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The Untouchables

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Like the TV series that shared the same title, The Untouchables (1987) was an account of the battle between gangster Al Capone and lawman Eliot Ness, this time in the form of a feature film boasting big stars, a big budget, and a script from respected playwright David Mamet. Kevin Costner stars as Ness, a federal agent who has come to Chicago during the Prohibition Era, when corruption in the local police department is rampant. His mission is to put crime lord Capone (Robert De Niro) out of business, but Capone is so powerful and popular that Ness is not taken seriously by the law or the press. One night, discouraged, he meets a veteran patrolman, Jimmy Malone (Sean Connery), and discovers that the acerbic Irishman is the one honest man he's been seeking. Malone has soon helped Ness recruit a gunslinger rookie, George Stone (Andy Garcia), and, joined by nebbish accountant Oscar Wallace (Charles Martin Smith), the men doggedly pursue Capone and his illegal interests. At first a laughingstock, Ness soon has Capone outraged over his and Malone's sometimes law-bending tactics, and the vain mobster strikes back in vicious style. Ultimately, it is the most unexpected and minor of crimes, tax evasion, which proves Capone's undoing. All of the credits for The Untouchables boasted big names, including music from Ennio Morricone and costumes by Giorgio Armani. Director Brian De Palma continued his tradition of including a homage to past masters of the cinema with a taut stairway shoot-out reminiscent of a similar sequence in Sergei Eisenstein's Battleship Potemkin (1925). ~ Karl Williams, Rovi


Aditra Kohl
Andy García
Anthony Mockus Sr.
Basil Reale
Billy Drago
Bob Martana
Brad Sullivan
Charles Keller Watson
Charles Martin Smith
Chelcie Ross
Clem Caserta
Colleen Bade
Del Close
Don Harvey
Eddie Minasian
George S. Spataro
Greg Noonan
Jack Kehoe
James Guthrie
James Guthrie
Jennifer Anglin
Joe Greco
John Bracci
John J. Walsh
Joseph Scianablo
Kaitlin Montgomery
Kevin Costner
Kevin Michael Doyle
Larry Brandenburg
Larry Viverito Sr.
Louie Lanciloti
Melody Rae
Michael Byrne
Michael P. Byrne
Mike Bacarella
Pat Billingsley
Patricia Clarkson
Peter Aylward
Richard Bradford
Robert De Niro
Robert Miranda
Robert Swan
Sam Smiley
Sean Connery
Sean Grennan
Steven Goldstein
Tim Gamble
Valentino Cimo
Vince Viverito
Vito D'Ambrosio
Will Zahrn



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