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R| 2 hr. 32 min.

Plot Summary
South Boston cop Billy Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio) goes under cover to infiltrate the organization of gangland chief Frank Costello (Jack Nicholson). As Billy gains the mobster's trust, a career criminal named Colin Sullivan (Matt Damon) infiltrates the police department and reports on its activities to his syndicate bosses. When both organizations learn they have a mole in their midst, Billy and Colin must figure out each other's identities to save their own lives.

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio , Matt Damon , Jack Nicholson , Mark Wahlberg , Martin Sheen , Ray Winstone , Vera Farmiga , Alec Baldwin

Director: Martin Scorsese

Genres: Crime drama

Distributor: Warner Bros.

The Departed (2006)

Release Date: October 6th, 2006|2 hr. 32 min.

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  • A new American crime classic from the legendary Martin Scorsese, whose talent shines here on its highest beams. show more

  • There's no attempt at greatness here, just a fabulously successful attempt at a good crime movie. The Oscar-bait self-consciousness of "Gangs of New York" and "The Aviator" is gone. In its place is a buoyancy, an impish delight in telling a harsh urban story in the most effective terms possible. show more

  • The film's score and editing brilliantly heighten the film's energy, keeping the audience somewhat off-kilter and unsure where things are headed. show more

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  • April 21, 2011 kairp1
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    Fantastic one of the best movies i have ever seen martin scorsese strikes again with this amazing film!

  • April 17, 2011 movieman928
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    SO MUCH BAD LANGUAGE!!!!

  • April 17, 2010 SPEC594
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    this is deffinatly martin scorsese on the top of his game and is the perfect movie. it is star studded, each charecter gives an amazing performce, especially whalberg and nicholson. scorsese also shocks and awes the audience with the unexpected scenes and intensity. thelma schoonmakers editing makes every scene unforgettable. and monohans screenplay, though based off internal affiars is still an orginal american piece of art. one of the best films ever made

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