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Serpico

(1973)
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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.



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Hardback Editions

May 1973 : USA Hardback
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Title: Serpico
Author(s): Peter Maas
ISBN: 0-670-63498-0 / 978-0-670-63498-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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Paperback Editions

January 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: Serpico
Author(s): Peter Maas
ISBN: 0-06-073818-9 / 978-0-06-073818-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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October 1997 : UK Paperback
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Title: Serpico (Bloomsbury Film Classics)
Author(s): Peter Maas
ISBN: 0-7475-3779-8 / 978-0-7475-3779-3 (UK edition)
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April 1997 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Serpico
Author(s): Peter Maas
ISBN: 0-06-101214-9 / 978-0-06-101214-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperTorch
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March 1977 : UK Paperback
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Title: Serpico (Fontana books)
Author(s): Peter Maas
ISBN: 0-00-613476-9 / 978-0-00-613476-3 (UK edition)
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1977 : UK Paperback
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Title: Serpico
Author(s): Peter Maas
ISBN: 0-00-634905-6 / 978-0-00-634905-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fontana
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October 1974 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Serpico
Author(s): Peter Maas
ISBN: 0-553-20218-9 / 978-0-553-20218-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Books
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October 1974 : UK Paperback
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Title: Serpico
Author(s): Peter Maas
ISBN: 0-00-633476-8 / 978-0-00-633476-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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January 1974 : USA Paperback
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Title: Serpico
Author(s): Peter Maas
ISBN: 0-553-20449-1 / 978-0-553-20449-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Books
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1974 : Paperback
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Title: Serpico
Author(s): Peter Maas
ISBN: 2258003938 / 978-2258003934
Publisher: Fontana
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1974 : UK Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Serpico
Author(s): Peter Maas
ISBN: 0-05-530824-4 / 978-0-05-530824-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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October 1973 : UK Paperback
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Title: Serpico
Author(s): Peter Maas
ISBN: 0-00-216757-3 / 978-0-00-216757-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Collins
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January 1973 : USA Paperback
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Title: Serpico
Author(s): Peter Maas
ISBN: 0-553-13424-8 / 978-0-553-13424-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell
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