No matter how many times you watch Brian De Palma's mafia classic, it is impossible not to cringe as Kevin Costner lets go of the baby carriage and it rolls in slow motion down the stairs amongst a barrage of gunfire. And even if you've just watched one of Costner's later films, in which he tends to play washed-up middle-aged guys, you'll still think he's a bad-ass as he chases the carriage while shooting nearly all of trigger-happy gangsters.
'The Untouchables' follows the true story of Prohibition agent Eliot Ness (Costner) and his vendetta to bring down Chicago's largest mob boss, Al Capone (Robert De Niro). David Mamet adapted the script from Ness's autobiography. The film favors drama over historical accuracy at times, but it feels pitch-perfect on nailing Prohibition-era Chicago.
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