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.
When Colin has dinner with Madolyn, he states "what Freud said about the Irish is we're the only people impervious to psychoanalysis." According to the FAQ section of the Freud Museum in London, Sigmund Freud , "There is no evidence Freud said the quote. The only documentation seems to be Anthony Burgess, in his introduction to a book of Irish short stories: 'One of Freud's followers split up human psychology into two categories, Irish and non-Irish.'"
Okay, kid. Let's do this. Come on, spread 'em.
Dignam: Hey, what do you think you can pop somebody and there's a special card to play? That guy, Jimmy Bags whose jaw you broke happens to work undercover for the Boston Police Department.
Billy Costigan: I'm going fucking ...
(at around 46 mins) When Billy and Costello are sitting in the restaurant, Billy has a cigarette in his hand and in the next shot, he is blowing smoke rings, without taking a puff.
The title doesn't appear on screen until nearly 20 minutes into the movie.
In India, the film was given a UA (parental guidance) certificate for video release after a total of 14 cuts to violence and language were made.
£2,298,313 (UK) (8 October 2006)
$132,384,315 (USA) (22 March 2007)
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