The Untouchables (movie)

1987 film directed by Brian De Palma

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).

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



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]



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]


  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. ISBN 9780809320820. 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". Archived from the original on 2014-10-01. Retrieved 2011-07-31.

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