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The Untouchables Movie Review Summary

Actors: Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Robert De Niro, Andy Garcia

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A treasury agent named Eliot Ness is tired of Al Capone. He assembles a four man team bent on taking Capone down. They seem to be getting off to a good start, but Capone and his men aren't going down without a fight. They kill two of Ness' men to show they mean business. This just makes Ness more determined to take him down.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Jack Bauer




In Prohibition Chicago, Al Capone rules the city with absolute impunity. Determined to take him down, Federal Treasury agent Eliot Ness (Costner) and his accountant partner (Smith) hand pick a team to avoid the rampant corruption in local law enforcement. Jim Malone (Connery, who won an Oscar for this role) is a seen-it-all beat cop who serves as mentor to Ness and the boys, while Agent George Stone (Garcia) is a sharp shooting rookie. This is clearly Brian De Palma's best film (it could have been done by Scorsese!), helped considerably by one of David Mamet's earliest screenplays. It's heavy on style (the climactic shootout in Chicago's Union Station features a baby carriage on a long stone stairway, in homage to Eisenstein's "The Battleship Potemkin") and gunplay. As with "Raging Bull" seven years before, De Niro stuffed himself to gain the weight necessary to fit into Capone-size clothing.
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus




Following the life of prohibition, agent Elliot Ness, details how he and a group of men took down Al Capone. Mentor is played by Sean Connery and is excellent in his role.
The review of this Movie prepared by dino




The fight between Al Capone and Elliot Ness and his group of investigators (The Untouchables). Set during the prohibitionism the movie tells the story of this epic battle for justice and law.
The review of this Movie prepared by Massimo Moretti



Script Analysis of The Untouchables

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 40%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1900-1920's Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Crime story:    -   catching/stopping killer Criminal enemy is...    -   law enforcement gone bad    -   Mafia conflict    -   gang conflict

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast    -   Midwest City?    -   Yes City:    -   dangerous    -   Chicago

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   guns    -   knives Unusual forms of death    -   dropped from large heights    -   perforation--bullets    -   perforation--swords/knives    -   blunt clubbing (like seals) Any profanity?    -   Some foul language

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