The Untouchables (1959–1963)

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Special Agent Eliot Ness and his elite team of incorruptable agents battle organized crime in 1930s Chicago.

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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »
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Series cast summary:
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 Eliot Ness (119 episodes, 1959-1963)
Walter Winchell ...
 Narrator (119 episodes, 1959-1963)
Nicholas Georgiade ...
 Enrico Rossi / ... (113 episodes, 1959-1963)
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 Lee Hobson / ... (91 episodes, 1959-1963)
Abel Fernandez ...
 William Youngfellow / ... (83 episodes, 1959-1963)
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 Jack Rossman (63 episodes, 1959-1963)
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Chicago, 1930, time of the prohibition. And it is the great time for the organized crime, the so called Mafia. One of the big bosses is Al Capone. He is the best know but at least, he was only one in a dirty game of sex, crime and corruption. People are willing to pay any price to drink alcohol, and sometimes it is their life they have to pay with. Special agent Eliot Ness and his team are trying to defeat the alcohol Mafia, but in this job, you don't have any friends. Written by Florian Baumann <baumann@msmhpd.hoechst.hoechst-ag.dbp.de>

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To counter some of the claims that the show was anti-Italian, later episodes gave a more prominant role to Agent Enrico Rossi (the Italian-American member of Ness's team) in order to show an Italian-American as a hero working for law and order. See more »

Goofs

The opening credits for the fourth season show a book open to a page that reads "The Untouchables, 1929--1933". This contradicts the chronology of several episodes set in 1934 or 1935. See more »

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Police Officer: There is nothing in that area... except an old abandoned warehouse.
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Referenced in Banacek: No Sign of the Cross (1972) See more »

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YEAH--For all those who have been asking:

It's coming out on DVD, April 3, 2007. A four disk set, Vol one of the first season. Includes The Scarface Mob and goes up to episode 14, The Noise of Death. Check it out on amazon.

If you guys like the show be sure to buy the DVD set which will insure that they'll come out with the rest of season 1 and all the other seasons. I'm tired of watching my old not so good copies on VHS. Columbia House never had the full show on VHS anyway and the copies made from the TV of the episodes CH didn't put out are much inferior. I can't wait to see it in crisp b/w and hear that great soundtrack.

Funny thing, my 8th grade English teacher also railed on about the violence on The Untouchables, but the kids were crazy about it back then.


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