History Film / TheUntouchables

29th Jan '18 3:20:35 AM JackG
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* SadisticChoice: During the stairway shootout Ness has to let go of the baby carriage in order to pump the action on his shotgun, so it starts rolling down the stairs. Ness then has a choice between moving for cover or running after the baby carriage. He chooses the latter, but this means the baby is vulnerable to gunfire from everyone shooting at Ness.
25th Jan '18 6:22:38 PM WillBGood
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: [[http://a3.files.biography.com/image/upload/c_fit,cs_srgb,dpr_1.0,h_1200,q_80,w_1200/MTE1ODA0OTcxOTQyMDUzMzg5.jpg The real Nitti]] was an {{Expy}} of UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler, not the skinny pale psychopath of the film.

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: [[http://a3.files.[[https://www.biography.com/image/upload/c_fit,cs_srgb,dpr_1.0,h_1200,q_80,w_1200/MTE1ODA0OTcxOTQyMDUzMzg5.com/.image/t_share/MTE1ODA0OTcxOTQyMDUzMzg5/frank-nitti-20706151-1-402.jpg The real Nitti]] was an {{Expy}} of UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler, a deceptively meek-looking guy with a Hitler mustache, not the skinny pale psychopath of the film.
21st Nov '17 10:36:38 PM gjjones
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Ness' speech about the Chicago way and all his moves to honor it (read the [[CycleOfRevenge conflict escalation]]) ultimately puts his family in great danger, so that [[spoiler:his wife and daughter have to move away from their house to avoid murder or [[AFateWorsethanDeath worse]]]]. Strangely enough, the threat to his family comes as a surprise to Ness, implying that he honestly thought that Capone would never go that far (or, as in his speech he always has the last word, maybe he ''would'' go even further than Capone's murder of his family... [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge Better not to know]]).

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Ness' speech about the Chicago way and all his moves to honor it (read the [[CycleOfRevenge conflict escalation]]) ultimately puts his family in great danger, so that [[spoiler:his wife and daughter have to move away from their house to avoid murder or [[AFateWorsethanDeath [[FateWorsethanDeath worse]]]]. Strangely enough, the threat to his family comes as a surprise to Ness, implying that he honestly thought that Capone would never go that far (or, as in his speech he always has the last word, maybe he ''would'' go even further than Capone's murder of his family... [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge Better not to know]]).
31st Aug '17 4:28:31 PM HalcyonDayz
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Based on the exploits of (RealLife) [[TheRoaringTwenties 1920s]] Chicago Prohibiton agent Eliot Ness and his group of loyal agents, nicknamed "The Untouchables" because of their refusal to be bribed by the Mob as many others were at the time. Most notable for pursuing bootleggers and gangster UsefulNotes/AlCapone (and eventually arresting him--[[JusticeByOtherLegalMeans on tax evasion charges]]!)

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Based on the exploits of (RealLife) [[TheRoaringTwenties 1920s]] Chicago Prohibiton Prohibition agent Eliot Ness and his group of loyal agents, nicknamed "The Untouchables" because of their refusal to be bribed by the Mob as many others were at the time. Most notable for pursuing bootleggers and gangster UsefulNotes/AlCapone (and eventually arresting him--[[JusticeByOtherLegalMeans on tax evasion charges]]!)



* BadassCrew: The Untouchables. Even Oscar the nerdy tax accountant (tax accountant for crying out loud!) achieves CMoAs. Even more badass in real life, considering that unlike the film, [[spoiler:they all lived]].

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* BadassCrew: The Untouchables. Even Oscar the nerdy tax accountant (tax accountant for crying out loud!) achieves CMoAs.SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome. Even more badass in real life, considering that unlike the film, [[spoiler:they all lived]].
24th Aug '17 8:29:04 AM Azreal
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* CouldntFindAPen: After murdering [[spoiler: Oscar Wallace and George

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* CouldntFindAPen: After murdering [[spoiler: Oscar Wallace and George George]]
8th Jul '17 8:50:44 PM Mort08
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* ShooOutTheClowns: [[spoiler:Out of the four main characters, PluckyComicRelief Oscar Wallace is the first to die.]]
8th Jul '17 8:44:27 PM Mort08
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** [[spoiler:Played completely straight in the BabyCarriage scene.]]
5th Jul '17 7:08:48 PM gjjones
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* TheFaceless: When Ness is first introduced reading a newspaper on Nitti's bar bombing, the audience only sees him behind.
26th Jun '17 1:01:23 AM randomguy399
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* AffablyEvil: Al Capone is a MagnificentBastard who goes from pontificating on the joys of baseball one second to savagely murdering an associate with a bat the next. Every word that passes his lips is met by sycophantic laughter.
5th Jun '17 8:00:05 PM MawofWinter
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*DeathByRacism: A Rare heroic example with Malone. When the mob sends a knife man into his apartment, Malone pulls a sawed-off shotgon on him. Malone calls the knife man repeatedly a "Dago" while chasing him out out of his apartment. Frank Nitti guns down Malone at the doorway immediately after that.
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