Video Release: July 3, 2007
Rating: R (MPAA)
Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
- Runtime: 119 minutes
- NTSC (Canada and USA)
- Originally in English
- Released in English
The old TV series gets a lavish, big-screen treatment at the hands of director Brian DePalma. Lush sets evoke Prohibition-era Chicago as that knight-in-Federal Agent's-clothing Eliot Ness attempts to stamp out the forces of evil embodied by gangster Al Capone. Ness and his crew of law enforcers -- a veteran cop, a young rookie and a tax accountant -- battle Capone's bootleggers in a cavalcade of elaborately choreographed action sequences, including De Palma's now-infamous homage to the Odessa Steps passage in "Potemkin."
Booze is illegal and people are dying for it. Federal Treasury agent Eliot Ness is determined to bring down Chicago gangster Al Capone and his bootlegging empire. Ness assembles his team and the bullets fly - but it doesn't stop the "Untouchables" from taking a swig from a bullet-riddled whiskey cask now and then. Academy Award Nominations: 3, including Best Art Direction. Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor--Sean Connery.