a time like this?
- 304. Barto wants a specimen.
- 305. I'll look into this matter.
- 306. What do you got there? Here
- 307. Straight ahead.
- 308. - Straight ahead where?
- Third window down.
- 309. I don't see anything over there.
- 310. I et me see.
- 311. Oh, she just pulled down her shade.
- 312. - Ah.
- You're some kind of jinx, you know that?
- 313. That's right, blame me.
- 314. Hold it, serpico.
What were you two doing?
- 315. - What?
- In the shit house, in the dark.
- 316. Were you going down on him?
- 317. What are you talking about?
- 318. You gonna tell me
you were just doing a peeping Tom?
- 319. You were sucking his cock,
- 320. - What are you, crazy?
- I'll show you fucking crazy.
- 321. Last week I found a pair of shorts
with semen on them.
- 322. There.
- 323. You're actually accusing me of this?
- 324. Good morning, captain mcclain.
I'm officer serpico.
- 325. I was told I could talk to you, sir.
- 326. Certainly, son. Come in.
- 327. Lieutenant steiger
won't make a report.
- 328. He's too concerned with the image
of his department.
- 329. But it... it could affect
your future at the b.C.I.
- 330. Sir, I'll tell you, uh...
- 331. Frankly I don't see
any future there.
- 332. I mean, it's all bullshit
about it being a career path...
- 333. Toward being detective.
- 334. - I've been there two years now...
- And you want a transfer?
- 335. Yes, sir. But I don't wanna
go back to uniform.
- 336. I'll see what I can do, frank.
- 337. Francis.
- 338. You know about my weekend
retreats for catholic officers?
- 339. No
- 340. Well, you read that.
It might be of interest to you.
- 341. You are a catholic, aren't you?
- 342. Yeah. I was baptized.
- 343. (Good. Good.
- 344. Alfie, come on.
- 345. Paco. Oh, missed you, baby.
- 346. She's so crazy, that girl. I tell you.
- 347. Why "paco"?
- 348. Oh, all my friends call me paco.
- 349. Could you do me a favor?
- 350. Get my keys out of this pocket for me.
- 351. Well, uh, what will I call you?
- 352. Frank or, uh, paco?
- 353. Paco.
- 354. Leslie
- 355. - Sally, hi. Larry. This is paco.
- 356. - Hey, man.
Larry's a poet.
- 357. But he works
for an advertising agency.
- 358. And, uh, Sally's an actress,
but she works for a photographer.
- 359. Hello.
- Paco's a policeman.
- 360. - Oh, that's terrific.
- I work for the police department.
- 361. - Oh, hey. Wow, okay.
- That's really nice.
- 362. See you.
- 363. - How are you?
- Pat's 3 novelist.
- 364. But, uh, you're working for an insurance
- 365. - Yes, I am.
- Yeah. Paco's a policeman.
- 366. Really? How exciting.
- 367. Well, not too.
Right now, I'm filing fingerprints.
- 368. Listen, I file insurance policies.
- 369. We should get together, then.
File or something.
- 370. - Hey, that was an improvement.
- I wanna ask you something.
- 371. How come all your friends...
- 372. Are on their way to being
- 373. Think about that. I wanna ask you
something else too.
- 374. Will you do me a big favor?
- 375. Don't tell anybody I'm a cop.
- 376. You know, let me
just sort of do it myself.
- 377. Hey, man, are you really a cop?
- 378. Right. I am.
- 379. I eslie is a mind-fucker.
- 380. You gotta be kidding me.
I didn't know that.
- 381. What's a mind-fucker?
- 382. Well, that's a chick...
- 383. Who digs intellectual types
and super-bright guys.
- 384. Oh, yeah?
- 385. - Well, she's very perceptive.
- Ha, ha.
- 386. You know, Japanese culture
and theater and painting...
- 387. It's too rigidly stylized.
- 388. Well, you know...
- 389. Yeah, but...
- 390. I think after a while
- 391. when you get through that,
you start to appreciate the clarity.
- 392. You know, the authority.
- 393. I got a sheepdog. Yeah?
- 394. There have been sheepdogs
in my family...
- 395. Dating back for 16 generations.
- 396. Dating back to the borgias.
- 397. The family crest is a sheepdog...
- 398. - Pissing into a gondola.
- Ha. Oh, shit.
- 399. Paco, everybody loves you.
I love you.
- 400. Officer serpico reports.
- 401. That fucking thing on your lip, it goes.
And get a haircut.
- 402. - Uh, sir...
- That's an order.
- 403. You look like an asshole
- 404. Do I have the right of appeal, sir?
- 405. Go see captain tolkin.
You've got one foot in shit already.
- 406. - Put the other one in.
- Where might that be? I wonder, sir.
- 407. That is one hell of a mustache.
I wish I had the guts.
- 408. Well, I have what I consider to be
good reasons for wearing it, sir.
- 409. You don't have to tell me.
- 410. - But I'd like to.
- I thought so.
- 411. I think it's time that we started, uh,
to communicate more on the street, sir.
- 412. You know, the way it is,
we're totally isolated, sir.
- 413. I mean, we're completely out of touch
with what's happening.
- 414. An undercover cop
walks around in disguise...
- 415. Wearing black shoes and white
socks. Everybody knows who he is.
- 416. You made your point.
- 417. I want you to keep your mustache.
- 418. And I'd like you to patrol
in your own car.
- 419. Wear whatever you want.
How does that strike you?
- 420. I'd like that, sir.
- 421. To be honest,
I'm bucking for detective.
- 422. No shit
- 423. - no.
- Ha, ha.
- 424. Hold it.
- 425. What the hell are you doing?
- 426. Oh, Christ.
- 427. Hey!
- 428. I'm a police officer. Get over there.
- 429. Hey! It's me, serpico!
- 430. Hey, I'm a police officer.
- 431. I'm an officer. I'm a police officer.
- 432. Jesus, frank, how was I
supposed to recognize you?
- 433. - You stupid fuck.
- Frank, I didn't know you.
- 434. You didn't know me?
You fire without looking?
- 435. You fire without a warning?
Without a fucking brain in your head?
- 436. Oh, shit.
- 437. If I buy one, you motherfucker,
I'm not gonna buy it from you.
- 438. Holy shit, look at that mess.
- 439. Filling out forms till next month.
- 440. Hey, Jesus, frank...
- 441. I know it's a hell of a time
to ask you.
- 442. I'll have to go through
that ballistics bullshit.
- 443. You should.
“It'll look like hell
- 444. if I don't have anything
to show for it.
- 445. Frank, do me a favor.
- 446. Give us the collar?
- 447. You motherfucker.
- 448. You want the collar, huh?
- 449. You don't wanna
fill out forms, right?
- 450. (50 ahead.
- 451. - You're a buddy.
- Oh, I'm a buddy.
- 452. Only you tell tolkin I gave it to you.
- 453. I am passing out these marijuana
cigarettes for you to sample...
- 454. So that when you become
- 455. You'll be able to identify
the pungent aroma...
- 456. And recognize the disorienting
effect of the drug...
- 457. When you observe them
in narcotics suspects.
- 458. Among users of the drug...
- 459. A marijuana cigarette
is referred to as:
- 460. Reefer, stick, roach, joint.
- 461. The drug itself is referred to as:
- 462. - Pot, tea, boo, stuff, grass.
- 463. Hey, this is real good shit.
- 464. I gotta have something to eat.
Oh, look what it is. Look what it is.
- 465. It's a potato factory, is what it is.
I have to have some because I love it.
- 466. I have to have some of that.
We have nothing to...?
- 467. - I have to have a dime?
- The dime goes in the little slot there.
- 468. That doesn't work.
It's from the civil war, this machine.
- 469. Pull on it.
Doesn't doesn't doesn't.
- 470. Go ahead. Go ahead.
Shoot it out.
- 471. Please, I beg of you.
Come out, potatoes, come out.
- 472. You're pretty fucking weird for a cop.
- 473. You. What about you, buddy? Me?
- 474. - You're a fucking hippie.
- It's beautiful, though.
- 475. The two of us.
- 476. Give me. Unh!
- 477. Where you supposed to go
- 478. Nine-three precinct, plainclothes.
- 479. Put your gun away.
- 480. You?
- 481. I'm scheduled to go
on special assignment...
- 482. With the mayor's department
of investigations, detective squad.
- 483. That's a gold shield. Yeah
- 484. no four years in plainclothes?
- 485. - Who do you know?
- It's my business to know people.
- 486. People who can help.
- 487. Unfair.
- 488. Unfair.
- 489. Life is unfair, man.
- 490. I mean, look, you've got
a feel for the streets, and I, uh...
- 491. - I got a feel for the politics, I guess.
- Oh, yeah?
- 492. You and me in one Batmobile,
we could clean up the city in no time.
- 493. I wonder if we can get candy
out of this machine, though.
- 494. No, thanks.
- 495. Well, this is a good place to tell you,
- 496. You know that guy in Texas
I was telling you about?
- 497. Yeah
- 498. - what about him?
- I'm gonna marry him in two months.
- 499. Unless you marry me.
- 500. What about the, uh, theater
and your dancing?
- 501. A girl has to get married sometime.
- 502. Well, you're a long way
from "sometime," Leslie.
- 503. I thought you were committed.
- 504. - I am, but...
- 505. You are but 7?
- 506. I can go on working, studying there.
- 507. Where? Fort worth?
- 508. Amarillo
- 509. amarillo?
- 510. Well, am I invited to the wedding?
- 511. I'll ask Roy.
- 512. Yeah, it's pretty good
in this precinct.
- 513. Here you go.
- 514. Usually a 9-to-5 day is the best time
for policy and bookmaking.
- 515. But if you have to work nights,
like a liquor violation, just call in.
- 516. Don't worry about quotas right now.
- 517. A couple of hooker collars
will keep it cool.
- 518. Serpico...
- 519. Been holding this for you.
- 520. It's from Jewish Max.
- 521. First day on the precinct, I get that.
- 522. This 1s great, frank.
- 523. I can open a whole
can of peas with this.
- 524. It's scary.
- 525. - I wanna protect myself.
- 526. You know what we do with this?
- 527. We take it to inspector kellogg.
- 528. Kellogg? Yeah
- 529. kellogg? Didn't he used to be
- 530. Second highest ranking cop in the
whole department of investigations.
- 531. So what?
- 532. I happened to be instrumental
in getting the man his job.
- 533. He owes me, you understand?
- 534. He's the most honest cop
I know, frank.
- 535. Frank.
- 536. Trust me.
- 537. Things like this were common practice
in the bad old days.
- 538. Hard to believe it's still going on.
- 539. Serpico, don't you think
it's kind of stupid...
- 540. Taking an envelope from somebody
you didn't know?
- 541. What was I supposed to do?
I mean, give me...
- 542. - How would I know what was in it?
- 543. You have two alternatives:
- 544. Force me to take you to
the commissioner of investigations.
- 545. - He'll drag you in front of a grand jury.
- I don't want that.
- 546. Oh, I can understand that.
- 547. Word will get out.
- 548. Before it's all over.
- 549. They'll find you facedown
in the east river.
- 550. What's the other alternative?
- 551. Forget it.
- 552. Well, what do I do with this?
- 553. Hey, sarge?
- 554. (Got a minute?
- 555. Yeah
- 556. a colored cop gave me this.
I didn't know what to do with it
- 557. Well, I'll send it on
to the benevolent association.
- 558. Alfie
- 559. Is that bjorling?
- 560. No it's di Stefano.
- 561. I was sure it was bjorling.
- 562. No
- 563. You can hear it better over here.
- 564. - That's an invitation, right”?
- 565. With coffee.
- 566. I have to take a rain check.
I'm due at the hospital.
- 567. Why don't you call in sick?
- 568. Not me.
- 569. You dedicated or something?
- 570. That's right, I'm dedicated.
- 571. - Most men can't stand it.
- Well, what do they know?
- 572. I like your garden.
- 573. Hey.
- 574. Love my garden.
- 575. Okay. I love your garden.
- 576. You know what they say, don't you?
- 577. No, what do they say?
- 578. If you love a man's garden,
you gotta love the man.
- 579. You like her, Alfie?
- 580. All I can tell you, sir,
is I gave it back.
- 581. I gotta get out of the 93.
- 582. Well, what happened
on your, uh, narcotics application?
- 583. It looked like it was set until I told them
I was in plainclothes, and that was it.
- 584. It was like the kiss of death. They think
everybody in clothes is on the take.
- 585. Sir, do you know anything
about the Bronx 7th division?
- 586. I mean, I can go there if I want.
But if it's the same shit, screw it.
- 587. I'd rather answer phones, uh, for Spanish
communications unit and go nuts.
- 588. Come on, Alfie.
- 589. Frank.
- 590. Did anyone ever tell you that you
have a tendency towards self-pity?
- 591. - No, you're the first.
- All right.
- 592. Frank, I have a friend up there.
Roy Palmer, an administrative officer.
- 593. I'll speak with him.
- 594. - Good. Thank you, sir.
- Bye, frank.
- 595. - God bless you.
- 596. - Serpico: Yeah?
- Mcclain: Frank?
- 597. - Uh, captain mcclain here.
- Oh, captain mcclain.
- 598. - Could you hold on a minute, please?
- 599. Yeah. Sorry. Frank
- 600. I, uh, saw inspector Palmer tonight.
- 601. And he assures me the 7th division
is as clean as a hound's tooth.
- 602. His words, frank.
"Clean as a hound's tooth"
- 603. - oh, yeah?
/ told him he'd get a hard worker.
- 604. Wears a beard, speaks Spanish...
- 605. And would make a superb
undercover man. He was delighted.
- 606. That's good news, sir. Thank you.
- 607. - Thank you very much.
Goodbye, frank. God bless.
- 608. When did you start doing that?
- 609. Mcclain says that Palmer says...
- 610. That the 7th is
"as clean as a hound's tooth."
- 611. Well, if that's true,
your problems are over.
- 612. Plainclothes division?
- 613. Upstairs.
- 614. Hey, frank. Keough.
- 615. - How are you? Good to see you.
- 616. We heard you were coming.
- 617. Hey, listen, say hello to Nate Smith,
- 618. - Jamie morales, frank serpico.
- 619. Hey, baby, you'll love it here.
- 620. I'll see youse later, right”?
Take 3 little ride with me.
- 621. - I gotta make a collar.
I should check in first.
- 622. Fuck that come on.
- 623. Ten on Dallas, if Minnesota.
- 624. Green bay, 12 and a half...
- 625. You dumb fuck.
We told you this location's hot.
- 626. - We told you to stay the fuck out.
- 627. Nobody told me. Honest.
- 628. Bullshit
- 629. - come on, let's take a walk.
- 630. - All right, a c-note apiece.
- No way.
- 631. We got a complaint, right, frank?
- 632. All right, make it 200, keough.
- 633. Hey, what are you, getting cheap
in your old age, bambino?
- 634. Three. Three?
- 635. You heard me.
- 636. - All right, 3.
- I'll tell you what. I'll make it light.
- 637. Hey, frank. Yeah
- 638. you wanna write this up?
- 639. No, I'm gonna check in.
- 640. Take the collar. Get on the sheet.
- 641. I better check in.
- 642. Hey, frank.
- 643. We gotta have a little talk later,
- 644. That dumb schmuck only came up
with 2 bills because I booked him.
- 645. Here you go, frank.
- 646. No, it was your collar. Keep it.
- 647. I had a hunch
you weren't gonna take it.
- 648. You know, Frankie, we got a call
about you from downtown.
- 649. Now, I ain't saying who.
- 650. They just said
you couldn't be trusted, you know.
- 651. - Because I don't take money, right?
- Hey, frank.
- 652. Face it. Who can trust a cop
who don't take money?
- 653. I mean, you are pretty weird,
you know, kid.
- 654. And with that call, the guys were
getting a little worried.
- 655. I told them you're okay,
I knew you from the old 21.
- 656. You'd never hurt another cop.
- 657. Right?
- 658. You'd never hurt another cop,
would you, frank?
- 659. - That'd depend on what he did.
- That's the wrong answer, Frankie.
- 660. Frankie.
- 661. We're not doing anything bad here.
Skimming a little gambling money.
- 662. It's clean. It's not dope.
- 663. It hurts nobody.
- 664. Frank.
- 665. A gambler is a gentleman.
They're gonna operate anyhow, right?
- 666. You don't have to explain yourself.
You do what you gotta do.
- 667. - Want some tea?
- No, I don't like that shit.
- 668. How about coffee, huh?
- 669. What's the matter, frank?
What are you worried about?
- 670. Listen, we don't go overboard here.
- 671. We're not sloppy, we're careful.
The spics, the niggers, we bust them.
- 672. They operate so dumb and sloppy.
- 673. They get your ass in hot water.
- 674. But the Italians,
now, that's a different story.
- 675. They're men of their word.
They're reliable, Frankie.
- 676. - Really got it analyzed, huh.
- You're fucking right I got it analyzed.
- 677. You know how much
the nut's running now, Frankie?
- 678. - No, I wouldn't know that.
- Eight hundred dollars a month.
- 679. That's 800 clams every time
your girlfriend gets the curse.
- 680. Tax free.
- 681. Now, here's the beauty.
You don't get it the first eight weeks.
- 682. Till the guys get to know you,
and you're okay.
- 683. But you don't lose either.
- 684. Because you get it on the other end
when you leave the division.
- 685. Frankie, it's like severance pay.
- 686. Think it over, all right? In or out.
- 687. Look at me. Shaking.
- 688. All my life I wanted to be a cop.
It's like I can remember nothing else.
- 689. I remember this one time.
- 690. There was, uh...
- 691. Something happened.
A domestic argument or something.
- 692. Somebody stabbed somebody.
- 693. And.
- 694. There was this crowd
around this tenement.
- 695. I must've been 9, 10 years old.
I was this big.
- 696. I went over to see what was going on.
I noticed a red light...
- 697. Going around and around.
- 698. All these people, and I couldn't see.
- 699. And I kept saying:
- 700. "You know what's going on?
Do you know?"
- 701. Nobody knew.
- 702. And it was, like,
the big mystery behind that...
- 703. That crowd there.
- 704. All of a sudden _.
- 705. The crowd just parted.
- 706. And there were these guys in blue.
And I said:
- 707. "They know."
- 708. What do they know?
What do they know?
- 709. It's amazing.
- 710. It's incredible.
- 711. But I feel like a criminal
because I don't take money.
- 712. You get so tense
when you talk about it.
- 713. - I wonder why.
- Come here.
- 714. Right there. Here?
- 715. Uh-huh.
- 716. - I'm gonna ask you a question, okay?
- 717. Do you like cops?
- 718. You're my first.
- 719. No, I mean,
all this shit I've been telling you.
- 720. - Do you believe it?
- Why not?
- 721. - Does it shock you?
- Not much
- 722. what's the matter with me?
- 723. Everybody knows about cops.
- 724. Did you ever hear
the story the wise king?
- 725. No. But I got the feeling
I'm gonna hear it.
- 726. Well, there was this king,
and he ruled over his kingdom.
- 727. - Yeah.
- Right in the middle of the kingdom...
- 728. There was a well.
That's where everybody drank.
- 729. - Mm-hm.
- One night...
- 730. This witch came along.
- 731. And she poisoned the well.
- 732. Ah
- 733. And the next day, everybody
drank from it except the king.
- 734. And they all went crazy.
- 735. They got together in the street
and they said:
- 736. "We gotta get rid of the king
because the king is mad."
- 737. Uh-oh. - Ha, ha.
- 738. And then that night, he went down
and he drank from the well
- 739. and the next day
all the people rejoiced...
- 740. Because their king had regained
- 741. You're trying to tell me something.
- 742. Yeah
- 743. Frank, say hello to somebody.
Hey, grab your cocks and grab your socks.
- 744. - What the fuck is this?
- 745. Frank serpico.
Say hello to Don rubello.
- 746. He's gonna be your new partner.
- 747. Look, if you don't wanna work with
this fucking nut for some reason...
- 748. I'll buddy up with him, all right?
- 749. And go through all that crap
changing assignments? No, no.
- 750. We'll be okay. We're paisanos, eh”?
- 751. - What's with the fucking mouse?
- He's my partner.
- 752. - Partner?
He's specially trained.
- 753. He goes to track down heroin.
- 754. Let him loose.
He goes into the hole, brings it back...
- 755. Sniffs it out, brings it to you.
- 756. Yeah, I heard of that.
- 757. - You heard of that?
- 758. this guy I'm looking for, Vernon.
- 759. He's a numbers collector
who ain't been meeting his obligations.
- 760. He won't be hard to spot.
He's a mover. This is prime time.
- 761. Since we're partners,
you gotta know the situation.
- 762. Straight off.
- 763. I collect for the division.
- 764. Me and two other bagmen.
- 765. That's what keough
was sort of hinting at.
- 766. Yeah, the three of us pick up
the payoff twice a month.
- 767. Hey. Look, there he is.
- 768. Son of a bitch!
- 769. Look out! Oh, my god!
- 770. Where's the money?
- 771. You been jerking me around, you fuck. Huh?
- 772. I know I'm behind now, man.
- 773. Three times
you never show, right?
- 774. I'll have it for you tonight.
- 775. I swear. I'll have it for you tonight.
Don't bust me.
- 776. The last time, Vernon. The last time.
- 777. You fuck me and you're gone,
you hear? You hear, huh? Huh?
- 778. See you at the domino. Midnight.
- 779. And you better have $300, you fuck.
You hear? Right?
- 780. Right?
- 781. All right, frank.
- 782. Huh? Huh? Heh.
- 783. I keep this place for socializing.
- 784. Someday I'll get a couple
of broads, huh? Have a little party.
- 785. Make some ice.
Booze is right over here.
- 786. Look, Don.
- 787. If I was broke, if I had a family,
I don't know.
- 788. But I'm not broke,
and I don't have a family.
- 789. Why stick my neck out,
know what I mean?
- 790. It's already out, frank,
not taking the money.
- 791. Better the other guys
don't know that
- 792. hey, I tell you what I'll do.
- 793. I'll hold your share for you, huh?
- 794. You change your mind,
it'll be right in here.
- 795. Right in here.
Right down to the penny, huh?
- 796. I ook at that.
- 797. - What are you drinking?
- Give me a scotch.
- 798. Next thing I wanna do, get a color TV,
you know, for the games.
- 799. Heh. Hey, how about some gin,
penny a point?
- 800. Hello, frank. Get in.
- 801. My god, frank.
This is confidential.
- 802. He's a police officer.
- 803. - I thought maybe he could sit in.
- No, absolutely not.
- 804. All right, all right.
- 805. Frank, I notified commissioner Delaney
about everything you told me.
- 806. He wants you to stay
right where you are...
- 807. And continue to collect information.
Then you'll be his eyes and his ears.
- 808. He said he was delighted that, quote:
- 809. "A man of integrity had surfaced,”
- 810. When do I hear from him?
- 811. Well, he said he'd reach out for you
when the time comes.
- 812. - "Reach out"?
- 813. See, my situation's
pretty fucking sticky up there.
- 814. - What am I supposed to do? Wait?
- You must have Patience, frank.
- 815. - Yeah, but it's pretty fucking St...
- Patience and faith.
- 816. When a man like the commissioner
says he'll get in touch with you...
- 817. He'll get in touch with you.
- 818. Goodbye, son. God bless you.
- 819. All right, now.
- 820. Marinda's too hot. We gotta
lay off him for a couple of months.
- 821. And Falco's got two runners
he ain't paying for.
- 822. Check that fucking guy out, huh?
Hey, Frankie, how are you?
- 823. Listen, rubello's being transferred.
You'll have to work with a new bagman.
- 824. Al Sarno, I want you to meet frank
serpico. This will be your new man.
- 825. Hi. Hi
- 826. you know that operation down
by hunt's point, the new one?
- 827. What are we gonna do?
Who do we give it to?
- 828. You the new bagman, you prick?
- 829. What happened to rubello,
you son of a bitch?
- 830. - You mother...
Wait a minute.
- 831. You know, frank,
sometimes I ask myself:
- 832. "What the fuck am I doing?”
- 833. You know, if this ever came out...
- 834. Christ, my family...
- 835. My daughter.
- 836. She just started
with the San Francisco opera.
- 837. Chorus.
- 838. Took a lot of money.
- 839. I once tried to pull out.
- 840. Christ, they were all over me.
- 841. So you...
- 842. Just go along.
- 843. Unless you're willing
to go back to uniform duty.
- 844. Shit. How the money rolls in.
- 845. - Here. Let me give you yours now.
- No, I'm not on.
- 846. - What do you mean, you're not on?
- I'm not on, I don't take money.
- 847. - Some gag. Here.
- No, I told you straight.
- 848. I don't take money. That's the truth.
- 849. Your nut.
- 850. Where's it been going?
- 851. All right, then, sir.
I'll go to Delaney myself, then.
- 852. That would not be advisable, frank.
- 853. You don't understand, captain.
You see, it's been weeks, not a word.
- 854. I understand perfectly, frank.
- 855. - No, but... now they know I'm not on.
- I've done all I can do.
- 856. Goodbye, frank.
- 857. He's out
- 858. won't do another fucking thing.
- 859. Blair, I'm telling you, nothing's
gonna happen from the inside.
- 860. The top guys have been cops
- 861. - You haven't heard from Delaney?
- No, not a fucking word.
- 862. Are you willing to go
outside the department?
- 863. Where could we go?
- 864. Would you believe
the mayor's office?
- 865. - The mayor's office”?
- His right-hand man.
- 866. A guy named Jerry berman
- 867. You knew I know somebody.
That's the somebody I know.
- 868. And he cares, frank.
He really cares.
- 869. You know what we're doing? Yeah
- 870. - we're going outside the department.
- That's right.
- 871. Dynamite. Every plainclothes man
in the division.
- 872. And one, maybe two, lieutenants?
- 873. Heh. That's... that is dynamite.
- 874. That is incredible.
- 875. That is 150...
- 876. That is $250,000 a year,
but that is just one precinct.
- 877. That is amazing.
- 878. See, what I feel is needed here is,
you know, like, a real investigation.
- 879. And I am sure that the mayor
will see this immediately.
- 880. Mcclain and Delaney,
they have done nothing?
- 881. Oh, man, that is amazing.
- 882. Another... another thing, see...
- 883. In a couple of days, they're
gonna have a meeting of the pad.
- 884. - Frank is in a very tough spot.
- I can see that.
- 885. Rumors. See, I have heard rumors.
But never touching it directly.
- 886. And for an on-the-line cop
to come forward like this is beautiful.
- 887. Really, frank, I mean,
you have my respect...
- 888. And my sympathy for what you've
been going through, man. Wow.
- 889. Hello, this is Jerry berman.
Is he there?
- 890. All right, I'll hold on.
- 891. Well?
- 892. Tell me what happened, paco.
- 893. I'd like a drink.
- 894. That guy's gonna go to the mayor.
- 895. - To the mayor.
- Ha, ha.
- 896. Come here, Alfie. We're all gonna go
to the mayor together, you know that?
- 897. I couldn't be any more embarrassed.
- 898. It's like a personal defeat.
- 899. However.
- 900. There are priorities.
- 901. What are the priorities, Jerry?
- 902. The priorities are a long,
hot summer ahead
- 903. and riots are expected.
- 904. And the mayor cannot
alienate the police force.
- 905. Now, in the fall...
- 906. Now, in the fall, it may be possible
to take another look at the situation.
- 907. All right, all right. I'm sorry.
- 908. Frank.
- 909. All rotten
- 910. chickenshit.
- 911. The whole fucking system's corrupt.
- 912. - Who's there?
It's me, frank, I gotta talk to you.
- 913. You know, frank, you're behaving like
a goddamn child, do you hear?
- 914. Let him in.
- 915. You let him in.
- 916. Hi. - Hello.
- 917. I'm sorry, frank, I'm sorry
I got you into the whole thing.
- 918. Bullshit. I got me
into this whole thing.
- 919. "Wow,"amazing,"
- 920. "Dynamite."priorities, priorities."
- 921. You and your big-deal friends.
- 922. Your contacts,
your big bullshit names.
- 923. Bob Blair, the big operator
from Princeton. Huh?
- 924. The mystery man with connections,
the line to the mayor.
- 925. Who do you think you are,
you son of a bitch?
- 926. You come looking for help, whining,
with your humble-pie act...
- 927. The Saint, the injured innocent.
- 928. Who told you the department or the
whole world was a boy scout camp?
- 929. What do you expect,
for chrissake? A magician?
- 930. A big daddy? White knight rides
in on a horse, snaps his fingers...
- 931. - You keep talking.
- The world turns white.
- 932. While the pope's choir sings
"ave Maria"? Is that it?
- 933. I tried to help you.
- 934. You're gonna blame me because those
bastards don't wanna get involved?
- 935. - I got my head handed to me.
- Where's your head?
- 936. On your shoulders, I see.
You don't look so hot.
- 937. What's all this shit over here?
- 938. Get ready to blow up again.
I got another idea.
- 939. You and your ideas
are as full of shit as you are.
- 940. Right on cue.
- Right on cue.
- 941. We could talk to foreman,
the commissioner of investigations.
- 942. Another guy.
We got another guy here.
- 943. We could even talk to a guy I know
on the the New York times.
- 944. Oh, that's terrific.
- 945. (So to the times.
- 946. Every time I talk to you, Blair, 20 more
people know about it, you know that?
- 947. Frank, it's safe. “It's safe?
- 948. - My ass on the line, it's safe?
- Your ass is already on the line.
- 949. That's my business, all right?
You don't trust me?
- 950. - I don't trust you.
- Go fuck yourself.
- 951. Fuck you.
- 952. Look, when I come home,
I want a house clean.
- 953. - Don't take it out on me, paco.
- I'm not. I don't wanna pick up shit.
- 954. Honey?
- 955. Come to bed.
- 956. - Hello, frank.
- Hey, frank.
- 957. All right, we all know
what this is about, right?
- 958. So without any bullshit,
frank, what was happening...
- 959. Between you and Don rubello?
- 960. Simple. I didn't take any money,
I don't take money.
- 961. Rubello said if I changed
my mind, he would hold my share.
- 962. Uh, he'd give it back to me.
- 963. - I didn't change my mind.
- Conniving bastard.
- 964. All right, look, I'll handle rubello.
- 965. I'll get back the money he took.
But this ain't gonna happen again.
- 966. From now on, no more three bagmen.
- 967. Starting today, every one of you fucks
makes his own collections.
- 968. - No stops, no bread. Okay?
- 969. - Right.
- You got it.
- 970. What about you, frank?
I'll make up what Don took from you.
- 971. Why should I start now?
- 972. Everybody would feel a lot better
- 973. You can always give it
to charity, frank.
- 974. Look, frank. What do you say,
100 a month just for expenses?
- 975. For my secretary and my
business lunches, entertainment?
- 976. All right, all right.
- 977. We split frank's share from now on.
- 978. You're a schmuck, frank.
- 979. If they would take all that energy, see,
and put it into straight police work...
- 980. We'd have the city cleaned in a week.
It'd be cleaned up, there'd be no crime.
- 981. If I could work alone,
that's the thing, see.
- 982. If I could just get... work alone.
- 983. They don't like that.
They don't want that.
- 984. - They wanna suck you in.
You go over the same thing, paco.
- 985. They're so fucking corrupt.
- 986. Nobody giving a shit.
There's gotta be a way to wipe it out.
- 987. - Goddamn it, there's gotta be a way.
- Let's get out for a while, huh?
- 988. - Let's go to a movie.
- Quit handling me.
- 989. What are you doing? Go to a movie.
How am I gonna go?
- 990. You know they'd kill me
if they knew?
- 991. - You think that hasn't happened?
- Either you're exploding or catatonic.
- 992. - I can't stand it, paco.
- You don't give a shit, right?
- 993. All I care about is you.
That's all that matters to me.
- 994. That's why it hurts so much.
I can't stand to see you like this.
- 995. Scared, miserable,
dreading to go to work.
- 996. It's tearing me apart.
- 997. And then I get sick of hearing
about it, and I start hating myself.
- 998. You didn't like my being a cop,
so don't give me that. You never did.
- 999. I love you, paco.
- 1000. I wanna marry you.
I wanna have children with you.
- 1001. - Goddamn it! I hate it!
- If you hate it so much...
- 1002. - Why don't you get out.
- Why don't you!
- 1003. - It's crossed my mind.
- Well, do it.
- 1004. What do you got?
- 1005. - Would you bust whitey?
- Try me. Try me.
- 1006. This guy's heavy.
- 1007. He's Italian. Mobbed up.
- 1008. - Still interested?
- Stop fucking around.
- 1009. I'm not in the mood. Come on.
- 1010. He's a loan shark.
Runs a big numbers operation.
- 1011. This mother's so cocksure
- 1012. he picks up his own slips
while he's collecting his loans.
- 1013. Where's the drop?
- 1014. Hold it.
- 1015. I'm a police officer.
- 1016. Wait a minute.
- 1017. You're under arrest.
- 1018. - Hell, I thought you was some junkie.
- Yeah, I'll take that wad in your pocket.
- 1019. - You're a riot, kid.
- I know, I'm a joke. What do you got?
- 1020. What's that?
- 1021. Put that away, or you're in more
trouble. Give me the keys to your car.
- 1022. Where they been hiding you, kid?
- 1023. Wouldn't you like to know?
- 1024. Hold this guy for booking.
Get a rap sheet on him.
- 1025. I'm gonna search his car.
- 1026. Where's corsaro?
- 1027. Smith took him upstairs.
- 1028. I swear to god I thought this guy
was some fucking junkie.
- 1029. You know, listen, Rudy,
you should see some of the...
- 1030. Hey, you.
- 1031. Hey, who? You.
- 1032. - Get over here and empty your pockets.
- I don't do that.
- 1033. You're my prisoner, you do
what I tell you. Get over here.
- 1034. - He's gonna get nasty about it.
- You're fucking right.
- 1035. Frank, cool it, huh?
- 1036. Don't play me, motherfucker.
- 1037. Frank. Hey, frank.
Rudy's on, he's good people.
- 1038. Stay the fuck out of this!
- 1039. What's this? What's this?
- 1040. Serpico.
- 1041. (Got that record check on corsaro.
- 1042. Wanna read something?
- 1043. It's about your pal corsaro.
- 1044. Here, read it. Read it.
- 1045. He did 15 years. You know what for?
- 1046. For killing a cop.
He's a fucking cop-killer.
- 1047. Good to see you.
- I've had it. I'm finished
- 1048. - what's wrong?
- I can't take it, I gotta get out.
- 1049. If I have to go back to uniform,
I'm going back.
- 1050. I can't wait for Delaney,
and I can't play their game.
- 1051. - I'm right in the middle.
- The commissioner didn't get in touch?
- 1052. No, he didn't get in touch with me.
No investigation, no undercover work.
- 1053. I had no idea, frank.
- 1054. Well, captain, I think it's only fair to
tell you I've been to outside agencies.
- 1055. - I'm gonna go to more if I have to.
- What outside agencies?
- 1056. Holy mother of god.
- 1057. Frank, we wash
our own laundry around here.
- 1058. - You could be charged for this.
- I thought so...
- 1059. - But we do not wash our own laundry.
- You are in trouble, serpico.
- 1060. I don't care. I don't care
who gets it, including myself.
- 1061. - If I have to go to outside agencies...
- You stay away from outside agencies.
- 1062. - Where am I gonna go?
- Stay away.
- 1063. - Where am I gonna go?
- Wait until you hear from me.
- 1064. - Been waiting.
- I'll get back to you.
- 1065. That's not enough.
- I'll get back.
- 1066. Where am I gonna go?
- 1067. It's my life, you fuck!
- 1068. Serpico.
- 1069. See inspector Palmer.
- 1070. For this precinct,
cases reported of murder...
- 1071. 14 for August,
20 for September, 20 for...
- 1072. Serpico.
- 1073. Inspector Palmer?
- 1074. Deputy chief inspector daley
and inspector Gilbert...
- 1075. Are waiting to see you.
- 1076. You wanna come to my office.
- 1077. Captain mcclain called me.
- 1078. I briefed inspector daley and
inspector Gilbert on your allegations.
- 1079. Now, the obvious question is this:
In all these months
- 1080. why didn't you come to us?
- 1081. Well
- 1082. uh
- 1083. I never met these gentlemen
- 1084. Uh, you told...
- 1085. I mean, you... you...
- 1086. You told captain mcclain that the
division was clean as a hound's tooth
- 1087. you think you're the only honest cop
on the force, serpico?
- 1088. My record's clear.
- 1089. Inspector Gilbert's come
from the commissioner's.
- 1090. Confidential investigation unit.
- 1091. Well, then you must
have heard something.
- 1092. I don't understand.
- 1093. Commissioner Delaney has known
about this from the beginning.
- 1094. I didn't hear a thing.
- 1095. But, uh, I understand your frustration,
frank, believe me. Heh.
- 1096. I mean, it's, uh, sort of like trying to
punch your way out of a paper bag, right?
- 1097. What outside agencies
have you been to, frank?
- 1098. I don't see how that's pertinent
to my allegations.
- 1099. I think we ought to ask serpico
directly if he's gonna cooperate or not.
- 1100. - Come on, George.
- We've gotta know...
- 1101. If there's any real basis
for an investigation.
- 1102. Well, I... I'll have to think that...
- 1103. I'll have to think about that.
- 1104. What is there to think about?
- 1105. I don't see how the division
can investigate itself.
- 1106. You got a point there.
- 1107. But you would cooperate
with an impartial investigation, right?
- 1108. Yeah. Up to a point.
- 1109. As long as I'm not involved.
- 1110. I just wanna go someplace
where I can do my job.
- 1111. That's fair enough.
- 1112. We'll be in touch.
- 1113. Inspector Palmer,
can I see you a minute?
- 1114. Was it necessary to let everyone know
I was coming here to see these guys?
- 1115. You believe that a full-scale
investigation is warranted?
- 1116. Yes, commissioner Delaney.
- 1117. Goto it
- 1118. but, sir...
- 1119. Shouldn't headquarters
handle something like this?
- 1120. No
- 1121. You're all experienced men.
- 1122. Chief Gallagher here will be
available for consultation.
- 1123. Commissioner, uh...
- 1124. Serpico claims that, uh...
- 1125. Inspector mcclain talked to you
about this whole thing some time ago.
- 1126. Yes
- 1127. I seem to remember
something about that.
- 1128. We can't set up a surveillance on
somewhere over by crotona park.
- 1129. We need a location.
- 1130. I've given you 36 locations
that are paying off.
- 1131. Now, what do you want? The whole
thing signed, sealed, delivered?
- 1132. You're conducting
this investigation, not me.
- 1133. All right, frank. Lieutenant Smith.
Let's get back to him.
- 1134. Lieutenant Smith.
I ieutenant Smith said to me
- 1135. if I didn't want the money,
that he would stash it in his attic.
- 1136. - I'll have him transferred.
- Fuck him. How about transferring me?
- 1137. Serpico.
- 1138. I hear you've been
vouchering pad money...
- 1139. Over to a confidential
- 1140. Oh, yeah?
- 1141. How can I voucher money
when I don't take any?
- 1142. You won't find anything on serpico.
- 1143. He's clean.
- 1144. Right?
- 1145. - Hmm?
- You practicing your frisk?
- 1146. No
- 1147. I'm looking to buy
a used tape recorder.
- 1148. Wear a wire?
They're feeling me up every day.
- 1149. - How am I gonna wear a wire?
- Come on, frank.
- 1150. Look, wearing a wire means testifying
to corroborate the tape, right? Right.
- 1151. I'm not testifying.
- 1152. I gotta put a dime
in the parking meter.
- 1153. Franklin, put a dime in the
parking meter for serpico.
- 1154. Hey, frank.
- 1155. Frank, uh, you know Herman tauber,
- 1156. Yeah, I watch television.
- 1157. Frank, I wanna compliment you
for coming forward like this.
- 1158. It's... it's unique.
It's uniquely unique.
- 1159. You should be proud of yourself.
- 1160. There's gonna be a grand jury
on these shit heels
- 1161. with frank serpico
as my star witness.
- 1162. Mr. Tauber, you and everybody
in this room can go to hell...
- 1163. Because I'm not testifying.
- 1164. Wait, wait, wait. Just a second,
frank, you have nothing to fear.
- 1165. - You're not gonna be singled out.
- I'm not afraid.
- 1166. I don't give a fuck who knows...
- 1167. If it meant something, but this
investigation is bullshit. It's bullshit.
- 1168. You're not after corruption in the
department, the division, the Bronx.
- 1169. A few flunky cops thrown to the wolves
to protect Delaney and those guys...
- 1170. Who known about this shit and won't
do a thing. That's why I won't testify.
- 1171. Hey, what's this?
- 1172. Exactly what it says.
- 1173. - I'm splitting.
- I never read anything so stupid.
- 1174. "I'm leaving. If you wanna
discuss it, I'll be at Felix's."
- 1175. I didn't feel like another
- 1176. I figured you wouldn't
be able to shout.
- 1177. I can shout anywhere.
- 1178. I won't shout.
- 1179. Sit down, sit down.
- 1180. It's just gonna go on and on, paco.
It isn't gonna get any better.
- 1181. And if you quit,
somehow I'll be blamed.
- 1182. How could you leave
the man you love?
- 1183. The future father of your kids?
- 1184. You never said anything like that
to me before.
- 1185. And if I come back.
- 1186. You won't say it again.
- 1187. You wanna be free and unattached
- 1188. 10 go on fighting for your cause
and keep torturing yourself.
- 1189. My "cause”...
- 1190. Oh, paco.
- 1191. I felt so safe with you...
- 1192. So loving.
- 1193. Stay with me, Laurie.
- 1194. - Come on, stay with me.
- Oh, no.
- 1195. What am I doing?
- 1196. I owe you for that, huh”? Here.
- 1197. Here's $2.
- 1198. I aurie.
- 1199. What are you doing?
- 1200. Do you wanna walk away,
or should 1?
- 1201. I'm not gonna walk away.
- 1202. It's finished.
- 1203. Who do you think you are, pulling
that "no testifying" bullshit on me?
- 1204. Chief green, I know your reputation.
- 1205. Look, maybe if you were borough
commander when this thing started...
- 1206. Run this investigation yourself,
I'd feel different about testifying.
- 1207. The truth is,
you're coming in after the fact.
- 1208. Cut the crap.
You're like a quiff who says...
- 1209. She won't, she will,
then she won't.
- 1210. Yeah, I'm like a quiff who's been
fucked over for a year and a half...
- 1211. By guys like kellogg,
- 1212. - I'm not kellogg, mcclain or Delaney.
- Frank, it won't be just flunky cops.
- 1213. This is only the beginning.
- 1214. This could be the biggest thing
since the Harry gross case.
- 1215. And meanwhile where am I?
I'm out there alone.
- 1216. Who gives a fuck about that?
I'm totally isolated in the department.
- 1217. - I don't have a friend.
- Don't give me that.
- 1218. I've been putting cops away
for 30 years.
- 1219. My name's an obscenity on
every shit-house wall in every precinct.
- 1220. I've observed that, sir.
- 1221. "Friends." I fought my way up as a Jew
in the days you're supposed to have...
- 1222. An uncircumcised shamrock
between your legs.
- 1223. I have this nightmare: I'm on fifth ave.,
watching St. Patrick's day parade.
- 1224. I have a coronary, and 9000 cops
march happily over my body. Friends.
- 1225. I haven't got a friend in the force.
- 1226. I'll be your friend, chief.
- I'm not looking for any.
- 1227. - I'll make an exception in your case.
You're a good cop.
- 1228. Stop being a prima Donna,
just cut out the shticklech.
- 1229. I don't understand, you know.
How am I being a prima Donna?
- 1230. - I wanna protect myself.
- 1231. We're gonna get the indictments.
You're gonna have to testify.
- 1232. Ready on the right.
Ready on the left.
- 1233. Ready on the firing line.
- 1234. What are you gonna tell
the grand jury, Frankie?
- 1235. Depends on what they ask me.
- 1236. Suppose they ask you
who's taking money.
- 1237. What I don't know, I don't know.
- 1238. But you do know, frank.
- 1239. Look, Frankie, I like you. I don't
wanna see anything happen to you.
- 1240. But you gotta understand,
a lot of people could get hurt here.
- 1241. Look, I'm not saying it's gonna happen.
I'm saying it could happen.
- 1242. There's lots of ways.
Nobody has to take a shot at you.
- 1243. They can just not be there
when you need them.
- 1244. Somebody come at you with a gun,
they look the other way.
- 1245. Or they can send you in first
enough times until one day...
- 1246. You're gonna walk
in the wrong door.
- 1247. - Thanks for the information.
- Fuck you, frank.
- 1248. I have nothing more. Does anyone
have any further questions?
- 1249. Uh, yes.
- Yes, Mrs. Crist?
- 1250. If I may, Mr. Knowles. Thank you.
- 1251. Officer serpico came
to the 7th division
- 1252. more than a year and a half ago.
- 1253. All during that time, the things
he's told us were taking place. Now...
- 1254. Why didn't officer serpico report
these criminal activities long before...
- 1255. - When he first encountered them?
- I'd like to answer.
- 1256. Mr. Chairman, uh,
Mrs. Crist's question...
- 1257. I don't believe is, uh, material
or relevant to the present inquiry.
- 1258. I'd like to answer that question, sir.
- 1259. Officer serpico cannot be considered
derelict of his duty in any way...
- 1260. Or guilty of any infraction
of the law. Quite the contrary.
- 1261. The district attorney is not prepared
to say any more at this time.
- 1262. Very well, Mr. Tauber. Officer serpico,
thank you for your testimony.
- 1263. This hearing is adjourned
until 10:00 tomorrow morning.
- 1264. Why didn't you tell them
about Delaney, kellogg?
- 1265. Frank, this was a grand jury about
police officers engaged in corruption.
- 1266. You don't implicate people
without sufficient evidence.
- 1267. Now, that's crap, and you know it.
- 1268. Even a dumb cop like me knows
a prosecutor can take a grand jury...
- 1269. Anywhere it wants to take lit.
- 1270. You never led me
anywhere near the real problems.
- 1271. Nothing about the bosses,
- 1272. How corruption could exist
without anybody knowing.
- 1273. Now a few flunky cops in the Bronx,
that's it. None of this shit in queens?
- 1274. - Brooklyn? Manhattan?
- Why don't you mention Kansas City?
- 1275. "The biggest thing since Harry gross."
That's what you said.
- 1276. All right. Look, frank.
- 1277. You've got guts, integrity.
- 1278. There's gonna be a detective's
gold shield in this for you.
- 1279. Now, that's terrific. That's good.
- 1280. Maybe this is what it's about. I should
take my gold shield and forget it.
- 1281. I know you've been through
an ordeal, frank.
- 1282. I'm a marked man
in this department for what?
- 1283. I've already arranged
a transfer for you.
- 1284. To where? China”?
- 1285. That takes a 14-shot clip.
- 1286. You expecting an army?
- 1287. No, just a division.
- 1288. Tauber, did you know I've had reports
about serpico being a fag?
- 1289. He used to hang out
in the b c.L washroom.
- 1290. That's stupid, commissioner,
and you know it.
- 1291. You know, Mr. Commissioner,
a gold shield for serpico at this time...
- 1292. - Would convince a lot of people.
- Not while I'm commissioner.
- 1293. Commander's office?
- 1294. It's down that corridor.
- 1295. Hey, serpico. Do you know what
they're saying in the Bronx?
- 1296. That you spilled
your guts to the grand jury.
- 1297. Say it isn't so, serpico.
- 1298. It isn't so.
- 1299. We know how to handle
guys like you.
- 1300. I ought to cut your tongue out.
- 1301. Man 1: Jesus, serpico.
Man 2: What the hell are you...?
- 1302. Don't move.
- 1303. Officer serpico
reporting for duty, sir.
- 1304. I'm inspector lombardo.
I wanna shake your hand, frank.
- 1305. It's gonna be nice to have
a guy here I can trust.
- 1306. Anybody in this command
you wanna work with?
- 1307. Well, it's not who I wanna work with.
It's who wants to work with me.
- 1308. All right. You can't find anybody
you wanna work with, frank...
- 1309. I'll work with you.
- 1310. That all right”?
- 1311. How do we get past the lookouts?
- 1312. How many you got? One.
- 1313. There's two.
- 1314. - There's the third one.
- There's three of them.
- 1315. It's four buildings down. We can try
and get down the fire escape.
- 1316. Get in from behind.
What'd you think?
- 1317. - Good to you?
- Yeah, let's go.
- 1318. - What do you think?
- Wanna try it?
- 1319. You all right?
- 1320. Yeah. I feel just like
a cop again. Thank you.
- 1321. Close up.
- 1322. Frank, come on. Come on.
- 1323. Man 1: Cut it out.
Man 2: I ain't got none. I ain't...
- 1324. Get in the other room.
Out of here. Get up against the wall.
- 1325. What the hell's going on here?
Who the hell are you?
- 1326. - Who are you?
- Police. Who do you think?
- 1327. Fuck against the wall.
Up. Up. Up.
- 1328. Let's see your shield.
- 1329. Wanna see a shield?
All right, there's my shield.
- 1330. - Where you from?
- Borough, Manhattan, 8.
- 1331. No, goddamn it.
You're not from the borough.
- 1332. I paid the borough this morning.
- 1333. Hey, frank.
- 1334. The hell kind of shakedown is this?
- 1335. Who'd you pay in the borough?
- 1336. Nobody.
- 1337. - I didn't pay nobody.
- Who'd you pay in the borough?
- 1338. I didn't pay nobody.
Now let go of me.
- 1339. We followed up...
- 1340. And, uh, there's no doubt about it.
- 1341. The pad
here in Manhattan is bigger...
- 1342. And it's more sophisticated
than the one in the Bronx.
- 1343. The pickups here are made...
- 1344. You wanna get this,
the pickups are made by...
- 1345. Retired policemen.
- 1346. That way, no, uh, plainclothes men
are directly involved.
- 1347. Now, we need investigative help
on this one, chief.
- 1348. Well, inspector,
if you need investigative help...
- 1349. And you don't trust
your own men...
- 1350. Why don't you requisition some
recruits from the police academy?
- 1351. With all due respect, sir.
- 1352. Backing us up is the only hope
that the police department has got.
- 1353. There are good cops
who'd come forward.
- 1354. If there was any encouragement
- 1355. and if they thought it would do
any good. If not, they won't do it.
- 1356. I've done a whole lot more than
most people to defend and preserve...
- 1357. The image of this department
and protect commissioner Delaney...
- 1358. Against reckless and irresponsible
assaults from outside agencies.
- 1359. That's it, huh?
- 1360. I mean,
that's what's really important, isn't it?
- 1361. That's what you wanna know.
- 1362. What outside agencies
I've been to, right?
- 1363. Hello. - Hello, prick.
- 1364. - Who is this?
- 1365. Frank, how are you? Where are you?
- 1366. I'm ready to go to the times.
- 1367. It's a goddamn serious step, frank.
- 1368. I don't know if the timing is right.
- 1369. Look, I want it to get
on the record, that's all.
- 1370. In case something
should happen to me.
- 1371. I want it on the record.
- 1372. I don't know
if we carry enough weight.
- 1373. I don't know if the times
will go out on a limb...
- 1374. On the say-so of two flunky cops.
- 1375. Suppose an inspector
were to come with us.
- 1376. You know,
I got 20 years on the force.
- 1377. Just bought this place.
I sighed a 500-year mortgage on it.
- 1378. Will you turn that thing off
- 1379. Okay, come on, everybody to bed.
Come on. Turn that damn thing down.
- 1380. Yeah, come on, now.
Come on. Go on upstairs.
- 1381. This is against department regulations.
You both know that.
- 1382. If they wanna throw
the book at me, they can do it.
- 1383. If I left the force
- 1384. I don't know what I could do.
- 1385. Okay, I made my little speech.
I'll back you up 100 percent.
- 1386. Times and the news.
I got the money, fellas.
- 1387. There you go, there you go,
there you go.
- 1388. Newsweek, please.
- 1389. Holy sh...
- 1390. Oh, Christ.
- 1391. You can almost predict
the numbers they're gonna do.
- 1392. Delaney's gonna issue
some phony denial.
- 1393. Somebody from the mayor's office
will say something noble.
- 1394. Delaney will change his tune. Finally
the mayor will appoint a commission.
- 1395. "Thursday, mayor Lindsay announced
the formation of a special committee...
- 1396. To review procedures
for investigating police corruption.”
- 1397. How come I'm not
in the first paragraph?
- 1398. Unbelievable
- 1399. the times' report smells of the
familiar smear tactics of mccarthyism.
- 1400. This government must
and will root out corruption...
- 1401. With every means at our command.
- 1402. The mayor has this day appointed
a special investigation commission...
- 1403. To be headed by Whitman knapp.
- 1404. Yeah, come.
- 1405. Here's your reward, frank.
- 1406. It's a transfer to narcotics,
- 1407. Still in clothes. You get a tin shield,
you don't get a gold one.
- 1408. I miss you already, frank.
- 1409. I ook...
- 1410. Frank.
- 1411. It's narcotics.
- 1412. You be careful.
- 1413. It's very easy to, uh, get hurt.
- 1414. And to, uh...
- 1415. To be set up.
- 1416. Serpico.
- 1417. Gget in.
- 1418. You're not wired, are you?
- 1419. Okay, you cocksucker.
- 1420. You might get by in the Bronx
with that kind of shit
- 1421. but down here,
800 a month is chicken feed.
- 1422. Last week, one dope dealer sent out
these guys making pickups.
- 1423. Forty thousand each.
- 1424. We let them collect it all
and then hit them.
- 1425. A hundred and twenty thousand
split four ways.
- 1426. That's serious money.
- 1427. And with that,
you don't fuck around.
- 1428. I got the message.
- 1429. Good. Now get the fuck out.
- 1430. The guy's name is limbo.
He just uses this place...
- 1431. His girlfriend's brother's place.
He's a pusher. Heroin.
- 1432. We're gonna drive to the corner.
- 1433. - Right.
- And you keep in sight out front.
- 1434. When you spot somebody who's dirty,
take off your glasses and wipe them.
- 1435. Right. Okay.
- 1436. If we stay here very long...
- 1437. We're gonna get spotted.
- 1438. Why don't you go up there
and check it out?
- 1439. - Well, why don't you?
- I got the wrong clothes.
- 1440. I'll take you shopping. Uh-huh.
- 1441. Limbo.
- 1442. (Serardo.
- 1443. Police freeze.
- 1444. - Police officer.
- 1445. - To the wall.
Against the wall.
- 1446. Goddamn it, get up.
- 1447. All right. Palms up on the wall
and spread them.
- 1448. - Get them up. Spread them.
Hands up. Come on.
- 1449. Spread them. Feet apart.
- 1450. - I saw the buy.
Let's get limbo.
- 1451. Julio, you all right?
- 1452. Yeah, yeah. I got them.
- 1453. Police officer.
- 1454. What the fuck are you waiting for?
- 1455. Police. Throw out your guns
and come out with your hands up.
- 1456. What do you got here?
- It's Mr. And Mrs. Serpico, sir.
- 1457. Okay.
- 1458. Yes?
- 1459. - Where's our son?
- They're bringing him down from X-ray.
- 1460. We want to see him.
“Just a few minutes.
- 1461. Mr. And Mrs. Serpico.
The news is better than we expected.
- 1462. Thank god,
the bullet was a small caliber.
- 1463. It didn't enter the brain.
- 1464. Or strike the spinal cord.
- 1465. He's on the critical list
- 1466. but his condition
seems to be stable.
- 1467. Thank you, doctor. Thank you.
- 1468. Stay out of there.
Didn't they tell you?
- 1469. What?
- 1470. The word is, don't talk to him.
He's no fucking good.
- 1471. - How you doing, kid?
- 1472. How are you?
- 1473. Wanna read my fan mail?
- 1474. Sure.
- 1475. You're a big shot now, huh?
- 1476. Sid.
- 1477. I want you to get those fucking cops
away from my door.
- 1478. The knapp commission likes you.
They want you to appear.
- 1479. Well, naturally.
- 1480. Frank,
heinemann and Julio are cleared.
- 1481. The three of you are up
for exceptional merit awards.
- 1482. That's very funny.
- 1483. It's very funny.
- 1484. Francesco, you love me?
- 1485. I always had a thing for you, sid.
You know that
- 1486. your gold shield's come through.
- 1487. What's this for?
- 1488. For being an honest cop”? Hmm?
- 1489. Or for being stupid enough
to get shot in the face?
- 1490. You tell them they can shove it.
- 1491. I don't want it.
- 1492. Oh, well.
- 1493. Well, frank, the facts are these:
- 1494. You'll have to stay on leave of absence
for a few months.
- 1495. In all probability, the hearing
in your left ear won't come back.
- 1496. Two bullet fragments
are still lodged in the bony portion.
- 1497. One is very close
to the carotid artery...
- 1498. And you'll have to be checked
from time to time.
- 1499. Your left side
will feel stiff occasionally.
- 1500. Once in a great while
you may experience some dizziness.
- 1501. But in general you'll be okay.
- 1502. Through my appearance
- 1503. I hope that police officers
in the future
- 1504. will not experience
the same frustration and anxiety...
- 1505. That I was subjected to
for the past five years...
- 1506. At the hands of my superiors...
- 1507. Because of my attempt
to report corruption.
- 1508. I was made to feel
that I had burdened them ..
- 1509. With an unwanted task.
- 1510. The problem is that the atmosphere
does not yet exist...
- 1511. In which an honest police officer...
- 1512. Can act without fear of ridicule
or reprisal from fellow officers.
- 1513. Police corruption cannot exist...
- 1514. Unless it is at least tolerated
at higher levels in the department.
- 1515. Therefore, the most important result
that can come from these hearings...
- 1516. Is a conviction by police officers
that the department will change.
- 1517. In order to ensure this.
- 1518. An independent, permanent
- 1519. Dealing with police corruption,
like this commission, is essential.