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The Departed (2006)

Director: Martin Scorsese

Summary Edit

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.

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Trivia Edit

  1. Roughly 50% percent of the $90 million budget went to the actors' salaries.
  2. Leonardo DiCaprio called his one-on-one scene with Jack Nicholson "one of the most memorable moments of my life."
  3. Martin Scorsese did not realize this was a remake of a Hong Kong movie until after he had agreed to direct it.
  4. Vera Farmiga's character is a composite of two characters from Internal Affairs (2002).
  5. Mark Wahlberg based his performance on the police officers who'd arrested him about two dozen times in his youth, and the reactions of his parents who had to come bail him out with their grocery money.
  6. As research for his character's occupation, Matt Damon worked with a Massachusetts State Police unit out of Boston. He accompanied them on routine patrols, participated in a drug raid, and was taught proper police procedures, like how to pat down a suspect.
  7. When the film won the Oscar for Best Picture, Martin Scorsese said that he was surprised the film had won. Scorsese said that because the film is such a tough, nasty, and violent film, he never thought about the idea of awards while he was filming it.
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