Robert De Niro
insisted on wearing the same style of silk underwear that Al Capone
wore, even though it would never be seen on camera. The producers, knowing DeNiro's reputation as a Method actor, gave in. See more
When Ness fires his gun, it changes from a M1911A1 to a Star Model B. The Model B is the Spanish clone of the M1911A1. The Model B is chambered for the 9mm Parabellum round (which is more reliable as a blank) while the 1911 is a .45 ACP. The 9mm was more reliable up until just after The Untouchables was finished. See more
1930. Prohibition has transformed Chicago into a City at War. Rival gangs compete for control of the city's billion dollar empire of illegal alcohol, enforcing their will with the hand grenade and tommy gun. It is the time of the Ganglords. It is the time of Al Capone.
[to Al Capone
An article, which I believe appeared in a newspaper, asked why, since you are, or it would seem that you are, in effect, the mayor of Chicago, you've not simply been appointed to that position.
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Written by Duke Ellington
, Irving Mills
and Barney Bigard
Arranged by Bob Wilber
Courtesy of Wilkes College Jazz Archives See more