The Untouchables

  • Dir: Brian De Palma

  • USA, 1987, 119minmins, DCP

  • Cast: Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Robert De Niro, Andy Garcia

De Palma had a critical and box-office hit with this stylistic gangster film about Elliot Ness (Costner), the real-life American prohibition agent who went after Chicago mobster Al Capone (De Niro). In the climatic shootout scene at Chicago’s crowded Union Station, De Palma even manages to pay tribute to Sergei Eisenstein’s Odessa Steps set piece in the silent classic Battleship Potemkin (1925). In the 2015 documentary on his career, De Palma recalls poignantly that “The Untouchables is another one of those magical movies, and very few happen in your career.”

1988 Blue Ribbon Awards, Best Foreign Language Film

18/11/2016(Fri): Post-screening talk with Bryan Chang

Further reading:
The Untouchables, From 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die by Steven Jay Schneider (N.Y: Barron’s, 2003)


    In-theatre Screening

    • 2016-11-18 (Fri)
      2016-11-26 (Sat)


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