Cover image for The departed
Title:
The departed
Edition:
[2-disc special ed.].
Publication Information:
Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, c2007.
ISBN:
9781419847981
Physical Description:
2 videodiscs (152 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details:
DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital.
Target Audience:
MPAA rating: R; for strong brutal violence, pervasive language, some strong sexual content and drug material.
Language:
English
Language Note:
Dialogue in English with optional French or Spanish dialogue, and with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
General Note:
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).
Awards:
National Board of Review (USA), 2006: NBR - Best Director (Martin Scorsese) ; Best Ensemble.
Abstract:
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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