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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 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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15 October 1959 (USA)  »

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According to testimony from Jimmy 'The Weasel' Fratianno, a Mafia boss turned FBI informant, the Chicago family of the Mafia ordered the assassination of the show's producer Desi Arnaz because they didn't like, (a) the fact that the success of the show was focusing attention on the Mafia, and (b) the show's portrayal of Italians. Fratianno said that two hitmen hid themselves near Arnaz's house one night waiting for him to show up, but he never did. Shortly afterwards the assassination order was rescinded when it was realized that Arnaz's murder would cause the Mafia more trouble than it was worth. 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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Great To See This Series Is Finally on DVD
14 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I bought the first series of DVDs yesterday and until then, I never knew there was a two-hour pilot movie about it. I always thought Robert Stack was a better Eliot Ness than Kevin Costner. Stack's Ness was more like a tough, no-nonsense federal agent while Kevin Costner played him more like a nerdy accountant. This used to be my dad's favorite show and, on nights when I didn't have school the next day, he would let me stay up and watch it with him. When I was in college, I caught it when it was in syndication. I hope they continue to put out these DVDs until they have the whole series out. I'm really looking forward to it.

Life sure was simple back when this series first aired. You rooted for the good guys and hissed at the bad guys and you were glad, in the end, to see Capone and his cohorts get what was coming to them. It also shows that we have to be ever vigilant with our government officials so that this kind of evil cannot permeate our society. Great action-packed series and now lives forever in the DVD format. Now, if only THE FUGITIVE would come out on DVD.


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