The Departed is a 2006 American gangster drama film directed by Martin Scorsese. The film stars Leonardo Di Caprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, and Mark Wahlberg.
The film takes place in Boston. Irish Mob boss Francis “Frank” Costello (Jack Nicholson) plants Colin Sullivan (Matt Damon) as a mole within the Massachusetts State Police; the two characters are loosely based on famous gangster Whitey Bulger and corrupt FBI agent John Connelly, who grew up with Bulger. Simultaneously, the police assign undercover state trooper William “Billy” Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio) to infiltrate Costello’s crew.
Running time: 151 min
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