The Untouchables (film)
The Untouchable is a 1987 American crime film directed by Brian De Palma. The film stars Kevin Costner, Charles Martin Smith, Andy García, Robert De Niro, and Sean Connery. It follows Eliot Ness as he forms a team to bring Al Capone to justice during Prohibition. The Grammy Award–nominated score was composed by Ennio Morricone and features period music by Duke Ellington.
About The Untouchables (film) in brief
The Untouchables is a 1987 American crime film directed by Brian De Palma, produced by Art Linson, written by David Mamet, and based on the book of the same name. The film stars Kevin Costner, Charles Martin Smith, Andy García, Robert De Niro, and Sean Connery. It follows Eliot Ness as he forms a team to bring Al Capone to justice during Prohibition. The Grammy Award–nominated score was composed by Ennio Morricone and features period music by Duke Ellington. The Untouchable premiered on June 2, 1987 in New York City, and went into general release on June 3,1987 in the United States. It grossed USD 106. 2 million worldwide and received generally positive reviews from critics. It was nominated for four Academy Awards; Connery won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. In 1930, during Prohibition, the notorious gangland kingpin AlCapone supplies illegal liquor and has nearly the entire city of Chicago under his control. Ness has been tasked with bringing a stop to Capone’s activities, but his first attempt at a liquor raid fails due to corrupt policemen tipping Capone off. He then has a chance meeting with a veteran Irish-American officer, Jimmy Malone, who opposes the rampant corruption and offers to help Ness, suggesting they find a man from the police academy who still believes in the idealistic aspects of law enforcement.
Ness and his team intercept an incoming liquor shipment, kill several gangsters and capture a Capone bookkeeper named George, whom they eventually persuade to collaborate. Later, when Capone testifies at his trial, Ness observes that Capone appears strangely calm and that Nitti is wearing a gun in the courtroom. In a subsequent raid on the Canadian border, Ness and Stone intercept ancoming liquor shipment. Ness ultimately decides to assist her, but the gangsters who are guarding Payne appear as Ness and the woman reach the top of the stairs, and a bloody shootout takes place. Though outnumbered, Ness, Stone, and Payne manage to capture Payne alive and kill all his escorts without harm to the mother or the child. Ness pursues Capone in court and persuades him to enter a plea of guilty, although he is outraged that he will never be convicted for the murder of his wife and daughter. In the end, Capone pleads guilty and is sentenced to life in prison, although the jurors in the trial have been bribed with an unrelated divorce case. Ness eventually decides to help Capone get out of prison.