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 said that he made this film to honor crime genre directors, such as Robert Aldrich, Samuel Fuller, and Don Siegel.
Why is the last patient of the day always the hardest?
Billy Costigan: Because you're tired and you don't give a shit. It's not super-natural.
Costigan enters the bar and points at a guy with a leather cap. In the background, a waiter is leaning on the bar, who then stands up and starts to walk. In the following close shot he is back in the previous place, leaning.
The title doesn't appear on screen until nearly 20 minutes into the movie.
In India, the film was given an A (adults only) certificate after the visual of Frank Costello holding a dildo was deleted. This change is visible in the Hindi dubbed VCD which shows a slight frame jump.
£2,298,313 (UK) (8 October 2006)
$132,384,315 (USA) (22 March 2007)
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