The departed
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In South Boston, the state police force are waging a war on Irish-American organized crime. Undercover cop Billy Costigan is assigned to infiltrate the mob syndicate, which is run by gangland chief Frank Costello. Billy quickly gains Costello's confidence. Colin Sullivan is a hardened young criminal who has infiltrated the police department as an informer for the syndicate. Colin is rising to a position of power within the Special Investigation Unit. Each man becomes deeply consumed by his double life, gathering information about the plans and counter-plans of the operations he has penetrated. But when it becomes clear to both the mob and the police that there's a mole in their midst, Billy and Colin are suddenly thrust into danger. Afraid of being caught and exposed to the enemy, they each must race to uncover the identity of the other man in time to save himself.

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Criminal behavior -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Fiction.
Infiltration (Military science) -- Fiction.
Organized crime -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Fiction.
Organized crime investigation -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Fiction.
Police -- Massachusetts -- Fiction.
South Boston (Boston, Mass.) -- Fiction.
Undercover operations -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Fiction.
Feature films.
Other Authors:
Anderson, Anthony, 1970-
Baldwin, Alec, 1958-
Corrigan, Kevin, 1969-
Damon, Matt.
DiCaprio, Leonardo.
Farmiga, Vera.
Grey, Brad, 1957-2017.
Huan Ya zong yi ji tuan (Hong Kong)
Initial Entertainment Group.
King, Graham.
Mai, Zhaohui, 1965-
Monahan, William.
Nicholson, Jack.
Pitt, Brad, 1963-
Plan B Entertainment.
Scorsese, Martin.
Sheen, Martin.
Shore, Howard.
Vertigo Entertainment (Firm)
Wahlberg, Mark, 1971-
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Winstone, Ray, 1957-
Widescreen edition.
1 videodisc (151 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches
digital optical surround Dolby Digital 5.1
video file DVD video region 1
Target Audience Note:
Canadian Home Video Rating: 18A.
Title from container.
Based on the 2002 screenplay "Wu jian dao" by Alan Mak and Felix Chong.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2006.
Special features: Additional scenes with introductions from director Martin Scorsese; "Stranger than fiction: the true story of Whitey Bulger, Southie and 'The departed'" featurette; "Crossing criminal cultures" (Scorsese on organized crime).
Director of photography, Michael Ballhaus ; editor, Thelma Schoonmaker ; music, Howard Shore ; costume designer, Sandy Powell ; production designer, Kristi Zea ; visual effects supervisor, Rob Legato.
Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen, Ray Winstone, Vera Farmiga, Anthony Anderson, Alec Baldwin, Kevin Corrigan.
DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1.
For private home use only.
Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
Audio tracks in English, French, and Spanish with subtitles in English, French, and Spanish.
National Board of Review (USA), 2006: NBR - Best Director (Martin Scorsese) ; Best Ensemble
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