The Departed 2006

The Departed is a 2006 American crime-thriller film remake of the 2002 Hong Kong crime thriller Infernal Affairs. The Departed was directed by Martin Scorsese, written by William Monahan and stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, and Mark Wahlberg.

The film won four Academy Awards at the 79th Academy Awards, including the Best Picture, and a Best Director win for Scorsese. This film takes place in Boston, Massachusetts, where notorious Irish Mob boss Francis “Frank” Costello (Jack Nicholson) plants Colin Sullivan (Matt Damon) as an informant within the Massachusetts State Police. Simultaneously, the police assign undercover cop Billy Costigan, Jr. (Leonardo DiCaprio) to infiltrate Costello’s crew. When both sides of the law realize the situation, each man attempts to discover the other’s true identity before being found out.

Plot: Years ago, a powerful Irish mafia figure placed a small selection of his youngest, brightest men into the Massachusetts State Police Academy as cadets. Their purpose is to eventually rise within the prestigious ranks of the state police department, to serve as the eyes and ears of their boss. While somewhere else, a young cadet was assigned with an equally dangerous task: infiltrate the Irish syndicate headed by the man sending in his own to the Massachusetts State Police. Now, one cadet is an up and coming police official with a torn allegiance to his job and to the criminal mastermind that put him there. While the other cadet is the trusted number two of that man, only finding his professional duties are becoming blurred with his current state. But new clues have lead to unfortunate discoveries, when both sides realize they’re being watched by the enemy. It’s now all just a matter of time before the men assigned to find out whose the infiltrator, could come to a bloody end when someone’s identity may be revealed.
* Leonardo DiCaprio as Trooper William Matthew “Billy” Costigan Jr.; undercover State Trooper
* Matt Damon as Staff Sergeant Colin Sean Sullivan; Costello’s informant in the Special Investigations Unit
* Jack Nicholson as Francis “Frank” Costello; boss of the Boston Irish mob
* Mark Wahlberg as Staff Sergeant Sean Dignam; second in command of the undercover unit
* Martin Sheen as Captain Oliver Charles Queenan; commander of the undercover unit.
* Vera Farmiga as Dr. Madolyn Madden; occupational psychiatrist and girlfriend to both Billy and Colin.
* Ray Winstone as Arnold French; Costello’s right-hand man
* Alec Baldwin as Captain George Ellerby; commander of the Special Investigations Unit
* Anthony Anderson as Trooper Brown; member of the Special Investigations Unit and Billy’s classmate at the MSP Academy
* James Badge Dale as Trooper Barrigan; member of the Special Investigations Unit and Colin’s classmate at the state police academy
* David O’Hara as “Fitzy” Fitzgibbons; one of Costello’s enforcers
* Mark Rolston as Timothy Delahunt; one of Costello’s enforcers
* John Cenatiempo as Mark Brambilla; Providence mob associate
* Armen Garo as Eugene Fratti: Providence mob associate
* Kevin Corrigan as Sean; Billy’s cousin
* Robert Wahlberg as FBI Special Agent Frank Lazio; FBI liaison to the special investigations unit

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