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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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Summary

Summary

The Departed is set in South Boston, where the state police force is waging war on organized crime. Young undercover cop Billy Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio) is assigned to infiltrate the mob syndicate run by gangland chief Costello (Jack Nicholson). While Billy is quickly gaining Costello's confidence, Colin Sullivan (Matt Damon), a hardened young criminal who has infiltrated the police department as an informer for the syndicate, is rising to a position of power in 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 gangsters and the police that there's a mole in their midst, Billy and Colin are suddenly in danger of being caught and exposed to the enemy ' and each must race to uncover the identity of the other man in time to save himself.


Summary

Legendary director Martin Scorsese takes the helm for this tale of questionable loyalties and blurring identities set in the South Boston organized crime scene and inspired by the wildly popular 2002 Hong Kong crime film Infernal Affairs. As the police force attempts to reign in the increasingly powerful Irish mafia, authorities are faced with the prospect of sending in an undercover agent or seeing their already frail grip on the criminal underworld slip even further. Billy Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a young cop looking to make a name for himself in the world of law enforcement. Collin Sullivan (Matt Damon) is a street-smart criminal who has successfully infiltrated the police department with the sole intention of reporting their every move to ruthless syndicate head Frank Costello (Jack Nicholson). When Costigan is assigned the task of working his way into Costello's tightly guarded inner circle, Sullivan is faced with the responsibility of rooting out the informer before things get out of hand. With the stakes constantly rising and time quickly running out for the undercover cop and his criminal counterpart, each man must work feverishly to reveal his counterpart before his identity is exposed by the other. Martin Sheen, Alec Baldwin, and Ray Winstone co-star, and writer William Monahan adapts a screenplay originally penned by Alan Mak and Felix Chong. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi