Why to Watch - The Departed

I don’t associate with people who haven’t seen this movie. I don’t care if I’m in the hospital, when my doctor comes in I go “hey, you’ve seen The Departed, right?” and if they say “what?” or “no” or “sir I don’t see how that’s relevant right now you’ve been stabbed over a dozen times” I cut them off and go “GET ME SOMEONE ELSE” and I start the process all over again. Now watch this and accept that it will be in your top 10 of all time.



The Departed Crime, Drama, Thriller | October 6, 2006 (United States) 8.5
Director: Martin ScorseseWriter: William Monahan, Alan Mak, Felix ChongStars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack NicholsonSummary: In this crime-action tour de force, the South Boston state police force is waging war on Irish-American organized crime. Young undercover cop Billy Costigan is assigned to infiltrate the mob syndicate run by gangland chief Frank Costello. While Billy quickly gains Costello's confidence, Colin Sullivan, a hardened young criminal who has infiltrated the state police as an informer for the syndicate is rising to a position of power in the Special Investigation Unit. Each man becomes deeply consumed by their double lives, gathering information about the plans and counter-plans of the operations they have penetrated. But when it becomes clear to both the mob and the police that there is a mole in their midst, Billy and Colin are suddenly in danger of being caught and exposed to the enemy - and each must race to uncover the identity of the other man in time to save themselves. But is either willing to turn on their friends and comrades they've made during their long stints undercover? —Anonymous


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