The Untouchables (1987) | Mechanics' Institute

You are here

The Untouchables (1987)
January 2020 - Speakeasy! Prohibition at 100

Directed by Brian De Palma | Kevin Costner, Sean Connery

Prohibition-era Chicago is brought back to life in this new take on Eliot Ness’ incorruptible “untouchables,” his team of prohibition agents who fought police corruption and brought down the legendary Al Capone. Kevin Costner is more straight-arrow than the real Eliot Ness, and Robert De Niro is a terrifying Capone, but it’s Sean Connery as Ness’ tough, more experienced mentor, who truly shines. One of Ness’s original Untouchables, Al “Wallpaper” Wolf, was a consultant on this film, and helped Costner with his portrayal of Eliot Ness.


Images with permission of Paramount Pictures

CinemaLit Films

Members Free
Public $10 (suggested donation)
Register now ›
4th Floor Meeting Room
Pam Troy - 415-393-0116
Register now by using the form below or calling 415-393-0101.

Future CinemaLit Films

Jul 17 - 6:00pm

A Zoom Salon of The Beauty and the Beast (1946) 96 min
July 2020 - French Classics

Jul 24 - 6:00pm

A Zoom Salon of The 400 Blows (1959) 99 min
July 2020 - French Classics

Jul 31 - 6:00pm

A Zoom Salon of Cleo From 5 to 7 (1962) 90 min
July 2020 - French Classics