The Untouchables

  • 1987,
  • Paramount,
  • Dir. Brian De Palma

  • Starring:
  • Robert De Niro,
  • Kevin Costner,
  • Sean Connery,
  • Andy Garcia,
  • Charles Martin Smith

Synopsis:

Federal agent Elliot Ness assembles a personal team of mob fighters to bring Chicago crime boss Al Capone to justice using unconventional means during the mob wars of the 1920s. This fictionalized account of the arrest of Al Capone is heavy on style and gunfire. The end shootout combines a baby carriage and stairs with a nod to Eisenstein's The Battleship Potemkin.

Reviews:

The New York Times

Hollywood's latest big-budget, high-concept, mass-market reworking of material not entirely fresh, has more endings than Beethoven's Fifth, but it's also packed with surprises, not the least being that it's a smashing work. Read More >>>

Stills:

"Oh what the hell? You gotta die of something."

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