1987 | Drama | 119 minutes | English
During the Prohibition era, Chicago gangster, Al Capone, controls illegal liquor distribution throughout the city with the police and bureaucrats in his pocket. His reign seems firm until Eliot Ness, a determined agent from the Bureau of Prohibition, sets his sights on bringing Capone to justice. After repeated defeats due to corrupt law enforcement, Ness assembles a team consisting of Jimmy Malone, an Irish-American police veteran, George Stone, an idealistic Italian- American trainee, and Oscar Wallace, a brilliant accountant. Together they are known as “The Untouchables.” The hunt to bring down Capone becomes difficult. When Wallace discovers that Capone has not paid taxes for the last four years, he suggests Ness indict Capone on tax evasion. Will this, at last, bring down Capone?
Why Stream This Film?
- Rotten Tomatoes Score (Critics Consensus): 83%
- Metacritic Score: 79
Academy Awards: Winner, Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Sean Connery)
BAFTA Awards: Nominated, Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Sean Connery)
National Board of Review: Winner, Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Sean Connery)
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THE UNTOUCHABLES is a beautifully crafted portrait of Prohibition-era Chicago. Connery delivers one of his finest performances. The film is filled with nuance, humor and abundant self-confidence. Connery’s depth strongly complements the youthful Costner.
THE UNTOUCHABLES is packed with surprises, not the least being that it’s a smashing work. It’s vulgar, violent, funny, and sometimes breathtakingly beautiful.
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