According to Brian De Palma
in the "Making-of" documentary, Mel Gibson
was interested in playing Eliot Ness, but couldn't commit to the role, because he was already signed to a Warner project that was scheduled at the same time as this movie. The Warner project was Lethal Weapon
(1987). See more
Frank Nitti was more of a decision-maker for Capone, and he made these decisions behind a desk, he hardly took part of any of the field work, such as executions. Nitti also never carried a gun because he had bodyguards constantly at his side. 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