The Untouchables

The Untouchables

DVD - 2004
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The story of the glorious, fierce, larger-than-life depiction of mob warlord Al Capone who ruled Prohibition-era Chicago ... and Eliot Ness, the law enforcer, who vowed to bring him down. A classic confrontation between good and evil, and how with the help of a cop named Malone, Ness learns how to beat the mob by shooting fast and shooting first.
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount, [2004]
Edition: Special collector's ed. widescreen ed
ISBN: 9780792199090
079219909X
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 119 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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texasbooks
Aug 31, 2016

Great movie. Love gangster movies a lot.

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lukasevansherman
Oct 10, 2015

"He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one his to the morgue! That's the Chicago way! And that's how you get Capone."
Script by David Mamet. Noted Scotsman Sean Connery won an Oscar for playing an Irish cop.

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Monolith
Sep 27, 2015

Exceptional performances from Connery and De Niro -- very memorable. A really well made film from Mr. De Palma with a distinctive score from Ennio Morricone.

Marinetti Jul 19, 2015

Great directing from Brian De Palma, an impeccable script by David Mamet, and unbeatable acting by Sean Connery and Robert De Niro. This film has no relation to the TV series, aside from the character of Elliot Ness- BUT- this is a great gangster movie.

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Elfarran
Dec 23, 2014

A very good movie and I am not into gangsta movies at all because major cursing is a turn-off for me--not to mention the gore, but this one was alright. I mean it did have it, but there was reason not just because we want it dramatic.

I liked it.

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egolde
Aug 30, 2014

one of the best ever. Five and a half stars.

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akirakato
May 04, 2014

This is a 1987 American crime drama directed by Brian De Palma and written by David Mamet, based on the book of the same name.
The film follows Ness' autobiographical account of his efforts and his Untouchables to bring Capone to justice during Prohibition.
Someone mentioned that one scene just seemed strange and did not fit in with the overall atmosphere.
It is the scene in which Ness is covering the main entrance of the train station to catch the bookmaker.
Ness notices a woman that is trying to get her bags and child up the stairs.
The scene goes on for quite some time and Ness finally leaves his post to help the lady.
Just then the thugs come in and it all ends up in a gunfight, where he accidentally lets the the baby buggy roll down the stairs just to save
it in the last second while killing several men on his way down.
So whats the deal with this scene?
What was the purpose of it?
The answer seems to me so simple.
It is to dramatise, I believe, the otherwise stereotyped gunfight so that the audience enjoy emotionally-charged, breath-taking moments.
Indeed, the scene is much better than the similar scene in Eisenstein's "The Battleship Potemkin."

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Keogh
Apr 30, 2014

A brilliant and tense character study that tells a story of men who took on the Capone organization during the Prohibition era. De Palma's story isn't overly factual, mind you, but very, very entertaining. Robert De Niro and Billy Drago are terrific as the ruthless and psychotic Al Capone and his trusted hitman, Frank Nitti, both playing the parts as the psychopaths the two men undoubtedly were. On the other side of the equation, we have Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Andy Garcia, and Charles Martin Smith as the lawmen going after the organization. Each of these actors brings different strengths to their characters, giving them depth and humanity. It's a stylish, violent film, and an exceptional piece of movie history.

owllover Nov 03, 2011

Wow wow wow, this movie was just amazing. So sad though it made me cry which is very hard to do. The music was beautiful. Watch it!

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tj_is_cool
Oct 20, 2011

Great Capone movie.

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owllover Nov 03, 2011

Coarse Language: Just about every bad word

owllover Nov 03, 2011

Violence: Quite bloody

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Sunnchilde Sep 04, 2011

"You open the door on these people Mr. Ness, you better be prepared to go ALL the way. Because they won't stop -- until one of you is dead."

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