Is departed a true story?

While “The Departed” is not necessarily based on a true story, Jack Nicholson’s character Frank Costello is based on real-life Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger, who led the infamous Winter Hill Gang out of Somerville, Massachusetts, in the late 20th century (via The Wrap).

Is The Departed based on another movie?

The Departed was a remake of the popular Hong Kong film Mou gaan dou (2002; Infernal Affairs). It was the first movie for which Scorsese, one of the industry’s most respected directors, won a best director Oscar.

Who are The Departed characters based on?

It is both a remake of the 2002 Hong Kong film Infernal Affairs and also loosely based on the real-life Boston Winter Hill Gang; the character Colin Sullivan is based on the corrupt FBI agent John Connolly, while the character Frank Costello is based on Irish-American gangster Whitey Bulger.

What Korean movie is The Departed based on?

Infernal Affairs
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Directed byAndrew Lau Alan Mak

Was Brad Pitt in The Departed?

Wahlberg also added that Robert De Niro and Brad Pitt were in the duo’s mind to play leads in the sequel. Pitt served as a producer on The Departed and was initially set to play Colin Sullivan, but he passed on the role in favor of a younger actor. Matt Damon eventually landed the gig.

What is the point of The Departed?

Scorsese’s The Departed tells the story of two men serving as double agents—one for the Irish Mob and one for the Boston PD. They are the same, yet opposites. They even share a love interest in common. If they weren’t working for rival organizations, you’d almost assume they’d be best friends in another life.

Who was Luciano’s consigliere?

Luciano took over the top spot of New York’s most powerful crime family and became “chairman of the board” of the Five Families known as “the Commission,” with Vito Genovese as top deputy (“underboss”) and Costello as his powerful “consigliere,” or top adviser.

Why did Sullivan betray Costello?

Colin kills Frank Costello, to prevent his relationship with him from being discovered, since Costello is an FBI informant and when he kills him he takes credit from his colleagues.


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