The Departed

Character: Billy Costigan
Directed by: Martin Scorsese
Written by: William Monahan (screenplay)
Produced by: G. Mac Brown
Other cast: Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen, Ray Winstone, Vera Farmiga, Anthony Anderson, Alec Baldwin
Release date: October 6, 2006
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Running time: 2h 31min

The Departed is set in South Boston, where the state police force is waging war on Irish-American organized crime. Young undercover cop Billy Costigan (DiCaprio) is assigned to infiltrate the mob syndicate run by gangland chief Frank Costello (Nicholson). While Billy quickly gains Costello’s confidence, Colin Sullivan (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. 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’s a mole in their midst, Billy and Colin are suddenly in danger of being caught and exposed to the enemy-and each must race to uncover the identity of the other man in time to save himself. But is either willing to turn on the friends and comrades they’ve made during their long stints undercover?

Filming Locations
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
New York City, New York, USA
Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Charlestown, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Chinatown, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Quincy, Massachusetts, USA
White Plains, New York, USA

Soundtrack for the Departed

Released on November 7, 2006

  • “Gimme Shelter”
    Performed by The Rolling Stones
    Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
    From the album “Let It Bleed”
    Licenced Courtesy of ABKCO Records
  • “I’m Shipping Up To Boston”
    Performed by Dropkick Murphys
    Written by Woody Guthrie
    From the album “The Warrior’s Code”
    Licenced Courtesy of Hellcat Records
  • “Comfortably Numb”
    Performed by Van Morrison, Roger Waters and The Band featuring Rick DiFonzo and Snowy White
    Written by David Gilmour and Roger Waters
    From the album “The Wall : Live In Berlin”
    Licenced Courtesy of EMI Film and Television Music
  • “Let It Loose”
    Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
    Performed by The Rolling Stones
  • “Well Well Well”
    Performed by John Lennon and The Plastic Ono Band.
    Written by John Lennon.
  • “Thief’s Theme”
    by Nas
  • “Sail On, Sailor”
    by The Beach Boys
  • “Thief’s Theme”
    Written and Performed by NaS
  • “Sweet Dreams”
    Performed by Patsy Cline
  • “Nobody But Me”
    Performed by The Human Beinz
  • “Sail on Sailor”
    Performed by The Beach Boys
  • “One Way Out”
    Performed by the Allman Brothers
  • “Well, well, well”
    Performed by John Lennon
    Performed by Roy Buchanan

1. Cops or Criminals
2. 344 Wash
3. Beacon Hill
4. The Faithful Departed
5. Colin
6. Madolyn
7. Billy’s Theme
8. Command
9. Chinatown
10. Boston Common
11. Miss Thing
12. The Baby
13. The Last Rites
14. The Departed Tango

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