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.
Originally, Brad Pitt was cast as Colin Sullivan, but later dropped out to work with Alejandro G. Iñárritu in Babel (2006). He continued to produce the film under his (and his then wife Jennifer Aniston's) production company, Plan B.
You take off an armored car at the Dedham Mall. What the fuck do you do, you pay guineas in Providence?
Kneecapped Bankrobber: Fucking now I do!
Billy Costigan: What the fuck do you do?
Kneecapped Bankrobber: What? I gotta pay Costello and wait for him to trade me to the FBI? 'Cause that's what he does!
Billy Costigan: FBI? ...
When Queenan and Costigan are riding the Red Line, Queenan gets on at Park Street. Costigan tells him, "Get off at the next stop, South Station." South Station is two stops away; the next stop after Park Street is Downtown Crossing. Queenan gets off at the next stop, and the signs say South Station.
The title doesn't appear on screen until nearly 20 minutes into the movie.
In India, the DVD release misses the dildo scene as well as the entire lovemaking scene between Billy and Madolyn.
£2,298,313 (UK) (8 October 2006)
$132,384,315 (USA) (22 March 2007)