The Departed (2006)
Director: Martin Scorsese
To take down South Boston's Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own (Leonardo DiCaprio) to infiltrate the underworld, not realizing the syndicate has done likewise. While an undercover cop curries favor with the mob kingpin, a career criminal (Matt Damon) rises through the police ranks. But both sides soon discover there's a mole among them.
- Anthony Anderson [Trooper Brown]
- John Cenatiempo [Providence Gangster #2]
- Victor Chan [Chinese Delivery Man]
- Douglas Crosby [Man Killed by French]
- James Badge Dale [Trooper Barrigan]
- Matt Damon [Colin Sullivan]
- Leonardo DiCaprio [Billy]
- David Fischer [Executed Man]
- Armen Garo [Providence Gangster #1]
- Paris Karounos [Jimmy Pappas]
- Jack Nicholson [Frank Costello]
- David O'Hara [Fitzy]
- Mark Rolston [Delahunt]
- Martin Sheen [Queenan]
- Ray Winstone [Mr. French]
- Roughly 50% percent of the $90 million budget went to the actors' salaries.
- Leonardo DiCaprio called his one-on-one scene with Jack Nicholson "one of the most memorable moments of my life."
- Martin Scorsese did not realize this was a remake of a Hong Kong movie until after he had agreed to direct it.
- Vera Farmiga's character is a composite of two characters from Internal Affairs (2002).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.