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Untouchables, The (1987) Movie Information

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Brian De Palma


Robert De Niro
Kevin Costner
Sean Connery
Andy Garcia
Patricia Clarkson
Charles Martin Smith





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The story of the cross battle between the police (Ness) and the Mob (Capone).

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Lee 04/04/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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I am a huge 20/30's era gangster movie fan and although knowing of this film's existence I had never really entertained the thought of watching it till now...should've kept going with my initial gut feeling on this one as it was one of the most cheesiest telling's of the prohibition era that I have ever witnessed. Kudos however go out to Sean Connery's character but that's it. Can anyone tell me how Kevin Costner keeps getting work? One of the most overrated actors ever it always sounds like he is reading a book when he is delivering his lines. If you are a fan like myself of this era leave this one alone. Hard to believe this came from the same director who brought us Scarface.

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An extremely flat and characterless treatment of what could've been great material. Only Connery's character really engages and he's killed off by the second half of the film. Disappointing.

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Brian DePalma's Untouchables is a masterful blend of tense action and some great character acting (particularly by Sean Connery.) The film recreates the gangster era perfectly with gritty cinematography and production design. I usually hate Costner's acting, but his everyman act kind of works here in the role of Elliott Ness.

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07/05/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

The Untoichables

Chicago, the thirties. Al Capone(Robert DeNiro) is the secret mayor of the city and runs some alcohol smuggle businesses, but no one can acuse him for that. Until the cop Elliott Ness (Kevin Costner) assembles a team of "untouchable" police officers(Sean Connery, Andy Garcia, Charles Martin Smith) and tries to bring Capone to jail...

The movie is a little bit similar to the top Gangster movie "The Godfather", but "The Untouchables" is based on real events which shows more how brutal and cruel these mobster crimes are. Another difference to it is , that the script is written from the point of view of the police and not the mobsters. On the whole, the script is very good. Just a little more character development is necessary. Tze direction of Brian DePalma is as always brilliant. The pr...

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06/15/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

An Upper Class Action Flick

I saw a movie earlier this year called Valkyrie. It was about a group of men who were determined to assassinate Adolf Hitler, and were willing to go to great heights to do so. For the most part, though, Valkyrie was dull and uninspired. And while The Untouchables reminds me distinctly of Valkyrie, The Untouchables is far from from dull or uninspired.

Similarly to Valkryrie, The Untouchables is about a group of men- A lawman named Elliot, a cop named Jim, an accountant named Oscar, and a cop-in-training named George- who all share an interest in bringing a villainous man to justice. In this case, it's Al Capone. With alcohol made illegal, Al Capone is making a fortune illegally selling booze. Elliot and co intend to prove Capone is guilty, but Capone has his resources.

Like Valkyrie,...

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09/05/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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All-star cast with a typical plot of a righteous cop Ness (Kevin Costner) vs. a cunning mobster Al Capone (Robert DeNiro). A catchy musical score, amazing camera movements/angles and solid performances make this crime film effective. DeNiro kind of went over the top in his performance, must be possible he took notes in depicting one of the most popular mafioso's ever. Has a few sad scenes because of a few likable characters being gunned down. Sean Connery as Jim Malone was very interesting to watch, imparting his knowledge to catch Capone. Despite some historical inaccuracies such as Ness having a daughter (really had a son) and the team (11 in reality). The Untouchables could do without DeNiro's over reacting, Costner's bland acting and certain dragging scenes. Still, overall the ...

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