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.
Vera Farmiga met with a real LAPD psychiatrist to prepare for her role. The psychiatrist read the script, and told Farmiga that Madolyn did pretty much everything wrong.
Billy Costigan: Arm? What fuckin' arm?
Mr. French: Show me your arm. Flip it. mmhmmm, mmhmmm...
Frank Costello: It makes me curious to see you in this neighborhood. And if I can slander my own environment, it makes me sad. This, uh, regression. Plus, I don't know if it's beyond some ...
Frank Costello: ...
(at around 1h 16 mins) In one scene, Queenan hands Costigan a glass of ice water, which disappears and reappears between shots.
The title doesn't appear on screen until nearly 20 minutes into the movie.
£2,298,313 (UK) (8 October 2006)
$132,384,315 (USA) (22 March 2007)
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