ABOUT THE FILM
The Untouchables is a 1987 American gangster film directed by Brian De Palma and written by David Mamet. Based on the book The Untouchables (1957), the film stars Kevin Costner as government agent Eliot Ness, Robert De Niro as gang leader Al Capone, and Sean Connery as Irish-American officer Jimmy Malone (based on the real life Irish-American agent and “Untouchables” member Marty Lahart). The film follows Ness’ autobiographical account of the efforts his Untouchables team to bring Capone to justice during Prohibition. The Grammy Award-winning score was composed by Ennio Morricone and features some period-correct music by Duke Ellington.
The Untouchables was released on June 3, 1987 and received positive reviews. Observers praised the film for its approach as well as its direction. The film was also a financial success, grossing over $106 million worldwide, and was nominated for four Academy Awards, of which Connery received one for Best Supporting Actor.
Year of Film
Brian De Palma
Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Andy García, Charles Martin Smith, Robert De Niro, Patricia Clarkson, Billy Drago
Origin of Film
Genre(s) of Film
Crime | Drama | Thriller
Budget: $25,000,000 (Estimated)
Opening Weekend: $645,363 (USA) (20 August 1995) (42 Screens)
Gross: $106,240,936 (Worldwide)
Type of Poster
Style of Poster
Origin of Poster
Year of Poster
Photography by Richard Nobel
27″ x 39 13/16″
Single Sided or Double Sided
NSS # / Printer Markings
National Screen Printed in England
AL CAPONE. He ruled Chicago with absolute power. No one could touch him. No one could stop him. Until Eliot Ness and a small force of men swore they’d bring him down.