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.
One of three Best Picture Oscar winners featuring Jack Nicholson. The other two are One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) and Terms of Endearment (1983). Interestingly, it's the only one of the three where he didn't win, nor was nominated for an Oscar.
What? Look, forget about it. Your old man was a janitor and his son's only a cop.
Colin Sullivan: Fucking firefighters are bunch of homos.
Colin Sullivan: They are!
The fingers of a severed hand will naturally curl inwards. Costello's bloody severed hand is an obvious prop.
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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