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 deliberately chose not to watch Infernal Affairs (2002), until after he'd completed this film.
So do you know why Queenan went into that building?
Colin Sullivan: No.
Dignam: Well, a better question is why the fuck were your guys following him?
Colin Sullivan: I told Internal Investigations to follow Captain Queenan.
Colin Sullivan: That's Internal Investigations' business.
Dignam: Fucking piece of ...
(at around 1 min) At the beginning of the film, "some years ago," the sign in the convenience store window advertises The Boston Phoenix as a free paper. Before 2000, the Phoenix cost $.35-.50 (depending on the year).
The title doesn't appear on screen until nearly 20 minutes into the movie.
In India, the Tamil and Telugu dubbed versions were cut before being given a UA (parental guidance) certificate for video release.
£2,298,313 (UK) (8 October 2006)
$132,384,315 (USA) (22 March 2007)
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