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The Departed


Jack Nicholson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Mark Wahlberg View All


Martin Scorsese (Director), William Monahan (Screenplay), Alan Mak (Screenplay), Felix Chong (Screenplay) View All

Release: Oct. 5th, 2006
Runtime: 2 hours, 31 minutes
To take down South Boston's Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own to infiltrate the underworld, not realizing the syndicate has done likewise. While an undercover cop curries favor with the mob kingpin, a career criminal rises through the police ranks. But both sides soon discover there's a mole among them.
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someone is still left to kill Damon's character and give the film a "happy" ending, which I absolutely hate when it comes to this film because it seems like an easy way out for Damon's character, who is clearly so miserable by the end of the film that letting him live with his mistakes would seem to....
Both characters struggle with their identities and the increasingly tense web they've spun throughout the film, but DiCaprio has the last laugh from beyond the grave.
Thank you Mr. Scorsese, for letting me have fun at the movies again..
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