In 1930s Chicago, the seemingly invincible crime boss Al Capone is opposed by a team of incorruptible U.S. Treasury Agents, led by the indefatigable Eliot Ness.
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2   1  
1994   1993  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
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 Eliot Ness (42 episodes, 1993-1994)
Paul Regina ...
 Frank Nitti (42 episodes, 1993-1994)
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 Agent Tony Pagano (42 episodes, 1993-1994)
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 Agent Paul Robbins (42 episodes, 1993-1994)
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 Al Capone (42 episodes, 1993-1994)
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 Frankie Rio (42 episodes, 1993-1994)
Brian Ruddy ...
 Jake Niles (42 episodes, 1993-1994)
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 Agent Michael Malone (28 episodes, 1993-1994)
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 Catherine Ness (28 episodes, 1993-1994)
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 Agent George Steelman (18 episodes, 1993)
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 Mae Capone (18 episodes, 1993)
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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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1 September 1993 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Valentino Cimo, who portrays Al Capone's chief bodyguard, Frankie Rio, previously portrayed the character in The Untouchables (1987). In the movie, Rio is punched by Eliot Ness (Kevin Costner), and is later shot dead by Ness at the beginning of the train station shoot-out. See more »

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Version of The Untouchables (1959) See more »

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Just A Moonbeam
Written by Dennis Spiegel and Michael Lang
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Well-made TV drama
8 April 2008 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

This was such an excellent show! I, too, was shocked and disappointed when it was dropped. There are few shows for which I actually made time in my schedule to watch, but this definitely was a weekly "event." In addition to the great stories, acting, camera work, etc. it also had first-rate scenery and costumes that really added to the portrayal of that time period. (Sometimes it was a little too violent for my taste, but hey, it's Al Capone, so what do you expect?) And, yes, one of the all-time greatest TV theme songs. My fingers are crossed that this series will someday come out on DVD. I would not only get a copy for myself, but also several gifts.


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