William Monahan (screenplay)
Siu Fai Mak (2002 screenplay Mou gaan dou)
6 October 2006 (UK)
Crime / Drama / Thriller
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.