Ranking Dignam’s Best Insults From ‘The Departed’

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Between Colin Sullivan (Matt Damon), a State Police Detective who worked for mob boss Frank Costello (Jack Nicholson), and Billy Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio) as a secret undercover cop who worked as a member of Costello’s crew, there’s a lot going on in The Departed. Between all the betrayal, deception, and gritty violence, it’s easy to overlook one of the movie’s most entertaining aspects: Mark Wahlberg as Staff Sergeant Dignam and his seemingly-endless stream of ruthless insults.

Vicious, profanity-laden, and often shockingly specific, Dignam used insults like a weapon. To show our appreciation of that silver-tongued devil, here’s a ranking of Dignam’s eight best insults from The Departed.

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