The Departed (2006)


Martin Scorsese
Writers (WGA):
William Monahan (screenplay)
Siu Fai Mak (2002 screenplay Mou gaan dou)
Release Date:
6 October 2006 (UK)
Crime / Drama / Thriller
Plot Outline:
Two men from opposite sides of the law are undercover within the Massachusetts State Police and the Irish mafia, but violence and bloodshed boil when discoveries are made, and the moles are dispatched to find out their enemy’s identities.
(Cast overview, first billed only)

Leonardo DiCaprio    …     Ofcr. William M. ‘Billy’ Costigan Jr.

Matt Damon    …     Det. SSgt. Colin Sullivan

Jack Nicholson    …     Francis ‘Frank’ Costello

Mark Wahlberg    …     Det. SSgt. Dignam

Martin Sheen    …     Det. Capt. Oliver Queenan

Ray Winstone    …     Mr. French

Vera Farmiga    …     Dr. Madolyn Madden

Anthony Anderson    …     Officer Brown

Alec Baldwin    …     Det. Capt. George Ellerby

Kevin Corrigan    …     Cousin Sean

James Badge Dale    …     Officer Barrigan

David O’Hara    …     Fitzy (as David Patrick O’Hara)

Mark Rolston    …     Timothy Delahunt

Robert Wahlberg    …     Agent Frank Lazio – FBI

Kristen Dalton    …     Gwen


American Gangster?  Forget it.  This is where the real star vehicle meets with truly great film making.

Cops, robbers and gangsters.  The way it should be done.

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