A cat and mouse style crime thriller about cops and criminals trying to hunt each other down. An American remake of Hong Kong film 'Infernal Affairs'.
The film was nominated for 5 oscars and won 4 of them.
As of 2010, The Departed holds the record for most uses of the word 'fuck' and all its variants (237) in a Best Picture Oscar winning movie.
Rookie cop Billy Costigan grew up in crime. That makes him the perfect mole, the man on the inside of the mob run by boss Frank Costello. It's his job to win Costello's trust and help his detective handlers bring Costello down. Meanwhile, SIU office Colin Sullivan has everyone's trust. No one suspects he's Costello's mole.