15 certificateThe Untouchables is a Film programme that first aired in 1987 and has been classified a 15 certificate.

The Untouchables is a 5 star programme

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The Untouchables (1987)

Directed by
Brian de Palma

Al Capone (Robert De Niro) is Chicago. The mob boss runs the city's illegal liquor trade, controls the gambling and owns half the cops and judges in Illinois.

From his palatial hotel suite, the pudgy gangster controls his empire, fearful of no-one, until Eliot Ness (Kevin Costner), a determined Treasury agent, resolves to put him behind bars.

Ness starts off by playing by the rules; it's only when he enlists veteran Irish cop Malone (the Oscar - winning, shakily-accented Sean Connery) that he finds out that the rules in the Windy City are rather different: "They pull a knife, you pull a gun. He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue. That's the Chicago way."

With a script by David Mamet packed with zingers, a cast of authentic heroes and villains and a handful of unforgettable scenes (Capone's savage soliliquy on baseball, Brian De Palma's train station homage to Battleship Potemkin) this is an outstanding gangland thriller for any era of film fans.

Written by ,

Genre: Film

Running Time: 120 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1987

5/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Filmed in Colour


Image for Kevin CostnerKevin Costner...Eliot Ness
Image for Sean ConnerySean Connery...Jim Malone
Charles Martin-Smith...Agent Oscar Wallace
Image for Andy GarciaAndy Garcia...Agent George Stone
Image for Robert de NiroRobert de Niro...Al Capone
Richard Bradford...Police Chief Mike Dorsett
Jack Kehoe...Walter Payne
Brad Sullivan...George
Billy Drago...Frank Nitti
Image for Patricia ClarksonPatricia Clarkson...Catherine Ness
Vito D'Ambrosio...Bowtie Driver
Steven Goldstein...Scoop
Peter Aylward...Lt. Anderson
Don C. Harvey...Officer Preseuski
Robert Swann...Mountie Cap.