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5.0 out of 5 stars The Untouchables, 18 July 2005
This review is from: The Untouchables [DVD] [1987] (DVD)
Excellent gangster movie set during prohibition era America about real life government agent Elliot Ness, who together with his unit of 'untouchable' officers brought Chicago mobster Al Capone to justice. In his breakthrough role, Kevin Costner plays Ness, Robert De Niro gives an unforgettable performance as Al Capone and there is also great support from Charles Martin Smith, Andy Garcia and Sean Connery (who won an Oscar here for his portrayal of veteran cop Malone). This film not only boasts a top notch plot and some excellent acting but also features fantastic music from Ennio Morricone (whose score for Sergio Leone's 'The Good, The Bad and The Ugly' reached no. 1 in the world pop charts) as well as some unforgettable cinematic moments like the Station steps gunfight. Overall this is a masterpiece from director Brian De Palma, who also made another top quality gangster epic Scarface.
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Initial post: 18 Aug 2010 10:42:17 BDT
L. Miller says:
Just a small point - Ness did not bring Capone to justice - the Inland Revenue got him on income tax evasion. Ness dried up his revenue from alcohol only, Capone continued to get his income from vice, protection and so on.
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