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Serpico, Frank

Works: 30 works in 135 publications in 13 languages and 4,270 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Drama  Biographical films  Police films  Film adaptations  Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Film noir  Biographical television programs  Crime films 
Roles: Actor, Author of introduction
Classifications: HV7911.S4, 363.20924
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Frank Serpico( Visual )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early 1970s, Officer Frank Serpico made headlines when he blew the whistle on a culture of bribery and corruption within the New York City Police Department. Now, Serpico 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
Citizen Clark : a life of principle( Visual )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the past fifty years, former U.S. Attorney General and Human Rights activist Ramsey Clark has fought the abuses of U.S. power and championed the causes of peace, justice and human rights. This documentary examines his lifetime commitment to his causes from Civil Rights, to U.S. wars and events from Selma to the Parkland, Florida shooting, Clark's perspective on American policies that have affected our country and the world are discussed for future generations to utilize
The Tarnished shield : when good cops go bad( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walters interviews Frank Serpico nearly 20 years after he first exposed police corruption in New York. She then explores the issues of why cops go bad, why corruption is so hard to root out and why the whistle blowers are the ones made to feel guilty
Serpico by Peter Maas( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2020 in English and Italian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 1960s was a time of social and generational upheaval felt with particular intensity in the melting pot of New York City. A culture of corruption pervaded the New York Police Department, where payoffs, protection, and shakedowns of gambling rackets and drug dealers were common practice. The so-called blue code of silence protected the minority of crooked cops from the sanction of the majority. Into this maelstrom came a working class, Brooklyn-born, Italian cop with long hair, a beard, and a taste for opera and ballet. Frank Serpico was a man who couldn't be silenced -- or bought -- and he refused to go along with the system. He had sworn an oath to uphold the law, even if the perpetrators happened to be other cops. For this unwavering commitment to justice, Serpico nearly paid with his life
Serpico by Sidney Lumet( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Frank Serpico was an NYPD cop who became famous for following his own set of values by refusing to take pay-offs and then later testifying against his fellow police officers who did. A book and movie starring Al Pacino tell Serpico's story, but who is the real Frank Serpico? ABC News traveled to Holland where Frank Serpico was living out a self-imposed exile on a farm living on his police pension and royalties from the book and movie. Serpico speaks about his heroic deed which made New York City a safer and better place and discusses his lasting health issues from a bullet wound to the face that he suffered during a narcotics investigation while he was still on the job, which many suspected was an assassination attempt at the time"--Container
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Alternative Names
Frank Serpico Amerikaans politieman

Frank Serpico NYPD officer, whistleblower

Frank Serpico policía italianu

Frank Serpico poliziotto statunitense

Frank Serpico US-amerikanischer Beamter des New York Police Department

Φρανκ Σέρπικο

Серпико, Фрэнк Винсент

Франк Серпико

Френк Серпико

Фрэнк Серпико

פרנק סרפיקו

פרנק סרפיקו שוטר וחושף שחיתות

فرانك سيربيكو

فرانک سرپیکو