History Series / TheUntouchables

5th Jun '16 6:17:31 PM Enhas
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* AllForNothing: The two-part "The Unhired Assassin" ends with the man Ness was protecting being murdered anyway, only minutes after stopping ''another assassin'' from killing him. What rubs it in more is that he wasn't the intended target, because the second shooter was aiming for Roosevelt and missed.
30th Jun '15 7:13:15 PM CasWarner
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* DiscOneFinalBoss: Al Capone in the two-part pilot "The Scarface Mob".
1st Dec '14 9:30:27 PM nombretomado
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A live action television series aired between 1959 and 1963 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 or intimidated by the Mob as many others were at the time. Most notable for pursuing bootleggers and gangster AlCapone (and eventually arresting him--[[JusticeByOtherLegalMeans on tax evasion charges]]!) Later adapted as [[Film/TheUntouchables a movie in 1987]]. The film itself inspired a second television series in 1993, with Tom Amandes.

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A live action television series aired between 1959 and 1963 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 or intimidated by the Mob as many others were at the time. Most notable for pursuing bootleggers and gangster AlCapone UsefulNotes/AlCapone (and eventually arresting him--[[JusticeByOtherLegalMeans on tax evasion charges]]!) Later adapted as [[Film/TheUntouchables a movie in 1987]]. The film itself inspired a second television series in 1993, with Tom Amandes.
26th Aug '14 8:12:34 AM k9feline7
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* AnachronicOrder: Each episode jumps around back and forth between the years 1929 through 1934, as explained by {{Narrator}} Walter Winchell. The best example is DragonInChief Frank Nitti who appeared in 28 episodes through all 4 seasons despite being KilledOffForReal near the end of the first season in an episode set in 1934. In all his remaining episodes, the date is set before his death.



* DragonInChief: Nitti, who runs TheSyndicate in Capone's absence and appears in more episodes than his boss.

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* DragonInChief: Nitti, who runs TheSyndicate in Capone's absence and appears in way more episodes than his boss.boss. (28 total, while Capone is only in 2 two-part episodes.)


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* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: Most of the episodes do involve RealLife criminals and crimes of the period...the overwhelming majority of which Ness had nothing to do with.
26th Apr '14 1:34:25 PM DonaldthePotholer
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* FiveManBand: except for the first season, when they are a six man band.
26th Apr '14 1:31:04 PM DonaldthePotholer
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* TheDragon: Nitti, who runs TheSyndicate in Capone's absence and appears in more episodes than his boss.

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* TheDragon: DragonInChief: Nitti, who runs TheSyndicate in Capone's absence and appears in more episodes than his boss.



* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Ness is the pilot from ''Film/{{Airplane}}'' and the guy who hosts ''UnsolvedMysteries''. He is epic in all of them.
** Robbins became both a [[Series/{{JAG}} naval aviator and lawyer]].


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* StarterVillain: The Pilot Movie was about Al Capone's arrest.
24th Oct '13 4:48:26 AM kchishol
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A live action television series aired between 1959 and 1963 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 AlCapone (and eventually arresting him--[[JusticeByOtherLegalMeans on tax evasion charges]]!) Later adapted as [[Film/TheUntouchables a movie in 1987]]. The film itself inspired a second television series in 1993, with Tom Amandes.

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A live action television series aired between 1959 and 1963 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 or intimidated by the Mob as many others were at the time. Most notable for pursuing bootleggers and gangster AlCapone (and eventually arresting him--[[JusticeByOtherLegalMeans on tax evasion charges]]!) Later adapted as [[Film/TheUntouchables a movie in 1987]]. The film itself inspired a second television series in 1993, with Tom Amandes.
6th Apr '13 3:37:25 PM EarlOfSandvich
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* ByTheBookCop: No {{anti-heroes}} here.

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* ByTheBookCop: No {{anti-heroes}} {{antihero}}es here.
14th Mar '13 6:40:45 AM Telcontar
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* MeekTownsman: An episode in which the Untouchables and some of Capone's men go to Kansas, and the mayor is the MeekTownsman. He makes a speech, talking as if he's saying something noble, but he's telling his townspeople [[SomebodyElsesProblem not to help Eliot Ness and co.]] fight the gangsters: "live to farm another day. To father, another day."

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* MeekTownsman: An episode in which the Untouchables and some of Capone's men go to Kansas, and the mayor is the MeekTownsman. He makes a speech, talking as if he's saying something noble, but he's telling his townspeople [[SomebodyElsesProblem [[BystanderSyndrome not to help Eliot Ness and co.]] fight the gangsters: "live to farm another day. To father, another day."
22nd Jan '13 9:07:04 AM MarkLungo
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* UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}}: The Windy City at its windiest.



* TheWindyCity at its windiest.
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