The Departed (2006) Poster



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Remake of 

Mou gaan dou II (2003)
Remake has parts from all three movies.
Mou gaan dou III: Jung gik mou gaan (2003)
Remake has parts from all three movies.

Remade as 

Jannat 2 (2012)
basic concept


The Public Enemy (1931)
The "wake the 'f' up" scene in The Departed is shot, exactly in the same way as the scene where Putty Nose is killed in The Public Enemy, as a tribute to the James Cagney classic
Scarface (1932)
Use of the figure "X" whenever a character dies.
Going My Way (1944)
When Alec Baldwin is describing Costello's men, he describes Fitzy's mom as straight out of "Going My Way"
The Third Man (1949)
After Billy's funeral - like Harry Lime's funeral
Psycho (1960)
When Madolyn listens to the tape in the livingroom, Sullivan takes a shower, where we see several shots identical to the shower scene in Psycho
Family Affair (1966) (TV Series)
Costello's top lieutenant/muscle uses the alias "Mr French" (Costello says this is not his real name), which is a reference to the name of the well-known butler/manservant (played by Cabot) from this show.
The Godfather (1972)
Billy Costigan mentions to the Providence Gangsters about delivering Cannolis, before beating them up in one scene.
Taxi Driver (1976)
The scene where Matt Damon is shown sitting in a porn theater seat mirrors a shot from the earlier Scorsese film.
The A-Team (1983) (TV Series)
Matt Damon selects a few cops and calls them his own 'A-Team'
The Karate Kid (1984)
when frank meets with the chinese gang he refers to them as Bruce Lee and the Karate Kids.
Goodfellas (1990)
Both Scorsese films contain a broad, brown-haired gangster named Frenchy.
Cape Fear (1991)
In this earlier film by Scorsese, villianous convict Max Cady is shown in cell, tattooed torso shirtless, doing dips. While imprisoned Costigan does the same exercise in his cell, also shirtless/tattooed.
True Romance (1993)
Quote from Jack Nicholson appeared from that movie
Boogie Nights (1997)
Mr. French lighting off fireworks

Referenced in 

Saturday Night Live: Alec Baldwin/Christina Aguilera (2006) (TV Episode)
referenced during the monologue and by Steve Martin
Hot Fuzz (2007)
The good cop (Nick Angel) walks past the corrupt villian cop's office (Frank Butterman). This scene is filmed very much like where Bill walks past Colin's office in The Departed.
The 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007) (TV Special)
Gun violence recreated in Pilobolus dance sequence.
Dancing with the Stars: Episode #6.2 (2007) (TV Episode)
After Daryl says that Sonia Kruger could have strolled the red carpet with the Oscars gang, this movie is mentioned in their subsequent dialogue.
The Sopranos: Kennedy and Heidi (2007) (TV Episode)
Chris listens to the soundtrack
Assume the Position 201 with Mr. Wuhl (2007) (TV Short)
title mentioned
Allemaal film: Tussen kunst en kassa (2007) (TV Episode)
Poster is shown at the beginning
The Visions of Stanley Kubrick (2007) (Video)
mentioned once
The Writers Room (2008) (Short)
mentioned by name
20 to 1: Child Stars: Where Are They Now? (2008) (TV Episode)
A poster for this movie is shown in a segment on Leonardo DiCaprio.
Il solitario (2008)
Reference the film in the final part
The Green Green Grass: The Departed (2009) (TV Episode)
Title Reference
Hierarchy (2009)
Poster on wall
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Million Dollar Movie Week 5 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $16,000 question
Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy: Beavers: Assholes of the Forest (2009) (TV Episode)
The deer has a DVD of this movie, which the beaver scratches.
Leverage: The Beantown Bailout Job (2009) (TV Episode)
Hardison and Parker pose as Massachusetts State Police detectives Costello and Costigan.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #4.6 (2009) (TV Episode)
a Fastest Finger question has contestants put this among four Martin Scorsese films in order of release
Doc Martin: The Departed (2009) (TV Episode)
Title Reference
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.37 (2009) (TV Episode)
Included in a $7,500 question
Gossip Girl: The Debarted (2009) (TV Episode)
Title reference
The Supermarket (2009)
"This ain't reality TV!" quoted
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.77 (2010) (TV Episode)
listed by Mike Sorrentino when asked to name 5 Jack Nicholson movies
Teenage Paparazzo (2010)
Alec Baldwin mentions the film.
72 ga cho hak (2010)
Mentioned when the cell phone store is opened
The People vs. George Lucas (2010)
Referenced by an interviewee
Brief Film Reviews: My DVD/Blu-Ray Collection (2010) (TV Episode)
DVD cover shown.
Road to Nowhere (2010)
Leonardo DiCaprio talks about working with Jack Nicholson
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Town/I'm Still Here/Easy A (2010) (TV Episode)
Brett says "The Town" is not Departed-good
Elvira's Movie Macabre: The Terror (2010) (TV Episode)
Elvira mentions it while hosting a film starring Jack Nicholson.
Na plovárne: Na plovárne s Thelmou Schoonmaker (2010) (TV Episode)
Thelma Schoonmaker talks about it.
Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011)
It is mentioned in a newspaper article.
Conan: What Happens on Krypton, Stays on Krypton (2011) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during the 'Conologue'
Nostalgia Critic: Blair Witch 2: Book of Shadows (2011) (TV Episode)
jokingly slaps Blair Witch 2 on the poster.
Vamos a por vosotros (2011) (TV Movie)
Robot Chicken: The Departy Monster (2011) (TV Episode)
title reference
Hvem vil være millionær?: Julespecial (2011) (TV Episode)
The film was a option in a question
Sherlock: The Reichenbach Fall (2012) (TV Episode)
Sherlock meets Moriarty on a rooftop, just as Costigan meets Colin. In each case, a character is trying to retrieve their good name/identity. In each case, cell phones are a crucial device.
Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.34 (2012) (TV Episode)
Ellen Pompeo mentions that growing up in Boston was like the movie.
Bones: The Past in the Present (2012) (TV Episode)
listed as one of Pelant's Pay Per View movies
Bunheads: For Fanny (2012) (TV Episode)
While discussing Mark Wahlberg, Boo mentions it by saying it wasn't bad
Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.166 (2012) (TV Episode)
The phrase "the departed" is used in conjunction with Leonardo DiCaprio.
The Cinema Snob: Turkish Casper (2012) (TV Episode)
"Not even The Departed waited that long to give us a title."
How I Met Your Mother: Band or DJ? (2013) (TV Episode)
Marshall mentions the movie by name.
Jeopardy!: Episode #29.130 (2013) (TV Episode)
Answer to question in They Co-Starred with Leo DiCaprio
Money Moron: Deanna & James (2013) (TV Episode)
James mentions the movie in his demo reel.
Nurse Jackie: Forget It (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Hell's Kitchen: Winner Chosen (2013) (TV Episode)
title mentioned when Anthony Anderson is introduced
Chris Stuckmann Movie Reviews: 500th Video - Blu-Ray Collection!! (2013) (TV Episode)
Chris mentions it. Also, DVD is shown.
Babysitting (2014)
Franck wants to watch that movie at the beginning of the film, and Rémi spoils him the ending as a revenge.
And the Oscar Goes To... (2014) (TV Movie)
mentioned in award ceremony footage (Best Picture winner)
Honest Trailers: The Wolf of Wall Street (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by the narrator
Chris Stuckmann Movie Reviews: Complete Blu-Ray Collection (2014) (TV Episode)
Chris mentions it. Also, DVD is shown.
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 22 December 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
title mentioned in telephone interview with Mark Wahlberg
The Night Shift: Best Laid Plans (2015) (TV Episode)
Topher: "Blow my cover? This isn't 'The Departed'."
Bullets, Fangs and Dinner at 8 (2015)
Geeks Who Drink: John DiMaggio vs. David Giuntoli (2015) (TV Episode)
a contestant must identify the film as a remake
Textual Relationship (2015) (Short)
Following their first date, the characters try to talk to each other via a phone call. However, neither says anything when they answer the phone. They simple sit there in silence waiting for the other to speak.
Pop Culture Beast's Halloween Horror Picks: The Entity (2015) (TV Episode)
Ryan mentions film by name.
Casual: Home (2015) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Laura
The Chase Australia: Episode #1.68 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Andrew O'Keefe as a possible answer, and the correct answer, to a question about which of the Martin Scorsese films did not feature actor Robert De Niro asked to Karen and the Chaser when they go head to head.
Friend Request (2016)
Elevator Death Scene sequence
Blackcatloner: Let's Talk Movies (2016) (TV Episode)
Blackcatloner suggested this movie for the Goombas in the Movie Madness segment.
Sports Jeopardy!: Episode #2.17 (2016) (TV Episode)
Dan asks Mike Gomes what he thought of Jack Nicholson's accent in the film
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Paul Giamatti/Aubrey Plaza/Frank Bruni/Josh Freese (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the "Boston Accent" trailer
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 1 February 2016 (2016) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Adnan Virk in relation to Leonardo DiCaprio
The Chase Australia: Episode #2.31 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Andrew O'Keefe as a possible answer, and the correct answer, to a question about which movie Martin Scorsese won his first Oscar® for asked when James and the Chaser go head to head.
Honest Trailers: The Revenant (2016) (TV Episode)
DiCaprio and Scorsese's collaboration mentioned
Nostalgia Critic: Is White Washing Really Still a Thing? (2016) (TV Episode)
remake of "Infernal Affairs"
In the Middle of the Night (2016) (Short)
Movie Poster
The Simpsons: The Town (2016) (TV Episode)
Bart references The Departed and the theme song is sung by a group of kids.
The Task: Pilot (2016) (TV Episode)
It is referenced.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #15.82 (2016) (TV Episode)
Included as a possible answer to question.
Axolotl Overkill (2017)
Ophelia says she fell in love with Mark Wahlberg while watching this film.


The Informer (1935)
when bill is watching tv, this is what is playing
Audition (1999)
It plays on the TV in Matt Damon's character's apartment when talking to his girlfriend
Debbie Does Dallas: The Revenge (2003) (Video)
The movie they are watching at the porno theatre (with a new soundtrack)

Featured in 

HBO First Look: The Departed: Facing a Loaded Gun (2006) (TV Episode)
clips shown
The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2007) (TV Special)
13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2007) (TV Special)
Nominee clips.
Crossing Criminal Cultures (2007) (Video)
clips shown
The 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007) (TV Special)
2007 MTV Movie Awards (2007) (TV Special)
The Departed: The Inspiration (2007) (Video)
Clips, making-of, interviews, etc.l
The Departed: Interviews (2007) (Video)
Clips, making-of, interviews, etc.l
The 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008) (TV Special)
Featured in Best Picture montage.
The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2010) (TV Special)
Clips shown in a Martin Scorcese tribute
Great Movie Mistakes (2010) (TV Movie)
Clips of mistakes shown
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Inception/Predators/The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010) (TV Episode)
"DiCaprio in 3 Minutes or Less" segment
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.54 (2010) (TV Episode)
a clip is included in a montage of Mark Wahlberg films
Hollywood's Top Ten: Best of the Decade (2011) (TV Episode)
Taking #5 on the user poll of the best movies of 2001-2010
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.88 (2011) (TV Episode)
a clip is included in a montage of Mark Wahlberg films
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.103 (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip shown in montage of Matt Damon films
Hollywood's Top Ten: Best Movies Ever Made (2011) (TV Episode)
Honorable mention, clips show
Maltin on Movies: The Cast of the Amazing Spider-Man (2012) (TV Episode)
Movie reviewed in this episode.
Titanic Review (2012)
Footage is shown when discussing Leonardo DiCaprio.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.74 (2013) (TV Episode)
Clip included in montage of Mark Wahlberg films
1,001 Movies You Must See (Before You Die) (2014) (Short)
Clip is presented
Nostalgia Critic: The THIRD Animated Titanic Movie (2016) (TV Episode)
Clip of Matt Damon looking confused.
The 90th Annual Academy Awards (2018) (TV Special)
Seen in 90 Years of Oscars montage
Faux Raccord: Les gaffes et erreurs des Infiltrés (2017) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.

Spoofed in 

2007 MTV Movie Awards (2007) (TV Special)
Sarah Silverman interacts with Leo, Matt and Jack's characters in the movie
The Simpsons: The DeBarted (2008) (TV Episode)
episode title; infiltrating a spy into a nemesis' organization; repeated playing of "I'm Shipping Up To Boston"; the rat at the end, which Ralph says symbolizes obviousness
Family Guy: Tales of a Third Grade Nothing (2008) (TV Episode)
Stewie watches a fictional parody called "The Detarded".
How I Met Your Mother: Bad Crazy (2013) (TV Episode)
As they did in a previous episode (Band or DJ?) Marshall and Ted use the line "Are you a cop?" from The Departed with humorous effect, this time changing it in "Is she a cop?".

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