The Untouchables (movie)

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The Untouchables
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Directed byBrian De Palma
Produced byArt Linson
Screenplay byDavid Mamet
Based onThe Untouchables
by Eliot Ness and Oscar Fraley
Starring
Music byEnnio Morricone
CinematographyStephen H. Burum
Edited byGerald B. Greenberg
Bill Pankow
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • June 2, 1987 (1987-06-02) (New York City premiere)
  • June 3, 1987 (1987-06-03) (United States)
Running time
119 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$25 million
Box office$106.2 million[1]

The Untouchables is a 1987 American crime movie directed by Brian De Palma, produced by Art Linson, written by David Mamet, and based on the book of the same name (1957).

Background[change | change source]

It is about Eliot Ness (Costner) as he creates the Untouchables team to bring Al Capone (De Niro) to justice during Prohibition.

The Grammy Award–nominated score was composed by Ennio Morricone.[2]

Cast[change | change source]

Release[change | change source]

The Untouchables was released on June 3, 1987 in the United States. The movie made $106.2 million worldwide and had strong positive reviews from critics. It was nominated for four Academy Awards; Connery won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Cones, John W. (1997). The Feature Film Distribution Deal: A Critical Analysis of the Single Most Important Film Industry Agreement. SIU Press. p. 7. Retrieved 2013-12-29.
  2. Tullio Kezich (September 6, 1987). "Piace Al Capone superstar". la Repubblica (in Italian). p. 23.
  3. "The 60th Academy Awards (1988) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-07-31.

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