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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Complete series cast summary:
Tom Amandes ...  Eliot Ness 42 episodes, 1993-1994
Paul Regina Paul Regina ...  Frank Nitti 42 episodes, 1993-1994
John Newton ...  Agent Tony Pagano 42 episodes, 1993-1994
David James Elliott ...  Agent Paul Robbins 42 episodes, 1993-1994
William Forsythe ...  Al Capone 42 episodes, 1993-1994
Valentino Cimo ...  Frankie Rio 42 episodes, 1993-1994
Brian Ruddy Brian Ruddy ...  Jake Niles 42 episodes, 1993-1994
John Rhys-Davies ...  Agent Michael Malone 30 episodes, 1993-1994
Nancy Everhard ...  Catherine Ness 28 episodes, 1993-1994
Michael Horse ...  Agent George Steelman 19 episodes, 1993
Hynden Walch ...  Mae Capone 19 episodes, 1993-1994
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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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USA

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English

Release Date:

1 September 1993 (USA) See more »

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Paramount Television See more »
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| (42 episodes)

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Dolby

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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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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Referenced in The Real Untouchables (2001) See more »

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One of the great shows of the '90s
5 February 2005 | by SinnemaSee 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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