The Untouchables (1993–1994)

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In 1930s Chicago, the seemingly invincible crime boss Al Capone is opposed by an team of incorruptable US Treasury agents lead by the indefatigable Eliot Ness.

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Adriano Lombardi believes he's outsmarted the Capone alcohol bootlegging gang in 1920's Chicago - but can one ever really escape the infamous Al Capone??

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Al Capone (1959)
Biography | Crime | Drama
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This factual biography of gang lord Al Capone follows his rise and fall in Chicago gangdom during the Prohibition era.

Director: Richard Wilson
Stars: Rod Steiger, Martin Balsam, Fay Spain
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Director: Budd Boetticher
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The Lost Capone (TV Movie 1990)
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Fictionalized account of Jimmy Capone (Pasdar), the brother of gangster Al Capone (Roberts) who assumed an alias and became a lawman.

Director: John Gray
Stars: Adrian Pasdar, Eric Roberts, Ally Sheedy
The Real Untouchables (TV Movie 2001)
Documentary | History
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The three-part documentary examines Eliot Ness, Melvin Purvis and Thomas Dewey: three real-life heroes who battled organized crime between the two world wars.

Director: John Fothergill
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The Scarface Mob (TV Movie 1959)
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Story of how a group of incorruptible federal lawmen helped put 1920s' Chicago gangster Al Capone in prison.

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The Return of Eliot Ness (TV Movie 1991)
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Detective Eliot Ness comes back to town to fight corruption and avenge a former partner's murder with the help of the son.

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Al Capone, diagnosed with lung cancer, decides to make a final wish.

Director: Chris Lockhart
Stars: Paolo Gentili, Jacob Katzeff, Oliver Ren
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In prohibition era Chicago, the ambitious criminal Al Capone moves in to exploit an immense bootleg market for his own profit. Together with his second, the cold-bloodedly practical Frank Nitti, Capone manages to unite the various local crime lords under his leadership and create an incredibly powerful crime syndicate. Through the use of alluring bribery to corrupt the local authorities for his purposes and brutal violence to cow or eliminate the more principled, it seems that Al Capone is above the law. However, the gang makes the critical mistake of irritating the US President one night, and the decision is made to bring Capone to justice. To that end, US Treasury agent Eliot Ness is assigned the task. Ness, who is utterly incensed by the gang violence and corruption that Capone embodies, soon learns that he cannot depend on the local police in this crusade with their rife corruption. Instead, he assembles an elite team of agents handpicked for their skills and especially their ... Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@rogers.com>

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In the series, it is revealed that Catharine Ness's maiden name is "Staley". this refers to Edna Staley, the first wife of the real Eliot Ness. In real life, Ness was married three times. See more »

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One of the great shows of the '90s
5 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"The Untouchables" had many great elements:

1. An excellent cast, including several familiar faces from TV and films: Tom Amandes ("Everwood"), William Forsythe ("John Doe," "UC: Undercover," "Out for Justice"), John Rhys-Davies ("The Lord of the Rings," "Raiders of the Lost Ark"), and David James Elliott ("JAG").

2. Some entertaining -- if historically unrealistic -- stories, combining gangster action stories with looks into the personal lives of the characters, especially the relationships with Al Capone (Forsythe) and Eliot Ness (Amandes) and their respective wives and children.

3. Fantastic theme music by Joel Goldsmith (I'm still humming it, and I haven't seen the show in 10 years). I wish they had released a soundtrack album for the series.

Though the show was on for only a year and a half, "The Untouchables" was able to tell a complete story, fleshing out both the heroes and the villains into complex characters, and it wrapped up most of the plot lines by the final episode.

This series would make an ideal DVD box set. Are you paying attention, Paramount?


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