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The Untouchables

R| 1 hr. 59 min.

Plot Summary
After building an empire with bootleg alcohol, legendary crime boss Al Capone (Robert De Niro) rules Chicago with an iron fist. Though Prohibition agent Eliot Ness (Kevin Costner) 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 (Sean Connery), Ness renews his determination to bring Capone to justice.

Cast: Kevin Costner , Sean Connery , Robert De Niro , Andy Garcia , Charles Martin Smith , Billy Drago , Richard Bradford , Jack Kehoe

Director: Brian De Palma

Genres: Crime drama

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

The Untouchables (1987)

Release Date: October 2nd, 1992|1 hr. 59 min.

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  • Apart from Connery, the star of the film is Mamet's deadpan script, which obviously inspired one of the movie's baldest old-movie tributes. show more

  • This is a big, beautifully designed movie in which the filmmakers' intelligence is everywhere; it's the product of a special vision. And Brian De Palma continues to be good news from Hollywood. [3 June 1987, p.D1] show more

  • May not have much thematic depth, but it represents two hours of pure, exuberant entertainment – an epic gangster tale rendered on a grand scale. show more

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'Untouchables' Cast: Where Are They Now?

Posted by
Gary Susman on June 1, 2012

The movie "The Untouchables" turns 25 this week (it was released on June 3, 1987), but it seems to have never gone away. Based on legendary G-man Eliot Ness' memoir of his battle against Al Capone (wh...

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