• The Untouchables (1992)

The Untouchables

Release Date: October 2nd, 1992

DVD Release Date: January 16th, 2001

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

Production Co: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Pursuit, Spirited, Office, Engaging, 1930s, Underdog, Rivalry

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    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

  • 88
    Gene SiskelChicago Tribune

    Ethics aside, the filmmaking by DePalma is stylish and alternates between shocking surprise and hold-your-breath quiet. show more

  • 100
    Bill CosfordMiami Herald

    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]

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Awards

Nominated Music (Original Score)
Nominated Costume Design
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1987)
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1987)
Winner Score for a Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1987)
Nominated Art Direction