U.S. Treasury Agent Eliot Ness puts together a team of
honest cops to take down Chicago crime boss Al Capone.
The Untouchables (1987)
Directed by Brian De Palma
Written by David Mamet
Starring Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Robert De Niro,
Andy Garcia, Charles Martin Smith, Billy Drago
Based on the autobiography of Eliot Ness
Oscar Wins - Best Supporting Actor (Sean Connery)
Oscar Nominations - Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design,
Best Original Score (Ennio Morricone)
The Untouchables is one of the best modern crime movies ever made and my personal favorite of director Brian De Palma. The epic story of the fall of Al Capone has never been told better. Kevin Costner, in a rare moment of decent acting, leads this awesome cast in a movie that is definitely a classic. Robert De Niro gives one of the best performances of his career (which is saying something) as Chicago gangster Al Capone. His Capone is terrifying and unpredictable, especially the scene where he beats one of his men to death with a baseball bat for screwing up.
Of course, the true star of this film is Sean Connery, who plays Jim Malone, an Irish beat cop who's arguably the most fun character in the film. Connery played Malone as such a likable character that he won an Oscar for it in 1988. The Untouchables is nothing short of an awesome film and it will stand the test of time as the quintessential Prohibition-era gangster film.