The Untouchables
1987
****½
Director: Brian De Palma
Cast: Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Charles Martin Smith, Robert De Niro

Brian De Palma’s majestic gangster film follows Eliot Ness and his attempts to enforce prohibition in Chicago. Oscar winning Sean Connery as a veteran cop and Robert De Niro as Al Capone are terrific. The climactic railway station showdown (and Potemkin homage) is its own little masterpiece. Scripted by David Mamet from the book by
Oscar Fraley and Eliot Ness.