About

To take down South Boston's Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own to infiltrate the underworld, not realizing the syndicate has done likewise. While an undercover cop curries favor with the mob kingpin, a career criminal rises through the police ranks. But both sides soon discover there's a mole among them.

8.5
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Directed by

Martin Scorsese

Written by

William Monahan (Screenplay)
Alan Mak (Screenplay)
Felix Chong (Screenplay)

Runtime

151 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

Lies. Betrayal. Sacrifice. How far will you take it?

Cast

Keywords

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Photos

Lists

#40 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#93 on The 21st Century Most Acclaimed Films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#208 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

Awards

Oscar for Best Motion Picture of the Year Graham King

Oscar for Best Achievement in Directing Martin Scorsese

Oscar for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay William Monahan

Oscar for Best Achievement in Film Editing Thelma Schoonmaker