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The Untouchables 

In 1930s Chicago, the seemingly invincible crime boss Al Capone is opposed by a team of incorruptible U.S. Treasury Agents, led by the indefatigable Eliot Ness.
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1994   1993  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Tom Amandes ...  Eliot Ness 42 episodes, 1993-1994
Paul Regina ...  Frank Nitti 42 episodes, 1993-1994
John Newton ...  Agent Tony Pagano 42 episodes, 1993-1994
David James Elliott ...  Agent Paul Robbins 42 episodes, 1993-1994
William Forsythe ...  Al Capone 42 episodes, 1993-1994
Valentino Cimo ...  Frankie Rio 42 episodes, 1993-1994
Brian Ruddy Brian Ruddy ...  Jake Niles 42 episodes, 1993-1994
John Rhys-Davies ...  Agent Michael Malone 30 episodes, 1993-1994
Nancy Everhard ...  Catherine Ness 28 episodes, 1993-1994
Michael Horse ...  Agent George Steelman 19 episodes, 1993
Hynden Walch ...  Mae Capone 19 episodes, 1993-1994
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Storyline

In prohibition era Chicago, the ambitious criminal Al Capone moves in to exploit an immense bootleg market for his own profit. Together with his second, the cold-bloodedly practical Frank Nitti, Capone manages to unite the various local crime lords under his leadership and create an incredibly powerful crime syndicate. Through the use of alluring bribery to corrupt the local authorities for his purposes and brutal violence to cow or eliminate the more principled, it seems that Al Capone is above the law. However, the gang makes the critical mistake of irritating the US President one night, and the decision is made to bring Capone to justice. To that end, US Treasury agent Eliot Ness is assigned the task. Ness, who is utterly incensed by the gang violence and corruption that Capone embodies, soon learns that he cannot depend on the local police in this crusade with their rife corruption. Instead, he assembles an elite team of agents handpicked for their skills and especially their ... Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

De uovervindelige See more »

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Production Co:

Paramount Television See more »
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Runtime:

| (42 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Valentino Cimo, who portrays Al Capone's chief bodyguard, Frankie Rio, previously portrayed the character in The Untouchables (1987). In the movie, Rio is punched by Eliot Ness (Kevin Costner), and is later shot dead by Ness at the beginning of the train station shoot-out. See more »

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Version of The Untouchables: Capone Rising See more »

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Written by Dennis Spiegel and Michael Lang
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Great Series!
26 June 2003 | by gstevens-2See all my reviews

I can still remember how shocked I was when I heard this program was cancelled. Every episode was good; one even dealing with bootlegging on an Indian reservation( where liquor had not been permitted to be sold for years prior to Prohibition.) I was also struck by the stunning look-alikeness of Tom Amandes to Jimmy Stewart. They could have been twin brothers.Even their voices,mannerisms were similar. I wonder if this had anything to do with the series sudden disappearance. William Forsythe was the best Capone to-date, even outdoing de Niro. The supporting cast was also excellent. I think this series was better than the original series with Robert Stack. What made Stack so good was his toneless performance.Amandes gave the character flesh and blood and a mind. Would like to see the series out again.


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