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.
'Frank Costello attended the Gaetano Donizetti opera Lucia di Lammermoor. This is a musical homage to Scarface (1932), as Paul Muni's character would often whistle the sextet from this opera whenever he killed someone.
You want some coke? There it is. Don't move till you're numb.
When Costigan and Costello meet at the bar for the very first time, Costigan's cast is bright white, and the top edge is very smooth and straight. Next after Costello calls him to the back room (I ain't the cops, and I ain't askin'), the cast is clearly different, a much duller shade of white, and the top edge of the cast is very frayed.
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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