Rent The Untouchables (1987)

3.9 of 5 from 259 ratings
1h 54min
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Synopsis:
Brian De Palma's 'The Untouchables' is a must-see masterpiece — a glorious, fierce, larger-than-life depiction of the mob warlord who ruled Prohibition-era Chicago... and the law enforcer who vowed to bring him down.
This classic confrontation between good and evil stars Kevin Costner as federal agent Eliot Ness, Robert De Niro as gangland kingpin Al Capone and Sean Connery as Malone, the cop who teaches Ness how to beat the mob: shoot fast and shoot first.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Art Linson
Writers:
Oscar Fraley, Eliot Ness
Others:
Ennio Morricone, Patrizia Von Brandenstein, Marilyn Vance-Straker, William A Elliott, Hal Gausman
Studio:
Paramount
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Classics, Drama, Thrillers
Awards:

1988 BAFTA Best Music

1988 Oscar Best Supporting Actor

BBFC:
Release Date:
04/06/2001
Run Time:
115 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Digital 5.1, German Dolby Digital 2.0
Subtitles:
Arabic, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Swedish, Turkish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Theatrical Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
12/10/2008
Run Time:
114 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Digital 5.1, English DTS 6.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:
English, English Hard of Hearing, French, Spanish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • The Script, The Cast
  • Production Stories
  • Reinventing The Genre
  • The Classic
  • Original Featurette: "The Man"
  • Theatrical Trailer HD

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Reviews (2) of The Untouchables

Untouchables - best gangster film ever. - The Untouchables review by IanF

Spoiler Alert
04/02/2020

Borrowed this again to show a friend. He was blown away by it too. Sean Connery a worthy Oscar winner!

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Great period gangster Film - The Untouchables review by GI

Spoiler Alert
09/04/2021

Although very loosely based on real events this is a gangster film entirely rooted in the cinematic genre. It's bright almost comic book look, interspersed with fast, bloody action makes it highly watchable and very entertaining. When you combine the almost iconic action set pieces with the pounding score composed by Ennio Morricone and add the great performances you have a mix that makes for great, popular cinema. Kevin Costner, then a relatively unknown actor, plays Elliot Ness, a US Treasury agent sent to Chicago to bring down prohibition kingpin Al Capone (Robert De Niro having the time of his life). Finding that the police are riddled with corruption Ness turns to humble but honest beat cop Malone (Sean Connery, with an Irish accent that slips all over the place but he's riveting when on screen and won an Oscar), and with an accountant (Charles Martin Smith) and a tough rookie (Andy Garcia) the four of them take on the ruthless gangster. There are two stand out action set pieces, one a gun battle on a river bridge, which mixes humour with bloody violence and the second a slow burning, slow motion fight in Chicago's Grand Central Station taking place on the main stairs. It's director Brian De Palma's homage to Battleship Potemkin (1925) even adding some sailors who get caught in the crossfire. It's one of those scenes that makes you love cinema. This is a period gangster film that has sets recreating the old classic gangster films of the 30s with added colour and it's a real treat. A moral tale where law and order is blurred with right and wrong. If you've never seen this then you really must and if its a favourite then time to watch again.

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