Quick Answer: Is The Departed A True Story?


Jack Nicholson’s character is based on infamous Boston mob boss and FBI informant Whitey Bulger.

Before he was captured in 2011, he was the second only to Osama bin Laden on the FBI’s Most Wanted List and had a reward for $1 million for his capture.22 May 2015

Is the movie departed a true story?

Is “The Departed” based on a true story? Though The Departed is a US remake of the Hong Kong film, Infernal Affairs, the characters of Francis “Frank” Costello (played by Jack Nicholson) and Colin Sullivan (played by Matt Damon) were based on real-life Irish mob boss Whitey Bulger and corrupt FBI agent John Connolly.

Who was the real rat in the departed?

“The Departed” is all about “rats.” Billy Costigan, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, infiltrates a South Boston Irish-American gang led by Frank Costello, played by Jack Nicholson. DiCaprio is an informant for law enforcement.23 Feb 2019

What is the story of the departed?

South Boston cop Billy Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio) goes under cover to infiltrate the organization of gangland chief Frank Costello (Jack Nicholson). As Billy gains the mobster’s trust, a career criminal named Colin Sullivan (Matt Damon) infiltrates the police department and reports on its activities to his syndicate bosses. When both organizations learn they have a mole in their midst, Billy and Colin must figure out each other’s identities to save their own lives.

Why did Mark Wahlberg shoot Matt Damon in The Departed?

Did Mark Wahlberg kill Matt Damon because he figured out that Matt Damon’s charecter was working with Frank and he had killed all those cops, or did he just kill him for revenge over the way Matt Damon treated Wahlberg when he took over his job?

Why did Dignam kill Sullivan at the end of the departed?

At the end of The Departed, Dignam kills Sullivan after finding out that he was the rat all along and responsible for Billy Costigan’s death.4 Jul 2015

Why did Sullivan kill Costello?

Why did Colin Sullivan kill mobster Costello in the film ‘The Departed’? Costello was killed by sully, because he was the only one who could destroy sully’s career. Sully was dirty, and that means blackmale and pressure to deceive and stay dirty.16 Oct 2016