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The Departed (2006)

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The Departed is a American crime film directed by Martin Scorsese and written by William Monahan. It is a remake of the 2002 Hong Kong film Infernal Affairs. The Departed stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, and Mark Wahlberg, with Martin Sheen, Ray Winstone, Vera Farmiga, and Alec Baldwin in supporting roles.

The film takes place in Boston. Irish Mob boss Francis “Frank” Costello (Nicholson) plants Colin Sullivan (Damon) as a mole within the Massachusetts State Police; simultaneously, the police assign undercover state trooper William “Billy” Costigan (DiCaprio) to infiltrate Costello’s crew. When both sides realize the situation, Sullivan and Costigan each attempt to discover the other’s identity before they are found out. The character Colin Sullivan is loosely based on the corrupt FBI agent John Connolly, while the character Frank Costello is based on gangster Whitey Bulger.

In 1970s South Boston, young Colin Sullivan is introduced to crime by Irish Mob boss Frank Costello. By 2006, Frank has groomed him as a mole inside the Massachusetts State Police (MSP). Sullivan is accepted into its Special Investigations Unit, which targets organized crime. Before graduating from the MSP’s academy, William “Billy” Costigan Jr. is recruited by Captain Queenan and Staff Sergeant Dignam to go undercover, as his family’s ties to organized crime make him a perfect infiltrator. His cover story is that he is an MSP academy dropout who served time in prison on an assault charge; he subsequently joins Frank’s crew.

Director: Martin Scorsese

Writers: William Monahan (screenplay), Alan Mak (2002 screenplay Mou gaan dou), Felix Chong (2002 screenplay Mou gaan dou)

Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen, Ray Winstone, Vera Farmiga, Alec Baldwin


Leonardo DiCaprioBilly
Matt DamonColin Sullivan
Jack NicholsonFrank Costello
Mark WahlbergDignam
Martin SheenQueenan
Ray WinstoneMr. French
Vera FarmigaMadolyn
Anthony AndersonTrooper Brown
Alec BaldwinEllerby
Kevin CorriganCousin Sean
James Badge DaleTrooper Barrigan
David O’HaraFitzy (as David Patrick O’Hara)
Mark RolstonDelahunt
Robert WahlbergLazio – FBI
Kristen DaltonGwen
Thomas B. DuffyGovernor
J.C. MacKenzieRealtor
Mary KlugBilly’s Aunt
Peg HolzemerMrs. Kennefick (as Peg Saurman Holzemer)
Robert ‘Toshi’ Kar Yuen ChanTriad Boss (as Robert Chan)
Gurdeep SinghPakistani Proprietor
Armen GaroProvidence Gangster #1
John CenatiempoProvidence Gangster #2
Joseph RiccobeneKneecapped Bankrobber
Billy SmithDetective #1 Tailing Queenan
Lyman ChenTranslator
Kevin P. McCarthyDetective #1 – Colin’s Unit
Chris FischerDetective #2 – Colin’s Unit
Brian SmyjMan Glassed in Bar
William SeversOlder Priest
Larry MitchellYounger Priest
Anthony EstrellaPolice Camera Tech
Andrew BrevingPolice Cell Phone Tech
Tracey PaleoDarlene the Secretary
Douglas CrosbyMan Killed by French
Dorothy LymanWoman at Bar #1
Audrie NeenanWoman at Bar #2
Frank MallicoatNews Anchor
Paula DeMersBilly’s Mother
Conor DonovanYoung Colin
Amanda LynchCarmen
Sallie ToussaintWoman at Opera
Patrick CoppolaBookie Harassed by French
Mick O’RourkeJimmy Bags
Deborah CarlsonSister Mary Theresa
Nellie SciuttoQueenan’s Secretary
Peter WelchOther Prisoner
Henry YukChinese Government Man
Dennis LynchCostello’s Crew #1
Michael ByronCostello’s Crew #2
William LeeCostello’s Crew #3 (as Billy Lee)
John RueLuncheonette Proprietor
Peter CraftsMan in Costello’s Bar
Joseph P. ReidyPriest with Young Colin (as Joseph Reidy)
John FarrerPriest at Billy’s Funeral
Paris KarounosJimmy Pappas
Brian HaleyDetective #2 Tailing Queenan
Terry SerpicoDetective #3 Tailing Queenan
Jay GiannoneDetective #4 Tailing Queenan
John PolceLynn Detective (as John J. Polce)
Bo ClearyDrill Instructor #2 (voice)
David ConleyGang Member with Mr. French
Victor ChanChinese Delivery Man
Jill BrownExecuted Woman
Sarah FearonFrench’s Wife
Tom KempBilly Costigan, Sr. (scenes deleted)
Denece RylandWoman Doctor
Zachary PauliksYoung Billy (scenes deleted)
Daniel F. Risteen Jr.Crack House Cop #1
Francis P. HughesCrack House Cop #2
Johnny CiccoCrack Addict
Chance KellyExam Instructor
Shay DuffinBartender at Brasserie
John McConnellBookie in Costello’s Bar (as John M. McConnell)
Kenneth StoddardState Trooper #1
Jeffrey WinterState Trooper #2
Paddy CurranNew Guy
Mark Philip PatrickNew Guy
David FischerExecuted Man
Walter Y.F. WongWaiter in Alley
Tony M. YeeWaiter in Alley
Francesca ScorseseLittle Girl at Airport
Alex MorrisYoung Man at Airport
Emma Tillinger KoskoffWoman with Dog (as Emma Tillinger)
Craig CastaldoCrack House Denizen (as Craig ‘Radioman’ Castaldo)
Richard HughesUncle Edward
Angelis AlexandrisState Trooper (uncredited)
James P. AndersonBoston Police Dignitary (uncredited)
Andrew AninsmanUndercover Drug Agent (uncredited)
Razmig ArabianBystander (uncredited)
Dion BaiaDonegan – Police Cadet (uncredited)
Takumi BandoTriad Gangster (uncredited)
Vincent BivonaCadet #15 (uncredited)
Eric Bruno BorgmanReporter (uncredited)
David BostonBoston Police Chief (uncredited)
Tracey BrennanE.R. Doctor (uncredited)
Brendan BurkeIrish Thug (uncredited)
Kadrolsha Ona CaroleState Trooper #3 (uncredited)
Shana CarrBusiness Woman (uncredited)
Chris ChinnTriad Gangster (uncredited)

Sources: imdb & wikipedia

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