During the era of Prohibition in the United States, Federal Agent Eliot Ness sets out to stop ruthless Chicago gangster Al Capone and, because of rampant corruption, assembles a small, hand-picked team to help him.
A tale of greed, deception, money, power, and murder occur between two best friends: a mafia enforcer and a casino executive, compete against each other over a gambling empire, and over a fast living and fast loving socialite.
After building an empire with bootleg alcohol, legendary crime boss Al Capone rules Chicago with an iron fist. Though Prohibition Agent Eliot Ness attempts to take Capone down, even his best efforts fail due to widespread corruption within the Windy City's police force. Recruiting an elite group of lawmen who won't be swayed by bribes or fear, including Irish-American cop Jimmy Malone, Ness renews his determination to bring Capone to justice.Written by
William Hurt was considered for the role of Eliot Ness, but was too busy with other projects. See more »
At the Canadian border, a white '80s style car can be seen driving by in the background. 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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The title of the aria "Vesti la giubba" from Leoncavallo's opera "Pagliacci" is misspelled in the closing credits of the film: "Vesti la guibba". See more »
In Belgium the first release in the theaters omitted the scene where Al Capone hits one of his henchmen with a base-ball bat. Two weeks after its release the scene was restored. Cinemas announced this to be the 'uncensored version'. See more »
The Untouchables is a slick looking, action packed crime epic with a great ensemble cast of up and coming actors(Kevin Costner, Andy Garcia) and veteran stars(Sean Connery, Robert De Niro). The film is taken from the perspective of law enforcement and as such Kevin Costner really shines in his 1st leading role as Elliot Ness and has excellent chemistry with Sean Connery as an old and uncorrupted police officer. This is a period film taking place during the prohibition era in Chicago. Mob kingpin Al Capone is played by none other than Robert De Niro and while he does'nt have a lot of scenes in the film, his scenes are memorable and De Niro is perfect in the role. The film is pretty violent and bloody, but not gratuitous in any way. The Untouchables holds up pretty well and has great camerawork and outstanding performances.
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