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I liked it better when it was called 'the departed'


i'm shocked that no one has pointed out the massive similarities between these films.

this film was practically the departed (or the film it was based on i suppose) only with a different wrapping.

SPOILER:

cheadle = dicaprio ... double agents and no one knows. same reactions when innocent people get killed because of their actions.

when jeff daniels gets killed its exactly the same situation as when martin sheen gets tossed off the building.

the girlfriend..etc etc etc



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No. You mean you liked it better when it was called Sleeper Cell (2005). If you don't know what that means then search for it here, on IMDB.

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I liked The Departed better when it was called Infernal Affairs, so it squares up :-)




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The Departed is only one of many films about plants/undercover operatives. There's dozens of such movies. This is hardly an unacknowledged remake. It's just another of that genre.


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This, unlike 'The Departed' added the fact he was a double agent as a twist... well it would have if they hadn't stupidly called the film 'Traitor' so viewers knew exactly what was coming.

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I thought it was called Traitor, cause in the beginning, the Jeff Daniels character says that his man has most likely turned to the other side. So I thought that this was an attempt to mislead audiences along with the title, so I still didn't see things coming that way, because of it.

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There's countless movies with the basic storyline of someone working undercover.

Wow, then because this has the same basic storyline, it must be a rip off of The Departed! Lol. Especially when The Departed was a remake anyway.

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Take 20 seconds and look up the TV series WISEGUY, from the late 1980s, starring Ken Wahl as a cop who goes undercover, and then make your "I liked it better when it was called --------" joke.

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