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.
As research for his character's occupation, Matt Damon worked with a Massachusetts State Police unit out of Boston. He accompanied them on routine patrols, participated in a drug raid, and was taught proper police procedures, like how to pat down a suspect.
Our target: microprocessors. Yes, those. I don't know what they are, you don't know what they are, who gives a fuck?
(at around 2h 5 mins) Sullivan says that the highest decoration the Massachusetts State Police has is the Medal of Merit. It is actually the George Hanna Award.
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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