The DepartedDirector: Martin Scorsese
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.
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Cast & Crew
|Leonardo DiCaprio||Billy Costigan|
|Matt Damon||Colin Sullivan|
|Jack Nicholson||Frank Costello|
|Mark Wahlberg||Sergeant Dignam|
|Martin Sheen||Captain Queenan|
|Ray Winstone||Mr. French|
|Alec Baldwin||Captain Ellerby|
|James Badge Dale||Barrigan|
|J.C. MacKenzie||Building Manager|
|David Patrick O'Hara||Fitzy|
|Kevin Corrigan||Cousin Sean|
|Bob Braun||Set Decoration/Design|
|G. Mac Brown||Executive Producer|
|Wilfred Caban||Special Effects|
|Carmen Campolo||Special Effects|
|Theresa Carriker-Thayer||Art Director|
|Doug Davison||Executive Producer|
|Kristin Hahn||Executive Producer|
|Tom Lappin||Camera Operator|
|Nicholas Lundy||Art Director|
|Bruce MacCallum||Camera Operator|
|Danny Michael||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Gianni Nunnari||Executive Producer|
|Sandy Powell||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Joseph P. Reidy||Asst. Director,Co-producer|
|Brian Ricci||Special Effects|
|Andrew Rowlands||Camera Operator|
|Roy Lee||Executive Producer|
|Howard Shore||Score Composer|
|Emma Tillinger||Associate Producer|
|Thomas L. Vivano||Special Effects|
|Kristi Zea||Production Designer|
1. Chapter 1
2. Chapter 2
3. Chapter 3
4. Chapter 4
5. Chapter 5
6. Chapter 6
7. Chapter 7
8. Chapter 8
9. Chapter 9
10. Chapter 10
11. Chapter 11
12. Chapter 12
13. Chapter 13
14. Chapter 14
15. Chapter 15
16. Chapter 16
17. Chapter 17
18. Chapter 18
19. Chapter 19
20. Chapter 20
21. Chapter 21
22. Chapter 22
23. Chapter 23
24. Chapter 24
25. Chapter 25
26. Chapter 26
27. Chapter 27
28. Chapter 28
29. Chapter 29
30. Chapter 30
31. Chapter 31
32. Chapter 32
33. Chapter 33
34. Chapter 34
35. Chapter 35
36. Chapter 36
37. Chapter 37
English PCM 5.1
English (For the Hearing Impaired)
Behind the Story
Stranger Than Fiction: The True Story of Whitey Bulger, Southie and the Departed - Gritty Documentary About the History of the South Boston Mob and Its Nefarious Relationship With the FBI
Crossing Criminal Cultures: We Uncover What Draws Martin Scorsese to the World of Mobsters
Additional Scenes With Introductions by Director Marin Scorsese
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infernal affairs was a pretty good movie with an interesting and almost fresh kind of story and was very well played out on screen thanks to the two leading actors andy lau and tony leung. so when i saw the trailer to the departed i recognized a particular scene which was when leo's cast got torn off and when jack hit his already pained arm with his shoe and thought of infernal affairs. and i was a little nervous it being a remake or something but its partly a remake sort of but with a story all its own and just using references from infernal affairs. And i have to say this is one of the fewer good remakes to an original movie that i equally enjoyed. I'm not saying that because everyone saw it and it became an overrated thing, i watched it with an open mind and it was good and not because of what everyone thinks, and that's the problem with movies when they became overrated and you think everyone likes it and not really seen the movie. I have and i liked it. Basically you have two guys who are pretending to be someone their not on the opposites of the law. What i liked about this is that everyone and i mean the whole cast had a role and they portrayed their characters well especially leo dicaprio, matt damon, mark wahlberg and of course jack nicholson. And when it came to the ending if you seen infernal affairs then you probably know what's gonna happen but then you get a BIG surprise and i liked how the director sorta did something different and it payed off. So before you see this you should check out the equally good original infernal affairs then the departed to get an understanding on the story. I conclude saying the departed was one hell of a movie experience and i just wish more movies were like this that entertain you and not just try too hard to impress you.
At first I didn't know what to expect just because it was an oscar winner didn't necessary mean it would be good or appeal to my tastes - well it was excellent and what an ending, this has it all the love interest, backstabbing, murder, lies, everybody playing everybody - I don't think there has been a crime film this good since HEAT, can't wait for the sequel.
I decided to take a chance on purchasing the departed movie dvd from my Walmart job around three to four weeks ago because it was only five dollars and featured the images of these actors known for their acting talent; Leonardo dicaprio, jack Nicholson, matt damon, and mark Wahlberg. Jack Nicholson plays a mobster character of frank costello who is shown quoting I don’t want to be a product of my environment, I want my environment to be a product of me. Matt damon is shown being one the character of colin sullivan who has known the mobster characer since he was a child. This is because nicholson’s mobster character is shown in a moment of having a heart through buying groceries for the chlld, the movie illustrates the uncomfortable but harsh reality on how poverty even within the united states can be a dangerous breeding ground for more crime if the children of those environments do not have enough positive role models in their life. Leonaordo dicaprio’s character of billy costigan becomes a future coworker of both Collin Sullivan (matt damon) and sean digman (mark Wahlberg) within the boston police departments in order to get the mobster frank Costello (jack Nicholson) arrested. The movie trailers for the departed dvd are the painted veil starring Naomi waits and Edward Norton, the reaping starring Hilary swank, 300 starring Gerald butler, and blood diamond starring Leonardo dicaprio, Jennifer Connelly, and djimon hounson. The departed is also great for those who enjoy watching movies by Leonardo dicaprio, jack niecholson, matt damon, and mark Wahlberg because their character portrayals factor significantly in the film.
Not enough positive adjectives to describe this amazing movie. Writing, acting, directing, music, everything top notch.
the headline already says it all 4 me. settle in and don't miss a second. watch out for jack nicholson you can never trust him all the way.
This was an ASTONISHING movie with a fantastic plot, great script, directing like no other, and the best cast I've ever seen. The first time I watched this film, it was hard to get through the great story with the constant f words. Mark Wahlberg and Jack Nicholson dished it out in every single sentence at least once. Otherwise, this was completely worthy of the 2006 Best Picture Award. I would definitly watch it again if it didn't have all the cussing. I don't mind the swearing as long as it's in moderation, but this was completely overkill. I've never seen this much cussing in my life, and I've seen hundreds of movies. Watching this with my family, was awkward because we wanted to keep watching because of the amazing plot, but wanted to turn it off because of the language. Overall, a fantastic movie anyone shouls watch
the reasons that this is my favorite movie is, it has a amazing cast, the plot is extremly amazing, and it makes you not want to look away. if you love to watch gangster movies than this is definitly your movie
The Departed showcases why Leonardo DiCaprio is deserving of his elusive Academy Award. The character portrayal of an undercover cop on the run is perfectly enacted to make the viewer feel moved. The rest of the star studded cast also puts forth notable performances, notably Alec Baldwin and Mark Wahlberg. The movie builds at a good pace, leading to a dramatic finish. A classic dramatic thriller you can enjoy more than once!
im glad martin won a golden globe for this movie he needed that award he is one of the best directors in the business
this movie is an exact replica of the 1995 chinese movie 'internal affairs'. How can a director take credit for a movie when the only changes he made are the actors and that it's english speaking.
The South Boston that has been the study of so many is the great inspiration in this story and with great flair from the usual New Yorker Martin Scorcese. In what has to be his most complex, multilayered story by far, it is fascinating to note the character of Jack Nicholson, who plays the almost Whitey Bulger-like villain in this with quite zeal and enthusiasm it seems. It is shows injustice in the modern world unchecked and we do know that is a relevant issue for all ages, where the rules of good and evil are inverted in the huge cauldron known as America.
This movie was absolutely amazing. The acting was top notch and the actors really kept you at the edge of your seat the whole time. The intensity of the movie held the audiences attention until the very end. Very thought provoking and intersting. A must-see.
Scorsese has done it again. It was fitting that he won the Academy Award for best director, having been nominated multiple times and never won. Based around the Boston mafia, Frank Costello (Jack Nicholson) relays a terrific sense of power as a well known criminal. Surrounding Costello are the two moles seeking each other out. The question is, who will get found out first? For those that like Scorsese's DeNiro movies or for those that just like a good action movie, The Departed is a movie everyone can enjoy.
The only film by Scorcese that I ever liked. Tense, suspenseful, engrossing. The last 20 minutes is over the top and illogical, but still riveting. Great performances, especially Wahlberg. Matt Damon is the usual weakest-link. How, how, how does he continue to get work? A sock-puppet would have been a better casting choice.
I have no real reason to even think I can review The Departed since I REFUSED to watch an American remake of an amazing Hong Kong film Trilogy. I just put a rating since I couldn't comment otherwise. My single issue is why couldn't American studios just relase Infernal Affairs in theaters with the orignal actors (Andy Lau, Tony Leung, Anthony Wong, Eric Tsang, Shawn Yue, and Edison Chen) since there is already a dubbed version released on DVD in the US? But whatever. As for a huge Infernal Affairs fan here, I'd say sure, watch The Departed, since it's a remake of an incredible film series but I just ask that the original is given a chance and subtitles aren't the only reason it goes ignored and underappreciated because of it's American remake. The first one has been dubbed, so... check it out.
This movie was highly entertaining. The acting was superb. Watch this movie, you won't be disappointed.
I'm sorry, but I AM a fan of the director. It's just that this movie doesn't do anything for me. I kept wondering when it was gonna get good all the way into the first hour and a half, and then I just turned it off. The acting was great, top notch performances all around. That's about all the good I can say about it.
"Cops or Criminals. When you're facing a loaded gun, what's the difference?" The tagline and popular lines from the trailer delivered by acting veteran Jack Nicholson say it all. This is going to be good. To top that, Martin Scorsese directing makes it clear that it's good. Of course direction was great in this plot which was based on Infernal Affairs. Excellent condensing of so much into two and a half hours making it a fast paced thrill ride with smooth dialog everytime someone opens their mouth. Overall great music, editing, writing, and acting. All the actors keep in character throughout, and a few had to develop the Boston accent which they pull off authentically in the film. Easily deserving the five nominations, it should win Best Director. Scorsese's gone four decades too long without that award. As a side note with all of that, being a serious fan of foreign films myself Infernal Affairs is worth a watch. Honestly though, it wasn't as good as The Departed.
What can one say? Put Scorcese, Nicholson, DeCaprio, Damon, and Wallburg together and you get GOLD--and well deserved, if I may say so!! By FAR the best movie of 2006 and while not quite "Taxi Driver," or "Raging Bull," very deserving for Scorcese's at-long-last Oscar!! Nicholson still has the punch and the younger cast members are maturing nicely into the De Niros of the future!! DON'T MISS THIS ONE!!
The Oscar was well deserved for this brilliant crime drama.The 2 disk special edition is loaded with bonus features that you must see if you loved the film.Acting is top notch and the music (Score and soundtrack)are both fantastic as well.