The Departed

Movie information

Cops or Criminals. When you're facing a loaded gun, what's the difference? Rated R: Restricted (Under 17 Requires Accompanying Parent or Adult Guardian) -- Rated R for strong brutal violence, pervasive language, some strong sexual content and drug material.
Released on:
October 6, 2006  

Previously Announced Release Dates:
November 2006

Production Companies:
Plan B, Vertigo Entertainment, Initial Entertainment Group
Warner Bros

Status: Released

This film was Previously Known As:
"Infernal Affairs"

Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen, Ray Winstone, Vera Farmiga, Anthony Anderson, Alec Baldwin, Kevin Corrigan, James Badge Dale, David Patrick O'Hara, Mark Rolston, Robert Wahlberg, Kristen Dalton

Director: Martin Scorsese

Screenwriter: William Monahan

Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, ActionRemake
About the film:
Set in South Boston, where the state police force is waging war on organized crime. Young undercover cop Billy Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio) is assigned to infiltrate the mob syndicate run by gangland chief Costello (Jack Nicholson). While Billy is quickly gaining Costello's confidence, Colin Sullivan (Matt Damon), a hardened young criminal who has infiltrated the police department as an informer for the syndicate, is rising to a position of power in the Special Investigation Unit. Each man becomes deeply consumed by his double life, gathering information about the plans and counter-plans of the operations he has penetrated. But when it becomes clear to both the gangsters and the police that there's a mole in their midst, Billy and Colin are suddenly in danger of being caught and exposed to the enemy -- and each must race to uncover the identity of the other man in time to save himself.
Rated R for strong brutal violence, pervasive language, some strong sexual content and drug material.
Box Office: Opening weekend: $26.89 mil. (3017 theaters) | Domestic Total: $132.38 mil.No. 1 Movie at the Box Office
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  • The Departed (Two-Disc Special Edition)
  • The Departed (Widescreen Edition)

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