The Untouchables (1987)
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Movie Info & Cast
- Kevin Costner
- Sean Connery
- Charles Martin Smith
- Andy Garcia
- Robert De Niro
- Richard Bradford
- Jack Kehoe
- Brad Sullivan
- Billy Drago
- Patricia Clarkson
Did You Know?
- The radio show listened to by Eliot Ness and his wife early in the movie is an actual episode of Amos and Andy. In the episode, they have just bought a clunker for their new cab company from their friend George "Kingfish" Stevens.
- In several scenes, Ness is smoking filtered cigarettes.
- [after Ness has discovered Capone bribed the jury to acquit him]
- Judge: Bailiff, I want you to go next door to Judge Hawton's court, where they've just begun hearing a divorce action. I want you to bring that jury in here, and take this jury to his court. Bailiff, are those instructions clear?
- Bailiff: Yes, sir, they're... clear...
- [to his attorney]
- Capone: What's he talking about? What is it?
- Judge: Bailiff, I want you to switch the juries.
- Bailiff: Yes sir.
- Defense Attorney: Your honor, I object!
- Judge: Overruled.
Atom User Reviews
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]
May not have much thematic depth, but it represents two hours of pure, exuberant entertainment – an epic gangster tale rendered on a grand scale.
Ethics aside, the filmmaking by DePalma is stylish and alternates between shocking surprise and hold-your-breath quiet.