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Title:
The departed
Author:
Pitt, Brad, 1963-
Publication Information:
Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2007]
Physical Description:
1 Blu-ray Disc (151 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
In South Boston, the Massachusetts State Police are waging a war on Irish-American organized crime. Undercover cop Billy Costigan is assigned to infiltrate the mob syndicate, which is run by gangland chief Frank Costello. Billy quickly gains Costello's confidence. Colin Sullivan is a hardened young criminal who has infiltrated the police department as an informer for the syndicate. Colin is rising to a position of power within 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 mob and the police that there are moles in their midst, Billy and Colin are suddenly thrust into danger. Afraid of being caught and exposed to the enemy, each must race to uncover the identity of the other man in time to save himself.
General Note:
"Based on the motion picture Infernal affairs, directed by Andrew Lau Wai Keung/Alan Mak, screenplay by Alan Mak/Felix Chong."

Originally released as a motion picture in 2006.

Special features: 9 additional scenes with introductions from director Martin Scorsese; "The story of the Boston mob:" the real-life gangster behind Jack Nicholson's character; "Crossing criminal cultures:" how Little Italy's crime and violence influence Scorsese's work; theatrical trailer.
Language:
English

French

Spanish
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: R; for strong brutal violence, pervasive language, some strong sexual content and drug material.
Added Uniform Title:
Departed (Motion picture)
ISBN:
9781419845512
UPC:
085391117292

883929331956

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Legendary director Martin Scorsese takes the helm for this tale of questionable loyalties and blurring identities set in the South Boston organized crime scene and inspired by the wildly popular 2002 Hong Kong crime film Infernal Affairs. As the police force attempts to reign in the increasingly powerful Irish mafia, authorities are faced with the prospect of sending in an undercover agent or seeing their already frail grip on the criminal underworld slip even further. Billy Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a young cop looking to make a name for himself in the world of law enforcement. Collin Sullivan (Matt Damon) is a street-smart criminal who has successfully infiltrated the police department with the sole intention of reporting their every move to ruthless syndicate head Frank Costello (Jack Nicholson). When Costigan is assigned the task of working his way into Costello's tightly guarded inner circle, Sullivan is faced with the responsibility of rooting out the informer before things get out of hand. With the stakes constantly rising and time quickly running out for the undercover cop and his criminal counterpart, each man must work feverishly to reveal his counterpart before his identity is exposed by the other. Martin Sheen, Alec Baldwin, and Ray Winstone co-star, and writer William Monahan adapts a screenplay originally penned by Alan Mak and Felix Chong. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi