LSC Event Descriptions

February 16 & 18, 2007

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Rated R
151 minutes

The Departed (2006)
February 16, 2007 at 6:30 and 10:00 pm in 26-100
February 18, 2007 at 6:30 pm in 26-100

'The Departed' is set in South Boston, where the state police force is waging war on organized crime. Young undercover cop Billy Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio) is assigned to infiltrate the mob syndicate run by gangland chief Costello (Jack Nicholson). While Billy is quickly gaining Costello's confidence, Colin Sullivan (Matt 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 gangsters 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. []

Scorsese differentiates it from everything else he's ever done. The guy might as well retire now because I don't see how he's going to top this one.
      -- Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures. Read this review.

2006 Academy Award Nominations: Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Achievement in Directing (WIN!), Achievement in Film Editing (WIN!), Best Motion Picture of the Year (WIN!), Adapted Screenplay (WIN!)

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