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The Departed

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Original title
The Departed
Running time
149 min.
United States United States
William Monahan. Remake: Alan Mak, Felix Chong
Howard Shore
Michael Ballhaus
Warner Bros., Plan B Entertainment, IEG Virtual Studios, Vertigo Entertainment, Media Asia Films. Distributor: Warner Bros.
Thriller. Drama. Action | Mafia. Remake. Crime. Cop Movies
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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.
Rankings Position
2006: 4 Academy Awards: Best Movie, Director, Adapted Screenplay and Editing. 5 Nominations
2006: Golden Globe: Best Director. 6 Nominations
2006: BAFTA Awards: 6 Nominations, including Best Editing, Movie and Adap. Screenplay
2006: National Board of Review (NBR): Best Director, Acting Ensemble
2006: Film Critics Circle of New York: Best Director. 3 Nominations
2006: 2 Critics' Choice Awards: Best Picture, Director. 7 Nominations
2006: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Best film, Director & Adapted Screenplay. 6 Nom.
2006: 4 Boston Society of Film Critics Awards, incl. Best Film. 6 Nominations
2006: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Nominated for Best Film
2006: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Best Director
2006: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Best Adapted Screenplay
2006: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): 2 Nominations including Best Cast in a Motion Picture
2006: David di Donatello Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
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