18 certificateThe Departed is a Film programme that first aired in 2006 and has been classified a 18 certificate.

The Departed is a 5 star programme

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The Departed (2006)

Directed by
Martin Scorsese

After five previous nominations, director Martin Scorsese finally picked up the Oscar he so richly deserved for this crackling, taut thriller, based on Alan Mak and Andrew Lau's Infernal Affairs. Matt Damon plays Colin Sullivan, spotted as a kid by gangster Frank Costello, who grooms him to become a successful cop, Frank's eyes and ears inside.

Leonardo DiCaprio plays Billy Costigan, who comes from a family with previous. Enlisting into the police force, he is sent undercover into Costello's gang.

Both sides know they have an informer in their midst and both use their man to try and uncover the identity of the other. As each gets closer to their target, the tension on both sides rise.

Written by ,

Genre: Film

Running Time: 152 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2006

5/5 Stars

Classification: 18 Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour

When is The Departed next on TV?

It's next showing on Film4 June 10th, 9:00pm and on Film4 Plus 1 June 10th, 10:00pm. See more...


Image for Leonardo DiCaprioLeonardo DiCaprio...Billy Costigan
Image for Matt DamonMatt Damon...Colin Sullivan
Image for Jack NicholsonJack Nicholson...Frank Costello
Image for Mark WahlbergMark Wahlberg...Dignam
Image for Martin SheenMartin Sheen...Oliver Queenan
Image for Ray WinstoneRay Winstone...Mr. French
Image for Vera FarmigaVera Farmiga...Madolyn
Anthony Anderson...Brown
Image for Alec BaldwinAlec Baldwin...Ellerby
Kevin Corrigan...Cousin Sean
James Badge Dale...Barrigan
Image for David ODavid O'Hara...Fitzy