The Untouchables: Season 4, Episode 10

A Fist of Five (4 Dec. 1962)

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Mike Brannon is a tough cop but his two blocks of Chicago are among the safest there are. He has a tendency to be rough with hoodlums and when he beats up one of Tony Lamberto's boys he ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mike Brannon
Anthony 'Tough Tony' Lamberto (as Frank de Kova)
Angela Lamberto
Nicholas Georgiade ...
Abel Fernandez ...
Ric Roman ...
Augie Relyea
Denny Brannon
Keir Brannon
Whitney Armstrong ...
Sean Brannon
Mark Allen ...
Clarence Brannon
Mary Adams ...
Kate Brannon
Laurie Reagan


Mike Brannon is a tough cop but his two blocks of Chicago are among the safest there are. He has a tendency to be rough with hoodlums and when he beats up one of Tony Lamberto's boys he finds himself on indefinite suspension. Fed up with his corrupt superiors, he decides the time has come for him to make some money so he enlists his four brothers in a plot to kidnap Lamberto and hold him for $150,000 ransom. Unbeknown to anyone, Lamberto had recently approached Eliot Ness with a proposition: he would be prepared to roll up his entire operation and retire if the District Attorney would ensure no jail time from his upcoming trial on tax evasion. Soon, both Lamberto's associates and Ness are looking for him with the Brannon brothers in the middle. Written by garykmcd

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One Tough Cop Gone Wrong
2 May 2012 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Lee Marvin was the guest star in this episode of The Untouchables playing a tough no nonsense Chicago beat cop who crosses the line once too many times. Even in those days before Miranda warnings Marvin was excessively brutal and he gets bounced from the force.

At the same time as Marvin is being dismissed racketeer Frank DeKova is looking to make a deal seeing what happened to Al Capone with income tax evasion. He asks Robert Stack to intervene in Washington with his superiors.

DeKova has been the biggest thorn in Marvin's side as a beat cop, but now he has a plan to kidnap him and hold him for ransom from his associates. He enlists his brothers in the scheme one of them being a young James Caan.

It's an interesting twist for Robert Stack, Paul Picerni, and the rest of the Untouchables trying to rescue a gangster, but the episode is a pretty good one with a lot of scores being evened up and a couple of future film stars giving big league performances.

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