History Trivia / TheUntouchables

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.
29th Apr '16 1:53:42 AM Freshmeat
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!!The 1959 series:

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



* HeyItsThatGuy: Recognize the alderman who presents Capone's bribe to Ness early in the film? That would be Chicago teacher/actor/improv superhero Del Close.
20th Jan '15 6:02:03 PM PaulA
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** Ness is the pilot from ''Film/{{Airplane}}'' and the guy who hosts ''UnsolvedMysteries''. He is epic in all of them.

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** Ness is the pilot from ''Film/{{Airplane}}'' and the guy who hosts ''UnsolvedMysteries''.''Series/UnsolvedMysteries''. He is epic in all of them.



* HeyItsThatGuy: Recognize the alderman who present's Capone's bribe to Ness early in the film? That would be Chicago teacher/actor/improv superhero Del Close.

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* HeyItsThatGuy: Recognize the alderman who present's presents Capone's bribe to Ness early in the film? That would be Chicago teacher/actor/improv superhero Del Close.



** HarrisonFord turned down the role of Eliot Ness.
** Bob Hoskins 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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** HarrisonFord Creator/HarrisonFord turned down the role of Eliot Ness.
** Bob Hoskins 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.
26th Apr '14 1:32:36 PM DonaldthePotholer
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!!The 1959 series:

* 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]].
21st Feb '14 1:47:31 PM m8e
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* StarMakingRole: For KevinCostner and Andy Garcia.

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* StarMakingRole: For KevinCostner Creator/KevinCostner and Andy Garcia.Creator/AndyGarcia.
22nd Jun '13 6:46:34 AM Yipeekiyay
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* FakeNationality: Sean Connery as an Irishman, Cuban-American Andy Garcia as an Italian-American (first generation).



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: HarrisonFord turned down the role of Eliot Ness.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen:
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HarrisonFord turned down the role of Eliot Ness.Ness.
** Bob Hoskins was cast as Al Capone, but was paid a bundle of money once [=DePalma=] brought [=DeNiro=], the director's first choice all along, onboard.
5th Mar '13 12:27:22 AM maxwellsilver
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* DyeingForYourArt: [=DeNiro=] gained 30 pounds for his role as Capone, and even insisted on wearing the same clothes Capone did, right down to his silk underwear.

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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.
20th Jan '13 8:24:02 PM PaulA
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!!The 1987 movie
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