The Untouchables

The Untouchables

  • R
  • 1987
  • 119 min
  • USA
  • crime, drama, thriller

Federal Agent Eliot Ness sets out to stop Al Capone; because of rampant corruption, he assembles a small, hand-picked team.

Director: Brian De Palma

Screenwriter: David Mamet

Stars: Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Charles Martin Smith

Slick on the surface but loaded with artful touches, Brian DePalma's classical gangster thriller is a sharp look at period Chicago crime, featuring excellent performances from a top-notch cast.


  • Brian De Palma
    Brian De Palma

    Brian Russell De Palma (born September 11, 1940) is an American film director and writer. In a career spanning over 40 years, he is probably best known for his suspense and crime thriller films, including such box office successes as Carrie, Dressed to Kill,

Main Cast


Producer: Art Linson

Editor: Gerald B. Greenberg, Bill Pankow

Casting: Mali Finn

Director Of Photography: Stephen H. Burum

Original Music Composer: Ennio Morricone

Costume Design: Marilyn Vance

Associate Producer: Raymond Hartwick


Year: 1987

Runtime: 119 min

Country: USA

Language: English

Color: Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1

Also Known As

  • The Untouchables - Gli intoccabili (IT)
  • Les incorruptibles (FR)


  • Duane Byrge (Hollywood Reporter)

    While overtly melodramatic, The Untouchables is a perceptive and hard-driven actioner. It's an intriguing character confrontation, loaded with ironies, both personal and social.

  • Derek Malcom (Guardian)

    The Untouchables is two hours of fairly solid entertainment, an eventually uplifting parable about right beating might, cast in the form of a Warner Brothers social realist picture of the thirties.

  • Carrie Rickey (Philadelphia Inquirer)

    A deeply satisfying and entertaining Prohibition gang-buster directed with a Tommy gun's rat-tat-tat.