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The Departed (R)

In anticipation of Martin Scorsese's new film THE IRISHMAN we are revisiting several Scorsese films at the ESQUIRE THEATRE!

Cops or Criminals. When you're facing a loaded gun what's the difference?

THE DEPARTED, Winner of 4 Oscars in 2006: Best Motion Picture, Best Achievement in Directing, Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay and Best Achievement in Film Editing and Certified Fresh and scoring a 91% on Rotten Tomatoes, the Critics Consensus: "Featuring outstanding work from an excellent cast, The Departed is a thoroughly engrossing gangster drama with the gritty authenticity and soupy morality we come to expect from Martin Scorsese."

Synopsis: 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

Want More Scorsese? Check out the entire November line-up!

THE DEPARTED (2006) 11/11 & 11/14 at 7:00pm

MEAN STREETS (1973) 11/15 10:00pm, 11/16 8:15pm, 11/17 2:00pm with Intro and Q&A with Film Professor Joe Horine

GOODFELLAS (1990) 11/15 7:00pm 11/16 2:00pm, 11/17 5:00pm

AFTER HOURS (1985) 11/16 at 11:00pm

ALICE DOESN'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE (1975) 11/20 at 7:00pm

Showtimes for
Monday, November 11

7:00

Details

Action/Adventure , Drama
2 hr. 30 min.
Opened October 6th, 2006

Director

Martin Scorsese

Writer

William Monahan

Cast

Jack Nicholson
Leonardo DiCaprio
Matt Damon
Mark Wahlberg
Martin Sheen
Ray Winstone
Vera Farmiga
Anthony Anderson
Alec Baldwin
Gerard McSorley

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