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Serpico

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Cast
Al Pacino, John Randolph, Jack Kehoe, Biff McGuire, Barbara Eda-Young, Cornelia Sharpe, Tony Roberts, Norman Ornellas, M. Emmet Walsh, F. Murray Abraham, Judd Hirsch
Released
1973
heroin | marijuana
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Police officer Potts tells officer Serpico, referring to a woman outside the station, "She's got to be a nympho with positions like that." (0:29)

Serpico asks Lt. Steiger, "What, are you crazy?"
Steiger: ”I'll show you crazy.” (0:30)

Serpico tells his girlfriend Leslie, referring to another woman, "She's so crazy, that girl, I tell you." (0:31)

Police officer addressing a group of officers: "I am passing out these marijuana cigarettes for you to sample... you'll be able to identify the pungent aroma and recognize the disorienting effect of the drug when you observe them in narcotics suspects. Among users of the drug a marijuana cigarette is referred to as reefer, stick, roach, joint. The drug itself is referred to as pot, tea, boo, stuff, grass." (0:39)

Captain McClain asks Serpico,"Well, what happened on your narcotics application?"
Serpico: ”I'd rather answer phones for Spanish communications unit and go nuts.” (0:49)

Undercover cop Tom Keough tells Serpico, "It's not dope."
”What are you worried about?” (0:54)

His girlfriend Laurie tells Serpico a story: "... And they all went crazy... ‘We got to get rid of the king, ‘cause the king is mad’." (0:57)

Keough tells Serpico, referring to undercover cop Don Rubello, "Hey look, if you don't want to work with this... nut for some reason, man..."
Serpico, referring to his pet mouse: ”He goes to track down heroin.” (0:58)

Laurie holds a joint. (1:12)

Laurie tells Serpico, "Either you’re exploding or you're lying around like a catatonic." (1:18)

An informant tells Serpico, "I'm not in the mood." (1:19)

Suspect Corsaro tells Serpico, "Hell, I thought you were some... junkie." (1:21)

Inspector Lombardo tells Serpico, "It's a transfer to narcotics, Brooklyn South... It’s narcotics." (1:51)

An undercover cop tells Serpico, "Last week one dope dealer sent out these guys making pickups..." (1:53)

An informant tells a cop, "He's a pusher, heroin." (1:53)

Serpico addresses a conference: "Through my appearance here today I hope that police officers in the future will not experience the same frustration and anxiety that I was subjected to for the past 5 years at the hands of my superiors because of my attempt to report corruption." (2:06)