The Departed Cast, Release Date, Reviews and All That We Know So Far About This Movie?


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The Departed is an American epic crime thriller movie which was released in 2006. The movie was directed by Martin Scoresese and penned by William Manahan. In this post we are going to discuss The Departed cast, release date and many more we know so far about it. So read out this entire article and get all the required information at one place.

This was a remake of the 2002 Hong Kong movie Infernal Affairs. Also the movie is loosely based on the real life Boston Winter Hill Gang whereas the character Colin Sullivan is based on the corrupt FBI agent John Connolly while the character Frank Costello is based on Irish American gangster Whitey Bulger.

The Departed Cast

The movie took place in Boston. The movie has won four Academy awards which includes best picture award as well.

The film was a critical as well as commercial success and won numerous awards and recognition which is truly amazing.

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What Was the Departed Cast?

Check out the list of cast and characters of The Departed movie below –

  • Leonardo DiCaprio as Trooper William “Billy” Costigan Jr.
  • Matt Damon as Staff Sergeant Colin Sullivan
  • Jack Nicholson as Frank Costello
  • Mark Wahlberg as Staff Sergeant Sean Dignam
  • Martin Sheen as Captain Oliver “Charlie” Queenan
  • Ray Winstone as Arnold “Frenchie” French
  • Vera Farmiga as Dr. Madolyn Madden
  • Alec Baldwin as Captain George Ellerby
  • Anthony Andersonas Trooper Brown
  • Kevin Corrigan as Sean Costigan
  • James Badge Daleas Trooper Barrigan
  • David O’Hara as Patrick “Fitzy” Fitzgibbons
  • Mark Rolston as Timothy Delahunt
  • Robert Wahlberg as FBI Special Agent Frank Lazio
  • Kristen Dalton as Gwen
  • Amanda Lynch as Carmen
  • Shay Duffin as Phil

What Was the Plot of the Departed Movie?

The Departed was a remake of the famous Hong Kong movie Mou gaan dou which was released in 2002. It was the first film for which Scorsese who is one of the industry’s biggest director won a best director award in Oscar.

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Colin Sullivan is a protégé of Irish American crime boss Frank Costello and he joins state police force a mole for Costello.

The movie revolves around South Boston cop Billy Costigan which is played by Leonardo DiCaprio. He the goes under cover to infilterate the organization of gangland chief Frank Costello.

The Departed Cast

The Departed movie grossed around $132.4 million in the United States and Canada whereas in other territories it has grossed total of 291.5 million against a production budget of $90 million.

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What Was the Reviews for the Departed?

A few critics were disappointed in the film, including J. Hoberman of the Village Voice, who wrote: “Infernal Affairs was surprisingly cool and effectively restrained for HK action, but Scorsese raises the temperature with every ultraviolent interaction. The surplus of belligerence and slur reach near-Tarantinian levels—appropriate as he’s staking a claim to QT’s turf.”

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On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds a 90% approval rating based on 284 reviews, with an average rating of 8.30/10. The website’s critics consensus reads, “Featuring outstanding work from an excellent cast, The Departed is a thoroughly engrossing gangster drama with the gritty authenticity and soupy morality we have come to expect from Martin Scorsese.”

Andrew Lau, the co-director of Infernal Affairs, who was interviewed by Hong Kong newspaper Apple Daily, said: “Of course I think the version I made is better, but the Hollywood version is pretty good too. made the Hollywood version more attuned to American culture.”

Andy Lau, one of the main actors in Infernal Affairs, when asked 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.