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The Untouchables
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(out of 5 stars)
3 Stars
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Primary Location: First Saw: In Theatre Saw at/with: With Jessica
Rating: R Year: 1987 Category: Drama Action
Director: Brian De Palma Time: 119:00:00 min. Writer: Oscar Fraley & Eliot Ness

Mine: Really good period piece. Some really good performances (De Niro and Connery stand out). Final sequence in the train station reminds me of step sequence in "Battleship Potemkin"
Leonard Maltin/Plot synopsis: High-energy entertainment that packs a wallop: writer David Mamet's update of the well-remembered TV series tells how an earnest but naive federal agent named Eliot Ness learns (the hard way) to deal with both underworld crime and police corruption in Prohibition-era Chicago. Fluidly (and often flamboyantly) filmed, with powerhouse performances by Connery (in his Oscar-winning role), as a seasoned street cop, and De Niro, as a grandiose Al Capone. Climactic shoot-out, with echoes of POTEMKIN, will have you on the edge of your seat! Photographed by Stephen H. Burum, with a rich music score by Ennio Morricone. Panavision.
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Kevin Costner Kevin Costner as:
Eliot Ness
Sean Connery Sean Connery as:
Jim Malone
Charles Martin Smith as:
Oscar Wallace
Andy Garcia Andy Garcia as:
George Stone
Robert De Niro Robert De Niro as:
Al Capone
Richard Bradford as:
Police Chief
Jack Kehoe as:
Brad Sullivan as:
Patricia Clarkson Patricia Clarkson as:
Catherine Ness