Tuesday, June 06, 2017

The Untouchables is still, well, untouchable

Tampa Bay Times: Is there a crime-fighting movie from the entire ’80s that can possibly live up to The Untouchables? Released June 3, 1987, Brian De Palma’s retelling of Prohibition-era Chicago and the battle between Eliot Ness and Al Capone was an instant classic.

1 comment:

Max Allan Collins said...

But it's so stupid. Mounties chasing rum runners in a country where rum is legal. A jury being switched in the middle of a trial. Eliot Ness throwing Frank Nitti off a building.

DePalma is great. Mamet you can have -- "the Chicago way" speech isn't enough. Anyway, that's not the Chicago way, although a scam like his script is.