The Untouchables was a
crime drama that was released in 1987. It Starred Kevin
Costner as agent Eliot Ness, Sean Connery as officer
Jimmy Malone, Robert DeNiro as Al Capone, and Andy Garcia
as George Stone. The movie was a hit with both
critics and ticket holders. Sean Connery actually
won an Academy Award for his effort
The movie is an embellished account of Al
Capone's escapades during the days of Prohibition and
Eliot Ness' attempt to take him down. When Ness is
unable to nab Capone due to the police force's
corruption, he enlist the help of Jimmy Malone, who
suggests taking new police academy recruits, who have
not been corrupted yet, to do the job.
The rest of the movie
is about how Ness went about the business of bringing
Capone to justice, with his angle being to try Capone on
tax evasion charges by capturing on of his accountants.
Capone does not play nice, not only threatening Ness'
family, but indirectly killing Officer Malone in the
process of intimidation, and trying to keep the
accountant on the lamb. In the end, Capone is
sentenced to eleven years, but only after it is
discovered that the jury was rigged, and so was the