The Untouchables (1987) Poster


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The Untouchables (1959) (TV Series)
The Scarface Mob (1959) (TV Movie)
The Untouchables (1993) (TV Series)

Edited into 

Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen (2012)
Footage from this movie is used.


The Untouchables (1991) (Video Game)


Battleship Potemkin (1925)
The pram rolling down the stairs during the violent shoot out at the station is a deliberate homage to the Odessa Steps massacre scene. Also, some sailors feature as background characters.
Scarface (1932)
Party Girl (1958)
Taxi Driver (1976)
The dialogue "-You got him? -Yeah, I got him" between the grossery store clerk and Travis appears in the final shootout in the train station between Ness and Stone

Referenced in 

The Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation of Toxie (1989)
Poster is shown in a video store.
Dou san (1989)
chow's bodyguard dragon helps save a baby in a stroller on the escalator whilst having a shootout with badguys. this is a take on the steps sequence from 'the untouchables'.
In Living Color: Spike's Joint (1990) (TV Episode)
The opening scene is reminiscent as Keenen Ivory Wayans tells his writing team that he wants more enthusiasm from them.
Homicide (1991)
The address for the 5AM meeting Bobby Gold misses is "Third and Racine". In The Untouchables, also scripted by Mamet, Sean Connery's character lives at "1634 Racine".
JFK (1991)
In both films Kevin Costner plays a man who submits to the justice system to an extreme test, facing everybody with the help of a small group of allies.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1991) (TV Episode)
Tom (as Al Capone): "I want those kids dead! I want Santa's house burned to the ground!"
Goof Troop: The Ungoofables (1992) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Rebel Set (1992) (TV Episode)
Joel: "It's like the last scene from 'The Untouchables.'"
Cheers: Bar Wars VII: The Naked Prey (1993) (TV Episode)
When Norm says "I want him dead! I want his family dead!" about Gary, that is a reference to when Al Capone said that about Elliot Ness
Clerks (1994)
Video case is shown in a video store.
The Critic: Uneasy Rider (1994) (TV Episode)
A Sean Connery look and sound-a-like takes Jay under his wing much like Connery's character in the Untouchables.
Boy Meets World: Who's Afraid of Cory Wolf? (1994) (TV Episode)
Cory mentions the film when trying to convince Shawn that he is a werewolf.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Danger!! Death Ray (1995) (TV Episode)
Tom (as Al Capone): "I want Jefferson Davis dead! I want his children dead!"
Roseanne: Roseanne in the Hood (1995) (TV Episode)
"If they put one of our guys in the hospital, we put one of theirs in the morgue."
Baantjer: De Cock en de moord onder de doktoren (1996) (TV Episode)
Open reference by a character
Happy Gilmore (1996)
Trainspotting (1996)
Mentioned by Renton during a discussion on Sean Connery with Sick Boy, who then says he doesn't rate it at all and Connery's Oscar was won on a sympathy vote.
WCW Monday Nitro: Episode #1.47 (1996) (TV Episode)
Regarding the NWO, Arn Anderson says "They send one of yours to the hospital, you send two of theirs to the morgue."
Chasing Amy (1997)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Deadly Mantis (1997) (TV Episode)
Mke: The cast of Outbreak in the Untouchables.
Saved by the Bell: The New Class: Desperately Seeking Work (1997) (TV Episode)
The film is for sale on VHS in Media Mania.
Saved by the Bell: The New Class: Boy II Man (1997) (TV Episode)
The film is for sale on VHS In Media Mania.
The Jackal (1997)
Poitier refers to himself as an "Untouchable" after saving First :Lady's life and Murad disposes of a member of his gang similatrly to Capone in the De Palma film.
Premutos - Der gefallene Engel (1997)
poster seen
Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)
Riggs said that he "brought a knife to a gun fight."
13 posterunek: Kalambury filmowe (1998) (TV Episode)
Title is mentioned
Gex 3: Deep Cover Gecko (1999) (Video Game)
"Elliot Ness tried to grab my untouchables."
Baantjer: De Cock en de moord op internet (1999) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Histeria!: Histeria Around the World: Part 2 (1999) (TV Episode)
Hollywood Screen Tests: Take 1 (1999) (TV Movie)
Hollywood Screen Tests: Take 1 features many clips and references from movie and television history.
Edderkoppen (2000) (TV Mini-Series)
The baseball scene is referenced in the fourth episode in Edderkoppen
South Park: The Tooth Fairy's Tats 2000 (2000) (TV Episode)
A character named Loogie on this episode says, "I want them dead. I want their families dead!" This is done in the same way De Niro's character says this line.
Oh! Soo-jung (2000)
poster inside office
RoboCop: Prime Directives (2000) (TV Series)
Meet the Parents (2000)
When the urn breaks, Mr Jinks the cat runs and urinates on the ashes. In The Untouchables, Robert De Niro as Al Capone says he wanted Eliot Ness dead so he could go to his house in the middle of the night and "piss on his ashes."
Little Nicky (2000)
Regis Philbin tells a shocked studio audience how he beat a man with a baseball bat for cutting him off in traffic and says "Did you ever see The Untouchables? I was De Niro!"
Titus: Three Strikes (2001) (TV Episode)
Titus references the "I want his family dead" scene
Swordfish (2001)
Borrowed dialogue
Heist (2001)
The Real Untouchables (2001) (TV Movie)
Stills are shown.
Inside the Actors Studio: Episode #8.5 (2001) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by James Lipton in the introduction, still images from the movie are shown, and Kevin Costner talks about the movie.
The Making of 'Casualties of War' (2001) (Video)
mentioned once
Biggie and Tupac (2002)
Mentioned as Tupac Shakur's and Suge Knight's favorite movie.
Undeclared: Jobs, Jobs, Jobs (2002) (TV Episode)
Jimmy impersonates Jim Malone.
Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos (2002) (Video Game)
Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven (2002) (Video Game)
the hotel mission, canadian whiskey, mafia in the 1930's
The Ring (2002)
Video box is shown in movie store.
Just Shoot Me!: Nina and the Rocker (2002) (TV Episode)
Elliot paraphrases the "Chicago way" speech.
Analyze That (2002)
There's a reference to hitting guys on the head with a baseball bat
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Showtime (2003) (TV Episode)
Buffy says: "Here endeth the lesson" like Sean Connery's character does in this movie.
Duplex (2003)
Mrs. Connelly tells the hitman that he brought a knife to a gunfight
Assembling the League (2003) (Video)
Title shown in onscreen text referencing Sean Connery
The Punisher (2004)
The line "bring a knife to a gun fight" which is said by Mark Collie was first said in "The Untouchables" by Sean Connery.
Aan: Men at Work (2004)
many plot points, including two specific killings, are lifted from the 1987 film
Shark Tale (2004)
Kung Fu Hustle (2004)
The character Donut while dying gives Sean Connery's final line from The Untouchables, "What are you preparing [sic] to do?"
Be Cool (2005)
On marquee at Graumans
Sarabhai vs Sarabhai: Maya's Nightmare (2005) (TV Episode)
Rosesh paraphrases the "An offer he can't refuse" quote and is compared with The Godfather and Al Capone
Still Standing: Still Decorating (2006) (TV Episode)
Bill and Kyle are about to watch The Untouchables. Bill makes a poor imitation of Sean Connery as Malone: "They pull a knife, you pull a gun. He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue. *That's* the *Chicago* way!"
Aída: Las insaciables de Elliot Ness (2006) (TV Episode)
Spanish AKA title reference
Accepted (2006)
Black Rain: The Script, the Cast (2006) (Video)
mentioned once
Don (2006)
The scene where Don coldly kills the police informant in his gang using a forceful golf shot, is an homage to The Untouchables where Capone nonchalantly gets rid off a traitor with a baseball bat
Meet the Robinsons (2007)
Wilbur throws Lewis off the roof of the Orphanage like Eliot Ness throws Frank Nitti off the courthouse roof
The True Story: Al Capone and the Untouchables (2008) (TV Episode)
Documentary about the inspirations behind the screenplay
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
Indy tells Mutt that he has "brought a knife to a gun fight."
Död vid ankomst (2008)
quote from the film is said by one of the characters
Chuck: Chuck Versus the Break-Up (2008) (TV Episode)
When the Fulcrum agent is holding chuck hostage, Bryce says to Sarah, "You got it?". Sarah says "Yeah, I got it". Bryce: "Take it" just like Kevin costner and Andy Garcia's characters in the train station standoff.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.99 (2009) (TV Episode)
Included in an $8,000 question
NCIS: Knockout (2009) (TV Episode)
Tony quotes Sean Connery: "They pull a knife; you pull a gun ... that's the Chicago Way."
Seinfeld: A XXX Parody (2009) (Video)
Title referenced by Elaina
The Goode Family: Gerald's Way or the Highway (2009) (TV Episode)
one skinhead reminds another about what Robert De Niro did in the film
Law & Order: UK: Love and Loss (2009) (TV Episode)
After a murder suspect is acquitted, Steel suggests going after him for tax evasion
iCarly: iMove Out (2009) (TV Episode)
Sam says, "If they hit us, we hit them back, harder. That's the Seattle Way."
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.82 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $1,200 clue in the category "Noncredit Where Credit is Due"
Castle: Suicide Squeeze (2010) (TV Episode)
Castle refers to beating someone with a baseball bat as going "Untouchables De Niro" on someone.
Zombie Apocalypse (2010) (Video)
"Bringing a blade to a gunfight"
Cop Out (2010)
Paul alludes to it to mock Mangold and Hunsack
NCIS: Guilty Pleasure (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by McCadden
Gossip Girl: The Undergraduates (2010) (TV Episode)
title reference
Cougar Town: Something Good Coming (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Cross (2011) (Video)
"bring sticks to a gunfight"
30 Minutes or Less (2011)
"You just brought a gun to a bomb fight"
Vamos a por vosotros (2011) (TV Movie)
poster shown
NCIS: Housekeeping (2012) (TV Episode)
DiNozzo imitating Sean Connery: "You never bring a knife to a gunfight."
Supernatural: Time After Time (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Dean
Rob: The Pillow (2012) (TV Episode)
Fernando says "I brought a knife to a gun fight"
Justified: Harlan Roulette (2012) (TV Episode)
"brought a bat to a gunfight"
Criminal Minds: Snake Eyes (2012) (TV Episode)
JJ lists it as her favorite gangster movie.
Ennio Morricone: TVC Perth Concert (2012) (TV Movie)
film poster is referenced
Happy Endings: The Kerkovich Way (2012) (TV Episode)
One of the clues in the scavenger hunt
The Finder: The Last Meal (2012) (TV Episode)
"bringing a knife to a gunfight"
Jewtopia (2012)
Christian mentions that he loves that movie and does an impression of Sean Connery.
Sover Dolly på ryggen? (2012)
Pram rolling down stairs in slow motion saved in the nick of time by a man throwing himself in front of the pram
The Man with the Iron Fists (2012)
"Bring a gun to a knife fight" comment
Suits: The Other Time (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name
The Family (2013)
Giovanni (Robert De Niro) quotes Al Capone (also played by De Niro in the film) while holding a baseball bat, before using it to bludgeon the plumber.
Dads: Pilot (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Gunslinger (2014) (Short)
Derek is seen wearing an Untouchables shirt at one point in the film.
Scintilla (2014)
"You don't bring a syringe to a gunfight"
1987 (2014)
There is a poster for the film on the wall of Ricardo's bedroom.
Horrible Bosses 2 (2014)
When they're doing the brainstorm to the kidnap, Kurt says the quote from Robert de Niro as Al Capone. "I want him dead, I want his family dead..."
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 11 February 2015 (2015) (TV Episode)
mentioned in conversation with Kevin Costner
De Avond van de Filmmuziek (2015) (TV Movie)
Part of soundtrack played
Falling Skies: Respite (2015) (TV Episode)
"Are you going to literally bring a knife to a gunfight?"
Documentary Now!: A Town, a Gangster, a Festival (2015) (TV Episode)
At the festival, a baby carriage is dropped down a staircase, as in "The Untouchables."
The Exorcism of Molly Hartley (2015)
The demon (quoting Officer Malone) compares the power of an unfrocked priest to exorcise him to bringing a knife to a gunfight.
Heroes Reborn: June 13th - Part One (2015) (TV Episode)
"Never bring your fists to a swordfight."
iZombie: Love & Basketball (2015) (TV Episode)
"Brought a hammer to a bat fight"
The Flash: Legends of Today (2015) (TV Episode)
Damien Darhk says, "You brought arrows to a gunfight."
The Vampire Diaries: Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me (2015) (TV Episode)
"You've brought a knife to a gunfight."
Daddy's Home (2015)
Referencing Al Capone, Dusty says, "I want them dead. I want their parents dead."
Family Guy: The Peanut Butter Kid (2016) (TV Episode)
"Bring a gun to a knife fight"
Murdoch Mysteries: Raised on Robbery (2016) (TV Episode)
When Murdoch catches the pram as it's rolling down the stairs, it is shot similarly to the famous train station scene in The Untouchables (1987), which in itself is an hommage to Battleship Potemkin (1925).
Legends of Tomorrow: Blood Ties (2016) (TV Episode)
"Seems you brought a knife to an sword fight"
American Dad!: Hayley Smith, Seal Team Six (2016) (TV Episode)
"Brought hands to a crossbow fight"
Blackcatloner: Another Year, Another Super Bowl (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned among 1987's good movies.
Sports Jeopardy!: Episode #2.23 (2016) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "De Niro Films" category
Jeopardy!: Episode #33.11 (2016) (TV Episode)
correct response in "Sean Connery & Burt Reynolds" category
The Cinema Snob: Trick or Treat (2016) (TV Episode)
a film in which Charles Martin Smith appeared
Jeopardy!: Episode #33.91 (2017) (TV Episode)
correct response in "A Movie to Die For" category
The Flash: Untouchable (2017) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Timeless: Public Enemy No. 1 (2017) (TV Episode)
Stars traveling back to 1931 and meeting Eliot Ness call themselves Connery, Costner and Robert De Niro, in homage to the De Palma film.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: The Time Travelers (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name

Featured in 

The Men: The Making of 'Untouchables' (1987) (Video)
Clips, behind-the-scenes and making of
Siskel & Ebert: Oscar Nomination Surprises for 1987 (1988) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.
The 60th Annual Academy Awards (1988) (TV Special)
The 70th Annual Academy Awards (1998) (TV Special)
The 75th Annual Academy Awards (2003) (TV Special)
Movie Mistakes Uncovered: Uncut: Episode #1.3 (2003) (TV Episode)
clips of mistakes shown
The Untouchables: Production Stories (2004) (Video)
clips shown
The Untouchables: Re-Inventing the Genre (2004) (Video)
clips shown
The Untouchables: The Classic (2004) (Video)
clips shown
The Untouchables: The Script, the Cast (2004) (Video)
clips shown
The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing (2004)
Clip included; editing analysed.
The 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007) (TV Special)
The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 21 February 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
Clips of this film are shown during the interview with Gregg Goldstein about the film career of Sean Connery.
Drillbit Taylor (2008)
The characters watch the film.
The Real Story: The Untouchables (2009) (TV Episode)
Looks at the real story behind the film
At the Movies: Ennio Morricone in Conversation (2012) (TV Episode)
Clips shown during the interview.
The 86th Annual Academy Awards (2014) (TV Special)
Ordinary heroes presentation.
Desmontando el HD (2015) (Short)
clip shown
Seriesly: Thunderball (2015) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
De Palma (2015)
Numerous clips are shown through the film.
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Quentin Tarantino/Nick Kroll & John Mulaney/Moon Taxi/Ilan Rubin (2015) (TV Episode)
Clip of Al Capone in the segment Debate Wrap-Up

Spoofed in 

Saturday Night Live: Steve Martin/Sting (1987) (TV Episode)
Spoofed during cold opening
The Untouchable Family (1988)
Several to mention.
The Simpsons: Homer Goes to College (1993) (TV Episode)
The scene where Al Capone smashes a man's head open with a baseball bat at a table meeting is spoofed with Mr. Burns, except he is so weak he can only do feeble taps.
Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994)
Spoofs the scene with the baby carriage on the stairs at the station.
Mallrats (1995)
When being arrested by security one of them screams "You're nothing but a lot of talk and a badge!" which is Al Capone's final line in this.
The Simpsons: Mayored to the Mob (1998) (TV Episode)
Fat Tony says, "I want the mayor dead! I want his wife dead! I want his cat and dog dead!"
The Adam and Joe Show: Episode #3.1 (1999) (TV Episode)
Recreated in the Bobby De Niro song (Baseball bat scene).
South Park: The Tooth Fairy's Tats 2000 (2000) (TV Episode)
When Loogie finds out that the 4 boys are taking all the profits from the "tooth scam" for themselves, he tells his "henchmen", "I want them dead. I want their whole family dead...", etc. This is taken (albeit in a sanitized form) from Al Capone (as played by Robert De Niro) in the film "The Untouchables" (1987).
Popular: Baby, Don't Do It! (2000) (TV Episode)
Carmen accidentally pushes her baby cart down the stairs.
Conker's Bad Fur Day (2001) (Video Game)
The baseball scene is a spoof of The Untouchables
Spider-Man 2: Enter Electro (2001) (Video Game)
Capone´s talk about baseball is repeated by Hammerhead
Vivancos 3 (2002)
Conker: Live and Reloaded (2005) (Video Game)
Don Weaso beat Paulie Red with a baseball bat
Itse valtiaat - Agenttimusikaali (2005) (TV Movie)
This tv movie is an agent film parody.
Drillbit Taylor (2008)
On Drillbit Taylors advice, the kids try to use the trick of the "hold-back-guy-scene" they watch from The Untouchables but it backfires on them
House M.D.: Let Them Eat Cake (2008) (TV Episode)
House imitates Sean Connery's delivery /line when he say "she send s one of yours to the hospital send one of their to the morgue."
American Dad!: Roy Rogers McFreely (2009) (TV Episode)
They send one of ours to the hospital, we send one of theirs to the morgue.
Chuck: Chuck Versus the Predator (2009) (TV Episode)
When the two Buy More crews meet at the end of the episode, Big Mike's speech of how the competition goes between the stores spoofs Maloy's speech on Chicago police tactics in the Untouchables. Morgan also spoofs it when he tells the Hollywood crew that they're not from Burbank, also spoofing Elliott Ness
Shrek Forever After (2010)
Rumpelstiltskin eliminates -although in a funny way- one of his witches henchmen while walking around a table where they are all sitting at, after having pronounced a speech about optimism and the importance of teamwork; just as Al Capone does in the unfamous baseball bat scene.
Archer: Vision Quest (2015) (TV Episode)
"Touchable" written in blood inside the elevator.
Limitless: Headquarters! (2015) (TV Episode)
Spoofed with "The Bruntouchables"
Legends of Tomorrow: The Chicago Way (2016) (TV Episode)
Among them many references to the film, Ray says "Just like a thug. Bringing a Tommy gun to a Ion blaster fight." Spoofing Malone's "Bringing a knife to a gun fight."
Making History: The Touchables (2017) (TV Episode)
The title of this episode and traveling back to the 20s to deal with mobsters.

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