History Trivia / TheUntouchables

20th Oct '17 10:47:03 AM ClintEastwood
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** Creator/MelGibson turned the role of Eliot Ness down in order to star in ''Film/LethalWeapon''. Other candidates were Creator/AlecBaldwin, Creator/JeffBridges, Creator/NicolasCage, Creator/MichaelDouglas, Creator/HarrisonFord, Creator/RutgerHauer, Creator/EdHarris, Creator/WilliamHurt, Creator/MichaelKeaton, Creator/ChristopherLambert, Creator/StephenLang, Creator/JohnMalkovich, Creator/JackNicholson, Creator/NickNolte, Creator/RonPerlman, Creator/MickeyRourke, Creator/KurtRussell, Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger, Creator/SylvesterStallone, Creator/JohnTravolta and Creator/BruceWillis.

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** Creator/MelGibson turned the role of Eliot Ness down in order to star in ''Film/LethalWeapon''. Other candidates were Creator/AlecBaldwin, Creator/TomBerenger, Creator/JeffBridges, Creator/NicolasCage, Creator/MichaelDouglas, Creator/HarrisonFord, Creator/RutgerHauer, Creator/EdHarris, Creator/WilliamHurt, Creator/MichaelKeaton, Creator/ChristopherLambert, Creator/StephenLang, Creator/JohnMalkovich, Creator/JackNicholson, Creator/NickNolte, Creator/RonPerlman, Creator/MickeyRourke, Creator/KurtRussell, Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger, Creator/SylvesterStallone, Creator/JohnTravolta and Creator/BruceWillis.
20th Oct '17 9:12:44 AM ClintEastwood
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** Creator/MelGibson turned the role of Eliot Ness down in order to star in ''Film/LethalWeapon''. Creator/HarrisonFord, Creator/MickeyRourke, Creator/MichaelDouglas, Creator/JeffBridges, Creator/NickNolte, Creator/JackNicholson, Creator/WilliamHurt, Creator/TomBerenger and Creator/DonJohnson also passed on it.

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** Creator/MelGibson turned the role of Eliot Ness down in order to star in ''Film/LethalWeapon''. Creator/HarrisonFord, Creator/MickeyRourke, Other candidates were Creator/AlecBaldwin, Creator/JeffBridges, Creator/NicolasCage, Creator/MichaelDouglas, Creator/JeffBridges, Creator/NickNolte, Creator/HarrisonFord, Creator/RutgerHauer, Creator/EdHarris, Creator/WilliamHurt, Creator/MichaelKeaton, Creator/ChristopherLambert, Creator/StephenLang, Creator/JohnMalkovich, Creator/JackNicholson, Creator/WilliamHurt, Creator/TomBerenger Creator/NickNolte, Creator/RonPerlman, Creator/MickeyRourke, Creator/KurtRussell, Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger, Creator/SylvesterStallone, Creator/JohnTravolta and Creator/DonJohnson also passed on it.Creator/BruceWillis.
27th May '17 9:41:54 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* DyeingForYourArt: Creator/RobertDeNiro gained 30 pounds for his role as Capone, and (allegedly) even insisted on wearing the same clothes Capone did, right down to his silk underwear.
* FakeNationality: Edinburgh-born Creator/SeanConnery as an Irishman, Havana-born Creator/AndyGarcia as an Italian-American (first generation), and the Kansas-born Native American and Romany Billy Drago as an Italian.

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* DyeingForYourArt: CompletelyDifferentTitle: In Sweden, the film was called "De omutbara", meaning "The Unbribable [Ones]".
* DyeingForYourArt [=/=] MethodActing:
Creator/RobertDeNiro gained 30 pounds for his role as Capone, and (allegedly) even insisted on wearing the same clothes Capone did, right down to his silk underwear.
* FakeNationality: EnforcedMethodActing: For his death scene, Creator/SeanConnery did not expect the squibs to be as explosive as they were. After the first take, he was taken to the hospital with dust and fake blood in his eyes.
* FakeIrish:
Edinburgh-born Creator/SeanConnery as an Irishman, Jimmy Malone.
* FakeNationality:
Havana-born Creator/AndyGarcia as an Italian-American (first generation), and the Kansas-born Native American and Romany Billy Drago as an Italian.



** Creator/HarrisonFord turned down the role of Eliot Ness. Creator/MelGibson turned it down in order to star in ''Film/LethalWeapon''. Creator/MickeyRourke, Creator/MichaelDouglas, Creator/JeffBridges, Creator/NickNolte, Creator/JackNicholson, Creator/WilliamHurt, Creator/TomBerenger and Creator/DonJohnson also passed on it.
** Suffolk-born Creator/BobHoskins was cast as Al Capone, but was paid a bundle of money once Creator/BrianDePalma brought Creator/RobertDeNiro, the director's first choice all along, onboard.

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** Creator/HarrisonFord turned down the role of Eliot Ness. Creator/MelGibson turned it the role of Eliot Ness down in order to star in ''Film/LethalWeapon''. Creator/HarrisonFord, Creator/MickeyRourke, Creator/MichaelDouglas, Creator/JeffBridges, Creator/NickNolte, Creator/JackNicholson, Creator/WilliamHurt, Creator/TomBerenger and Creator/DonJohnson also passed on it.
** Suffolk-born Creator/BobHoskins was cast as Al Capone, UsefulNotes/AlCapone, but was paid a bundle of money once Creator/BrianDePalma brought Creator/RobertDeNiro, the director's first choice all along, onboard.


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** Cinematographer Stephen H. Burum originally wanted to shoot the film in black & white.
* WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants: Creator/BrianDePalma said that when he was filming the scene in the train station, he made up the series of shots as the scene was being filmed.
8th May '17 8:03:25 PM Nicolletta
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* CaliforniaDoubling: The Canadian Border raid was film at Hardin, Montana, which is about as far away from the Canadian border as you can get while still be in Montana.

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* CaliforniaDoubling: The Canadian Border raid was film filmed at Hardin, Montana, which is about as far away from the Canadian border as you can get while still be being in Montana.
6th Mar '17 7:39:19 PM Nicolletta
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* FakeNationality: Edinburgh-born Creator/SeanConnery as an Irishman and Havana-born Creator/AndyGarcia as an Italian-American (first generation).

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* FakeNationality: Edinburgh-born Creator/SeanConnery as an Irishman and Irishman, Havana-born Creator/AndyGarcia as an Italian-American (first generation).generation), and the Kansas-born Native American and Romany Billy Drago as an Italian.
2nd Mar '17 12:17:15 AM creader
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* CaliforniaDoubling: The Canadian Border raid was film at Hardin, Montana, which is about as far away from the Canadian border as you can get while still be in Montana.
24th Oct '16 5:16:22 AM gjjones
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* FakeNationality: Creator/SeanConnery as an Irishman, Cuban-American Creator/AndyGarcia as an Italian-American (first generation).

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* FakeNationality: Edinburgh-born Creator/SeanConnery as an Irishman, Cuban-American Irishman and Havana-born Creator/AndyGarcia as an Italian-American (first generation).



** Creator/BobHoskins was cast as Al Capone, but was paid a bundle of money once Creator/BrianDePalma brought Creator/RobertDeNiro, the director's first choice all along, onboard.

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** Suffolk-born Creator/BobHoskins was cast as Al Capone, but was paid a bundle of money once Creator/BrianDePalma brought Creator/RobertDeNiro, the director's first choice all along, onboard.
21st Aug '16 9:10:35 AM eroock
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** Creator/HarrisonFord turned down the role of Eliot Ness. Creator/MelGibson turned it down in order to star in ''Film/LethalWeapon''. Creator/Mickey Rourke, Creator/MichaelDouglas, Creator/JeffBridges, Creator/NickNolte, Creator/JackNicholson, Creator/WilliamHurt, Creator/TomBerenger and Creator/DonJohnson also passed on it.

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** Creator/HarrisonFord turned down the role of Eliot Ness. Creator/MelGibson turned it down in order to star in ''Film/LethalWeapon''. Creator/Mickey Rourke, Creator/MickeyRourke, Creator/MichaelDouglas, Creator/JeffBridges, Creator/NickNolte, Creator/JackNicholson, Creator/WilliamHurt, Creator/TomBerenger and Creator/DonJohnson also passed on it.
17th Jul '16 2:17:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatVoice: Creator/GeorgeCarlin is the voice in the Radio broadcast program in that The Ness family was listening to in the living room.
4th Jul '16 4:28:47 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* DyeingForYourArt: [=DeNiro=] gained 30 pounds for his role as Capone, and (allegedly) even insisted on wearing the same clothes Capone did, right down to his silk underwear.
* FakeNationality: Sean Connery as an Irishman, Cuban-American Andy Garcia as an Italian-American (first generation).

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* ActorInspiredElement: It was Creator/SeanConnery's idea to film the "blood oath" scene between Ness and Malone in a Catholic church. Originally it was going to take place on the street (in the same scene that follows the church scene). Connery felt that a church would be the only "safe" place in Chicago where the two characters would make such a commitment to fight Capone.
* DyeingForYourArt: [=DeNiro=] Creator/RobertDeNiro gained 30 pounds for his role as Capone, and (allegedly) even insisted on wearing the same clothes Capone did, right down to his silk underwear.
* FakeNationality: Sean Connery Creator/SeanConnery as an Irishman, Cuban-American Andy Garcia Creator/AndyGarcia as an Italian-American (first generation).generation).
* HeyItsThatVoice: Creator/GeorgeCarlin is the voice in the Radio broadcast program in that The Ness family was listening to in the living room.



* ThrowItIn: Costner ad-libbed the line "He's in the car," after [[spoiler:throwing Nitti off of the roof]].

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* ThrowItIn: Costner Creator/KevinCostner ad-libbed the line "He's in the car," after [[spoiler:throwing Nitti off of the roof]].



** Creator/HarrisonFord turned down the role of Eliot Ness.
** Creator/BobHoskins was cast as Al Capone, but was paid a bundle of money once [=DePalma=] brought [=DeNiro=], the director's first choice all along, onboard.

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** Creator/HarrisonFord turned down the role of Eliot Ness.
Ness. Creator/MelGibson turned it down in order to star in ''Film/LethalWeapon''. Creator/Mickey Rourke, Creator/MichaelDouglas, Creator/JeffBridges, Creator/NickNolte, Creator/JackNicholson, Creator/WilliamHurt, Creator/TomBerenger and Creator/DonJohnson also passed on it.
** Creator/BobHoskins was cast as Al Capone, but was paid a bundle of money once [=DePalma=] Creator/BrianDePalma brought [=DeNiro=], Creator/RobertDeNiro, the director's first choice all along, onboard.onboard.
** Creator/GeneHackman was offered the role of Malone.
** In the original script, the final gunfight had Eliot Ness and George Stone battling Capone gunmen on a stopped train. Creator/BrianDePalma conceived the gunfight on the steps in Chicago's Union Station when Paramount decided that staging the scene and finding a 1930s period train would be too expensive.
** There was originally a different ending for the movie. It was to have been a scene with the camera shooting a close up of Capone's face as it is being warmed up for a shave. And then the camera would have craned up to show the audience that he has reporters around him, but he is in his jail cell.
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