The Departed

To take down South Boston’s Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own to infiltrate the underworld, not realizing the syndicate has done likewise. While an undercover cop curries favor with the mob kingpin, a career criminal rises through the police ranks. But both sides soon discover there’s a mole among them.
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Film Cast:

  • Francis ‘Frank’ Costello: Jack Nicholson
  • William “Billy” Costigan, Jr.: Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Staff Sgt. Colin Sullivan: Matt Damon
  • Staff Sgt. Sean Dignam: Mark Wahlberg
  • Dr. Madolyn Madden: Vera Farmiga
  • Capt. Oliver Charles Queenan: Martin Sheen
  • Arnold “Frenchy” French: Ray Winstone
  • Trooper Brown: Anthony Anderson
  • Capt. George Ellerby: Alec Baldwin
  • Cousin Sean: Kevin Corrigan
  • Barrigan: James Badge Dale
  • Fitzy: David O’Hara
  • Lazio: Robert Wahlberg
  • Gwen: Kristen Dalton
  • Govenor: Thomas B. Duffy
  • Uncle Edward: Richard Hughes
  • Exam Instructor: Chance Kelly
  • Younger Priest: Larry Mitchell
  • Delahunt: Mark Rolston
  • Realtor: J. C. MacKenzie
  • Billy’s Aunt: Mary Klug
  • Triad Boss: Robert ‘Toshi’ Kar Yuen Chan
  • Mrs. Kennefick: Peg Holzemer
  • Pakistani Proprietor: Gurdeep Singh
  • Providence Gangster #1: Armen Garo
  • Providence Gangster #2: John Cenatiempo
  • Man Glassed in Bar: Brian Smyj
  • Older Priest: William Severs
  • Man Killed by French: Douglas Crosby
  • Woman at Bar #1: Dorothy Lyman
  • Woman at Bar #2: Audrie Neenan
  • Young Colin: Conor Donovan
  • Bookie Harassed by French: Patrick Coppola
  • Jimmy Bags: Mick O’Rourke
  • Queenan’s Secretary: Nellie Sciutto
  • Chinese Government Man: Henry Yuk
  • Luncheonette Proprietor: John Rue
  • Priest with Young Colin: Joseph P. Reidy
  • Priest at Billy’s Funeral: John Farrer
  • Detective #1 Tailing Queenan: Billy Smith
  • Detective #2 Tailing Queenan: Brian Haley
  • Detective #3 Tailing Queenan: Terry Serpico
  • Detective #4 Tailing Queenan: Jay Giannone
  • Gang Member with Mr. French: David Conley
  • Darlene the Secretary: Tracey Paleo
  • Executed Woman: Jill Brown
  • Billy Costigan, Sr. (credit only): Tom Kemp
  • Detective #1 – Colin’s Unit: Kevin P. McCarthy
  • Detective #2 – Colin’s Unit: Chris Fischer
  • Kneecapped Bankrobber: Joseph Riccobene
  • Crack Addict: Johnny Cicco
  • Translator: Lyman Chen
  • Bartender at Brasserie: Shay Duffin
  • Executed Man: David Fischer
  • Woman with Dog: Emma Tillinger Koskoff
  • Crack House Denizen: Craig ‘Radioman’ Castaldo
  • Little Girl at Airport: Francesca Scorsese
  • Costello’s Crew #1: Dennis Lynch
  • Costello’s Crew #2: Michael Byron
  • Triad (uncredited): Takumi Bando
  • Reporter (uncredited): Eric Bruno Borgman
  • Irish Thug (uncredited): Brendan Burke
  • Gang Member (uncredited): Chris Chinn
  • Crime Scene Unit (uncredited): Jeffrey Corazzini
  • Cadet (uncredited): Jim Ford
  • Woman Office Worker (uncredited): Trudi Goodman
  • Academy Pistol Coach (uncredited): Steve Lord
  • EMT (uncredited): Jack McCullough
  • Reporter (uncredited): Osmani Rodriguez
  • Academy Firearms Instructor (uncredited): Lawrence Cameron Steele
  • Rugby Fan (uncredited): Conor Timmis
  • Officer (uncredited): Joseph Oliveira
  • Southie Teen / Soccer Player (uncredited): Adam Masnyk
  • Pedestrian (uncredited): John Franchi
  • Subway Passenger (uncredited): Paul McGillicuddy
  • MA State Police Detective: Kim Carrell
  • Adult Film Actress (uncredited): Rebecca Love
  • French’s Wife: Sarah Fearon

Film Crew:

  • Original Music Composer: Howard Shore
  • Producer: Brad Pitt
  • Director: Martin Scorsese
  • Producer: Brad Grey
  • Supervising Sound Editor: Eugene Gearty
  • Casting: Ellen Lewis
  • Editor: Thelma Schoonmaker
  • Director of Photography: Michael Ballhaus
  • Makeup Artist: Christine Beveridge
  • Set Decoration: Leslie E. Rollins
  • Actor’s Assistant: Eric Weinstein
  • Assistant Director: Joseph P. Reidy
  • Costume Design: Sandy Powell
  • Production Design: Kristi Zea
  • Dialect Coach: Tim Monich
  • Special Effects Coordinator: Steven Kirshoff
  • Makeup Artist: John Caglione Jr.
  • Producer: Graham King
  • Screenplay: William Monahan
  • Executive Producer: Doug Davison
  • Executive Producer: Roy Lee
  • Executive Producer: G. Mac Brown
  • Electrician: Timothy Healy
  • Post Production Supervisor: Paul A. Levin
  • Screenplay: Alan Mak
  • Screenplay: Felix Chong
  • Foley Editor: Kam Chan
  • Foley Artist: Marko Costanzo
  • ADR Supervisor: Marissa Littlefield
  • Location Manager: Carla Raij
  • Hairstylist: Kay Georgiou
  • Stunts: Blaise Corrigan
  • Visual Effects Producer: Ron Ames
  • ADR Supervisor: Jeffrey Stern
  • Camera Operator: Thomas Lappin
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: David Ebner
  • Stunt Coordinator: G. A. Aguilar
  • Stunts: George B. Colucci Jr.
  • Set Decoration: Susan Perlman
  • Stunts: Peewee Piemonte
  • Makeup Artist: Donald Mowat
  • Art Direction: Teresa Carriker-Thayer
  • Costume Supervisor: David Davenport
  • Makeup Artist: Michael Germain
  • Dialogue Editor: Philip Stockton
  • Hairstylist: Joy Zapata
  • Dialogue Editor: Jac Rubenstein
  • Still Photographer: Andrew Cooper
  • Camera Operator: Bruce MacCallum
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Tom Fleischman
  • Camera Operator: Andrew Rowlands
  • Hairstylist: Kathryn Blondell
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Robert Legato
  • Music Editor: Jennifer Dunnington
  • Script Supervisor: Martha Pinson
  • Unit Publicist: Larry Kaplan
  • Assistant Art Director: Marion Kolsby
  • Sound Effects Editor: Allan Zaleski
  • Hairstylist: Johnny Villanueva
  • Digital Intermediate: Devin Sterling
  • Property Master: Robert Griffon Jr.
  • Construction Coordinator: Theodore Suchecki
  • Makeup Artist: Sian Grigg
  • Art Department Coordinator: Erik Knight
  • Assistant Art Director: Robert Thayer
  • Costume Supervisor: Thomas Stokes
  • Music Editor: Tass Filipos
  • Transportation Coordinator: Robert Martini
  • Special Effects: William ‘Billy Jack’ Jakielaszek
  • Foley Editor: Jamie Baker
  • Stunts: Shawnna Thibodeau
  • Special Effects: Brian Ricci
  • Stunts: Michael Arthur
  • Stunts: Janet Paparazzo
  • Scenic Artist: Lisa Shaftel
  • Stunt Driver: Joseph Zamparelli
  • Stunts: Jodi Michelle Pynn
  • Construction Coordinator: Joseph S. Alfieri
  • Stunts: Lauren Hayward

Movie Reviews:

  • talisencrw: I decided to celebrate the Summer Solstice by watching ‘The Departed’. Don’t ask me why. I had previously loved the Hong Kong-made ‘Infernal Affairs’ trilogy on which this is based. Usually I hate when international masterpieces get remade, but this was a sterling exception. This was controversial when it took in a cartload of Oscars, particularly finally a directorial nod for Scorsese, but don’t be misled–it’s easily one of his finest works.

    This is my Golden Rule on both remakes in general, but especially American remakes of international (particularly foreign-language) great films. When in doubt, check the label:

    1. Director? (check)
    2. Cast? (check)
    3. Script? (check)

    ‘The proof is in the pudding!’

  • John Chard: The only one that can do what I do is me. Lot of people had to die for me to be me. You wanna be me?

    The Departed is directed by Martin Scorsese and written by William Monahan, Alan Mak and Felix Chong. It stars Jack Nicholson, Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen, Ray Winstone, Vera Farmiga, Anthony Anderson, Mark Rolston and Alec Baldwin. Music is by Howard Shore and cinematography by Michael Ballhaus.

    An Irish gang in South Boston becomes aware there is a rat in their midst, whilst the police force has a mole to contend with – with each one trying to out each other before the other does…

    Martin Scorsese remakes Hong Kong thriller Infernal Affairs (2002) for the English speaking world, and promptly bagged his first Best Director Oscar in the process. It’s a thrilling picture packed with suspense and edginess, a psychological gangster picture driven by two men leading double lives that is leading them to the abyss. When the violence comes it erupts in thunderous strokes, all while the narrative pulses with paranoia. There are some irksome contrivances, but with a uniformly strong set of turns from the cast, great musical accompaniments, and a director returning to gangster form, The Departed is a sure fire winner. 8.5/10

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