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.
1997 was a significant year for the four main actors of this film. Leonardo DiCaprio starred in Titanic (1997), which would go on to become the second highest grossing movie of all time, and win eleven Academy Awards. Matt Damon won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, and got a ... ...
Frank? What the fuck is wrong with you?
Frank Costello: See anything you like, Colin?
Colin Sullivan: I almost fucking shot you!
Frank Costello: You're not indulging in self-abuse, are you? I hope you're not turning into one of them sob sisters who wants to get caught. You're not cracking up, are...
(at around 1h 24 mins) Sullivan and Costello meet in an adult movie theater in Boston's Chinatown. However, an earlier reference to the Patriot Act (at around 1h 2 mins) places this movie no earlier than 2001. By then, the porno houses of Boston's "Combat Zone" were nothing but a memory.
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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