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.
Jack Nicholson's mug shot in the movie belongs to his Jack Napier role in Batman (1989), another Warner Bros. production.
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!
(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.
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)