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.
After completing The Aviator (2004), Martin Scorsese kept Alec Baldwin in mind for future collaboration and ultimately decided to cast him in the role of Ellerby, which was offered to Mel Gibson first, but Gibson was unable to accept the part, because he was starting production on Apocalypto (2006) at the time.
You know, if your father were alive, and saw you here sitting with me, let's say he would have a word with me about this. In fact, he'd kill seven guys just to cut my throat, and he could do it. That's maybe something you don't know about William ...
When Billy and Costello are talking in the bar, after Costello fires the paper cloth, smoke is visible in the shots involving Billy, but not in the ones involving Costello.
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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