Chicago Month Continues with The Untouchables

Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, and Robert De Niro star in 1987’s The Unouchables.  This movie is about the attempts of Eliot Ness, played by Kevin Costner to take down Al Capone (Robert DeNiro).  This film is about Chicago, and was filmed in Chicago.

The above scene shows Sean Connery as Jimmy Malone telling Ness what exactly needs to be done to take down Capone.

One of the best scenes in the movie is a shotout on a stairway at Union Station in Chicago.  This scene was actually filmed on location at Union Station.  Union Station’s great hall still looks like this today, although more dingier.

De Niro gives a great performance as Al Capone and has a notable scene with his underlings and a baseball bat.  I purposely did not post the baseball bat scene as I want you to see the entire movie for yourself.  When you watch this movie, you need to keep in mind that Capone was eventually taken down, by the IRS for tax evasion.  Capone became a guest of the Federal Penitentiary System at the island resort of Alcatraz.

Filmed in Chicago, and about Chicago with an all star cast, The Untouchables makes our list for Chicago Month.

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3 Responses to “Chicago Month Continues with The Untouchables”

  1. Richard B. Says:

    Alright I got a question for you’ll. What’s the best mobster movie set in Chicago? GO!!!

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