R | | Crime, Drama, Thriller
An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston.
Martin Scorsese did not realize this was a remake of a Hong Kong movie until after he had agreed to direct it.
There is no need to remind you that if you don't find that cheese eating rat bastard in your department... it won't be me who suffers for it.
Colin Sullivan: What I be any good at my job if I didn't fucking already know that?
Frank Costello: Just get him and smoke him the fuck out...
(at around 2h 5 mins) While Gwen is talking on the phone, the word "hell" is obviously dubbed over the initial word "fuck."
The title doesn't appear on screen until nearly 20 minutes into the movie.
£2,298,313 (UK) (6 October 2006)
$132,373,442 (USA) (16 March 2007)
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