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The Departed
Release Date: October 6, 2006
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Director: Martin Scorsese
Screenwriter:
William Monahan
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen, Ray Winstone, Vera Farmiga, Alec Baldwin, Anthony Anderson, James Badge Dale, Kristen Dalton Gerard McSorley, David O'Hara, Mark Ralston
Genre: Crime, Drama
MPAA Rating: R (for strong brutal violence, pervasive language, some strong sexual content and drug material)
Official Website: TheDeparted.com | MySpace.com/TheDeparted

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Synopsis:
"The Departed" is set in South Boston, where the state police force is waging war on organized crime. Young undercover cop Billy Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio) is assigned to infiltrate the mob syndicate run by gangland chief Costello (Jack Nicholson). While Billy is quickly gaining Costello's confidence, Colin Sullivan (Matt Damon), a hardened young criminal who has infiltrated the police department as an informer for the syndicate, is rising to a position of power in the Special Investigation Unit. Each man becomes deeply consumed by his double life, gathering information about the plans and counter-plans of the operations he has penetrated. But when it becomes clear to both the gangsters and the police that there's 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 himself. More here
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It is an American remake of the popular Hong Kong crime thriller Infernal Affairs.

The screenplay was written by William Monahan, who based it on an original script by Felix Chong and Siu Fai Mak.

Andrew Lau, the co-director of Infernal Affairs, who was interviewed by Hong Kong newspaper Apple Daily on October 9, 2006, said "Of course I think the version I made is better, but the Hollywood version is pretty good too. [Scorsese] made the Hollywood version more attuned to American culture."

Andy Lau, one of the main actors in Infernal Affairs, when asked about how the movie compares to the original, said: "The Departed was too long and it felt as if Hollywood had combined all three Infernal Affairs movies together. Andy Lau pointed out that the remake featured some of the "golden quotes" of the original but did have much more swearing. Andy Lau rated The Departed 8/10 and said that the Hollywood remake is worth a view. Andy Lau thinks "the effect of combining the two female characters in the original into one isn't as good as in the original," according to Lau's spokeswoman Alice Tam.

The film is currently one of the highest-rated wide release films of 2006 on Rotten Tomatoes, and the third highest on Metacritic.
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DiCaprio's star rises with 'Departed'
Cherry Hill Courier Post, NJ - Oct 15, 2006
Associated Press. Leonardo DiCaprio is stirring up an Oscar buzz for his turn in 'The Departed.'. THIS APPEARS TO be my season for re-evaluating actors. ...

'Departed' as good as it gets
Culpeper Star Exponent, VA - Oct 13, 2006
... Martin Scorsese’s “The Departed” roars onto the screen in all its knockdown, drag-out glory, featuring brilliant performances from an all-star cast. ...

"The Departed": Luck of the Irish
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... While “The Departed” functions as a straight, cops and robbers film, it makes its mark and succeeds as one of the best films of the year because it is ...

Scorsese on familiar turf in 'Departed'
News-Leader.com, MO - Oct 13, 2006
... But "The Departed" may seem like anything but a departure for the filmmaker who's always been best in gritty urban settings with dodgy denizens ("Mean Streets ...

Film Fans: 'The Departed' actors among year's best
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'Infernal Affairs' director praises 'The Departed,' but says ...
Malaysia Star, Malaysia - Oct 9, 2006
... Andrew Lau says US film maker Martin Scorsese skillfully adapted his crime thriller "Infernal Affairs'' for American audiences in "The Departed,'' but he ...

‘Departed’ tops box office, sets Scorsese record
MSNBC - Oct 8, 2006
Martin Scorsese’s mob saga “The Departed” debuted as the weekend’s top movie with $27 million, muscling out the horror prequel “The Texas Chainsaw ...

'The Departed' leaves you shaking
Princeton University The Daily Princetonian,  United States - Oct 11, 2006
... It might have stayed that way had Martin Scorsese not given new life to "Infernal Affairs" in his unique remake, "The Departed." The film opened, like its ...

Brutal Departed a return to form for Scorsese
Yes! Weekly, NC - Oct 10, 2006
And these are all statements that apply to St. Marty's latest, The Departed, a remake of the 2002 Chinese film Infernal Affairs. ...

'The Departed' a masterpiece
The University of Alabama Crimson White, AL - Oct 10, 2006
... With "The Departed," he returns to the modern gangster epic that he mastered with "Goodfellas," and if this film doesn't quite reach the heights of that film ...

Jack Nicholson calls role in The Departed 'the embodiment of evil'
SouthFlorida.com, FL - Oct 11, 2006
... his tongue. In the thriller The Departed, Nicholson plays an Irish mob boss with a husky appetite for carnal pleasures. The film ...

In 'Departed,' Scorsese's best is back
USA Today - Oct 5, 2006
In The Departed, director Martin Scorsese returns with breathtaking assurance to the arena in which he is at his best: the gritty and complex crime drama. ...


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Official Website: TheDeparted.com | MySpace.com/TheDeparted
 




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