Searching for Serpico

Frank Serpico was played in the famous movie of the same name by Al Pacino. As the final credits roll we learn that the ex-cop who’d so bravely fought corruption in New York, was now living in a secret European location. I always wanted to track him down however. In 1998 I did just that and found him in a remote cabin in upstate New York. I immediately travelled throusands of miles to write about him. I’ll let you make your own minds up about whether or not I should have heeded the old saying that begins: ‘Never meet your heroes…’

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