The Untouchables

The Untouchables

Kevin Costner
Director: Brian De Palma Cast: Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner
, Sean Connery
Sean Connery
, Charles Martin Smith
Charles Martin Smith
Brian De Palma

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Overview

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 DeNiro) 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 DePalma 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 The Battleship Potemkin (1925).

Product Details

Release Date: 05/09/2017
UPC: 0032429258472
Original Release: 1987
Rating: R
Source: Paramount
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:59:00
Sales rank: 4,707

Special Features

Closed Caption; The script, the cast; Production stories; Re-Inventing the genre; The classic; Original featurette: "The Men"

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kevin Costner Eliot Ness
Sean Connery Jim Malone
Charles Martin Smith Oscar Wallace
Andy Garcia George Stone
Robert De Niro Al Capone
Richard Bradford Mike
Jack Kehoe Walter Payne
Brad Sullivan George
Billy Drago Frank Nitti
Patricia Clarkson Catherine Ness
Jennifer Anglim Woman in Elevator
Patrick Billingsley Bailiff
Michael P. Byrne Ness's Clerk
Mali Finn Actor
Clifton James Actor
Louie Lanciloti Barber
Tony Mockus Judge
Meldoy Rae Union Station Woman
Lynn Stalmaster Actor
Vince Viverito Italian Waiter
Tim Gamble Reporter
Vito D'Ambrosio Bow Tie Driver
Steve Goldstein Scoop
Peter Aylward Lt. Alderson
Don Harvey Preseuski
Robert Swan Mountie Captain
John J. Walsh Bartender
Del Close Alderman
Colleen Bade Mrs. Blackmer
Greg Noonan Rangemaster
Sean Grennan Cop Cousin
Kevin Michael Doyle Williamson
Mike Bacarella Overcoat Hood
Aditra Kohl Blackmer Girl
Charles Keller Watson Reporter
Larry Brandenburg Reporter
Chelcie Ross Reporter
Sam Smiley Bailiff
John Bracci Fat Man
Eddie Minasian Butler
Will Zahrn Defense Attorney
Clem Caserta Bodyguard
Bob Martana Bodyguard
Valentino Cimo Bodyguard
Robert Miranda Gunned Head
James Guthrie Pagliacci
Basil Reale Hotel Clerk
Kaitlin Montgomery Ness's Daughter
Joe V. Greco Bodyguard

Technical Credits
Brian De Palma Director,Screenwriter
Patrizia Von Brandenstein Production Designer
Richard Bruno Costumes/Costume Designer
Stephen H. Burum Cinematographer
E.C. Chen Set Decoration/Design
Gil Clayton Set Decoration/Design
William Elliott Art Director
Mali Finn Casting
Hal G. Gausman Set Decoration/Design
Jerry Greenberg Editor
Jim Halty Stunts
Michael A. Hancock Makeup
Ray Hartwick Associate Producer
Gary Hymes Stunts
Nicolas Laborczy Set Decoration/Design
Art Linson Producer
David Mamet Screenwriter
Ennio Morricone Score Composer
Joe Napolitano Asst. Director
Bill Pankow Editor
Douglas Ryan Camera Operator
Steve Sardanis Set Decoration/Design
Lynn Stalmaster Casting
Jim Tanenbaum Sound/Sound Designer
Marilyn Vance Costumes/Costume Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Untouchables
1. Opening Credits
2. The Time Of Al Capone
3. At Home With Eliot Ness
4. Ness Speaks Out
5. First Plan
6. Ness Meets Malone
7. The Ness Mess
8. Malone Advises
9. Building The Team
10. First Raid
11. Celebration
12. A Bribe
13. Protecting The Family
14. Canadian Confiscation
15. Capone Strikes Back
16. Ness Swears Revenge
17. A Night At The Opera
18. 1634 Racine
19. A Final Gesture
20. The Station Steps
21. Courtroom
22. Ness' Justice
23. Finale
24. End Credits

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