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Worthitt Recommends - The Departed 2006

Review by : WorthITT Team
Date: 07 Oct 18

Worthitt Recommends presents - The Departed (2006) is a four time Oscar winner and diamond pearl from director Martin Scorsese.
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Genre - Crime , Drama , Thriller .
Director - Martin Scorsese
Producer - Brad Pitt, Brad Grey, Graham King
Screenplay - William Monahan
Based on - Infernal Affairs by Alan Mak, Felix Chong
Music by - Howard Shore
Cinematography - Michael Ballhaus
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Starring - Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen, Ray Winstone, Vera Farmiga, Anthony Anderson, Alec Baldwin
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South Boston cop Billy Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio) goes undercover to intrude the organization of Gang leader head Frank Costello (Jack Nicholson). As Billy gains the gangster's trust, a career criminal named Colin Sullivan (Matt Damon) intrudes the police department and reports on its activities to his gang associates. When both organizations learn they have a mole in their midst, Billy and Colin must figure out each other's identities to save their own lives.
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Trivia -

Mark Wahlberg based his performance on the police officers who'd arrested him about two dozen times in his youth, and the reactions of his parents who had to come bail him out with their grocery money.

Martin Scorsese really wanted Al Pacino for the role of Costello, because he never worked with Pacino before, but he turned it down. Jack Nicholson was Scorsese's second choice. Pacino would later go onto appear in Scorsese's The Irishman.

Leonardo DiCaprio called his one-on-one scene with Jack Nicholson "one of the most memorable moments of my life."

When receiving the top award from the Director's Guild of America for this film, Martin Scorsese said that this "is the first movie I have ever done with a plot."

This marks the third time that Martin Scorsese has used The Rolling Stones' "Gimme Shelter" in one of his films. It also appeared in Goodfellas (1990) and Casino (1995).

The film cast includes three Oscar winners: Jack Nicholson, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Matt Damon; and three Oscar nominees: Mark Wahlberg, Alec Baldwin, and Vera Farmiga.

Quotes:

Madolyn: [after a therapy session] I'm not someone you have to see or they put you in jail if you're in distress I will help you here's my card and a prescription of medication that'll help you

Billy Costigan: Is that enough to commit suicide?

Madolyn: Maybe it is have I done my job to your God damn standards? Because according my standards you fit the model of drug seeking behavior too damn bad if you don't like my initial clinical reaction

Shipping to the Boston this movie says "Don't be the product of the environment, let the environment be the product of you".It drive sense out of no where of being a pure cop and the rats that spoils the nation.

IMDB Rating - 8.5/10
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0407887/?ref_=nv_sr_1

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