"The Departed" (2006)
Production Companies: Warner Bros., Plan B Entertainment, Initial Entertainment Group, Vertigo Entertainment, Media Asia Films
An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston. "The Departed" is a 2006 American crime drama film directed by Martin Scorsese and written by William Monahan. It is a remake of the 2002 Hong Kong film Infernal Affairs.
Irish Mob boss Francis "Frank" Costello (Jack Nicholson) plants Colin Sullivan (Matt Damon) as a mole within the Massachusetts State Police; the two characters are loosely based on famous gangster Whitey Bulger and corrupt FBI agent John Connolly, who grew up with Bulger. Simultaneously, the police assign undercover state trooper William "Billy" Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio) to infiltrate Costello's crew. When both sides realize the situation, Sullivan and Costigan both attempt to discover the other's identity before their covers are blown.
Release dates: September 26, 2006 (Ziegfeld Theatre), October 6, 2006 (US)
Genre': Crime, Drama, Thriller
Directed by: Martin Scorcese
Screenplay by: William Monahan (Based on "Infernal Affairs" by Alan Mak, Felix Chong)
Music by: Howard Shore
Cinematography: Michael Ballhaus
Edited by: Thelma Schoonmaker
Distributed by: Warner Bros.
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson. Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen, Ray Winstone, Vera Farmiga, Anthony Anderson, Alec Baldwin, Kirsten Dalton