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.
Mark Wahlberg turned down his role in The Departed multiple times. He finally changed his mind after Martin Scorsese convinced and persuaded Mark Wahlberg more than once to star in the film.
My theory on Feds is that they're like mushrooms, feed 'em shit and keep 'em in the dark
In a scene between Madolyn (Farmiga) and Sullivan (Damon) as she is moving in he pulls out a framed picture of her as a kid. Several scenes later as Billy (Dicaprio) meets her at her apartment for their tryst, the picture is hanging on the wall. Sullivan rehangs it.
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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