|Language and/or Subtitles:||English|
|Availability:||Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies|
Legendary director Martin Scorsese takes the helm for this tale of questionable loyalties and blurring identities set in the South Boston organized crime scene and inspired by the wildly popular 2002 Hong Kong crime film Infernal Affairs. As the police force attempts to reign in the increasingly powerful Irish mafia, authorities are faced with the prospect of sending in an undercover agent or seeing their already frail grip on the criminal underworld slip even further. Billy Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a young cop looking to make a name for himself in the world of law enforcement. Collin Sullivan (Matt Damon) is a street-smart criminal who has successfully infiltrated the police department with the sole intention of reporting their every move to ruthless syndicate head Frank Costello (Jack Nicholson). When Costigan is assigned the task of working his way into Costello's tightly guarded inner circle, Sullivan is faced with the responsibility of rooting out the informer before things get out of hand. With the stakes constantly rising and time quickly running out for the undercover cop and his criminal counterpart, each man must work feverishly to reveal his counterpart before his identity is exposed by the other. Martin Sheen, Alec Baldwin, and Ray Winstone co-star, and writer William Monahan adapts a screenplay originally penned by Alan Mak and Felix Chong. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Organized crime investigation -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Drama.
Police -- Massachusetts -- Drama.
Undercover operations -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Drama.
Criminal behavior -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Drama.
Infiltration (Military science) -- Drama.
South Boston (Boston, Mass.) -- Drama.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| Burbank, CA :Warner Home Video,2007
|Edition||Full screen ed.|
Grey, Brad, 1957-2017
King, Graham, 1961-
Pitt, Brad, 1963-
Wahlberg, Mark, 1971-
Winstone, Ray, 1957-
Anderson, Anthony, 1970-
Baldwin, Alec, 1958-
Corrigan, Kevin, 1969-
Mai, Zhaohui, 1965-
Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- )
Vertigo Entertainment (Firm)
Initial Entertainment Group.
Plan B Entertainment (Firm)
Huan Ya zong yi ji tuan (Hong Kong)
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen, Ray Winstone, Vera Farmiga, Anthony Anderson, Alec Baldwin, Kevin Corrigan.
Director of photography, Michael Ballhaus ; editor, Thelma Schoonmaker ; music, Howard Shore ; costume designer, Sandy Powell ; production designer, Kristi Zea ; visual effects supervisor, Rob Legato.
MPAA rating: R; for strong brutal violence, pervasive language, some strong sexual content and drug material.
Closed-captioned; dialogue in English (Dolby Surround 5.1), French (Dolby Surround 5.1) or French (Dolby Surround 5.1) with optional subtitles in English, French or Spanish.
Title from container.
Based on the 2002 screenplay "Wu jian dao" by Alan Mak and Felix Chong.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2006.
Special features: None.
DVD; region 1; full-screen; dual-layer format.
National Board of Review (USA), 2006: NBR - Best Director (Martin Scorsese) ; Best Ensemble. Oscar awards for Best picture, Directing, film editing, Adapted Screenplay, 2007.
1 videodisc (151 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.