History YMMV / TheUntouchables

9th Aug '16 1:50:43 PM maxwellsilver
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* CompleteMonster: Frank Nitti is presented as a PsychoForHire for Al Capone. Introduced early on as Capone's main enforcer and hitman, Nitti is seen bombing a restaurant with a little girl inside, not caring that she's killed as well. Through the film, Nitti handles Capone's wetwork, ruthlessly murdering anyone in his way with barely disguised relish, [[DissonantSerenity continuing to eat his meal even as the man right next to him is having his brains bashed out by Capone]], slaughtering both Oscar Wallace and the Capone man apprehended by the squad and writing "touchable" on the wall in their blood, and later gunning down tough Irish cop Malone. He threatens Elliot Ness's family if he won't drop his case. Nitti later tries to rub his own status as untouchable in Ness's face, even taunting him that Malone "died screaming like a stuck Irish pig," which finally makes even the composed Ness snap ([[spoiler:leading Ness to throw Nitti off the roof, with Ness taunting Nitti as he falls screaming to his death]]).

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* CompleteMonster: Frank Nitti is presented as a PsychoForHire for Al Capone. Introduced early on as Capone's main enforcer and hitman, Nitti is seen bombing a restaurant with a little girl inside, not caring that she's killed as well. Through the film, Nitti handles Capone's wetwork, ruthlessly murdering anyone in his way with barely disguised relish, [[DissonantSerenity continuing to eat his meal even as the man right next to him is having his brains bashed out by Capone]], Capone, slaughtering both Oscar Wallace and the Capone man apprehended by the squad and writing "touchable" on the wall in their blood, and later gunning down tough Irish cop Malone. He threatens Elliot Ness's family if he won't drop his case. Nitti later tries to rub his own status as untouchable in Ness's face, even taunting him that Malone "died screaming like a stuck Irish pig," which finally makes even the composed Ness snap ([[spoiler:leading Ness to throw Nitti off the roof, with Ness taunting Nitti as he falls screaming to his death]]).



* HilariousInHindsight: In this film, Creator/SeanConnery's character frequently says you should NeverBringAKnifeToAGunFight. Not long afterwards, Sean would star in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'' as the father of Franchise/IndianaJones, [[CombatPragmatist a man that always brings a gun to knife fights]].

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* HilariousInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight:
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In this film, Creator/SeanConnery's character frequently says you should NeverBringAKnifeToAGunFight. Not long afterwards, Sean would star in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'' as the father of Franchise/IndianaJones, [[CombatPragmatist a man that always brings a gun to knife fights]].fights.



* MemeticMutation: "I want him dead! I want his family.. dead!"

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* MemeticMutation: MemeticMutation:
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"I want him dead! I want his family.. dead!"



* SpecialEffectFailure: Toward the end of the bridge scene, Ness throws a frag grenade at one of the gangsters, which then explodes. Even on a first viewing, it's apparent that the grenade itself does not blow up, but rather a separate charge buried directly behind it.

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* SpecialEffectFailure: SpecialEffectFailure:
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Toward the end of the bridge scene, Ness throws a frag grenade at one of the gangsters, which then explodes. Even on a first viewing, it's apparent that the grenade itself does not blow up, but rather a separate charge buried directly behind it.
9th Feb '16 10:25:18 AM k410ren
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* FridgeHorror: The little girl was the closest one to Nitti's briefcase bomb (she was holding it). Now imagine what was going through her parents' heads when they had to identify the body...
9th Feb '16 10:23:08 AM k410ren
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* FridgeHorror: The little girl was the closest one to Nitti's briefcase bomb (she was holding it). Now imagine what was going through her parents' heads when they had to identify the body...
20th Jan '16 3:49:14 PM maxwellsilver
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* ShockingSwerve: Nitti gloats about killing Malone after Ness takes him into custody on the top of the Court Building. Then Ness grabs him from behind, and the POV indicates he's about to angrily shove Nitti face-first into the roof door.... and at the last second, the POV (literally) swerves to show Ness has something *much* worse in mind for this creep.
20th Jan '16 3:49:02 PM maxwellsilver
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* ShockingSwerve: Nitti gloats about killing Malone after Ness takes him into custody on the top of the Court Building. Then Ness grabs him from behind, and the POV indicates he's about to angrily shove Nitti face-first into the roof door.... and at the last second, the POV (literally) swerves to show Ness has [[DestinationDefenestration something *much* worse]] in mind for this creep.

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* ShockingSwerve: Nitti gloats about killing Malone after Ness takes him into custody on the top of the Court Building. Then Ness grabs him from behind, and the POV indicates he's about to angrily shove Nitti face-first into the roof door.... and at the last second, the POV (literally) swerves to show Ness has [[DestinationDefenestration something *much* worse]] worse in mind for this creep.
5th Dec '15 12:23:49 PM AllenbysEyes
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** The green screen effects during [[spoiler:Nitti's death scene]] are pretty noticeable as well.
10th Oct '15 9:35:43 AM Anicomicgeek
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: Original score by Music/EnnioMorricone himself.
** Its centerpiece, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yc_7MpANQk The Strength of the Righteous]], is instantly recognizable to many, but few remember its origins in this film.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1aPPsSB6SM Victorious / End Credits]] provides an uplifting contrast to an ominous score / grim film.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnAVQeXafMA Al Capone's Theme]]. The second half plays during the scene where a jubilant Al Capone gets word that Eliot Ness' sting operation was a fiasco; there's even a very jarring "wah-wah" horn section in it, as if Capone is mocking Ness.
22nd Sep '15 7:55:48 PM maxwellsilver
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* CompleteMonster: Frank Nitti is presented as a PsychoForHire for [[BigBad Al Capone]]. Introduced early on as Capone's main enforcer and hitman, Nitti is seen bombing a restaurant with a little girl inside, not caring that she's killed as well. Through the film, Nitti handles Capone's wetwork, ruthlessly murdering anyone in his way with barely disguised relish, [[DissonantSerenity continuing to eat his meal even as the man right next to him is having his brains bashed out by Capone]], slaughtering both Oscar Wallace and the Capone man apprehended by the squad and writing "touchable" on the wall in their blood, and later gunning down tough Irish cop Malone. He threatens [[TheHero Elliot Ness's]] family if he won't drop his case. Nitti later tries to rub his own status as untouchable in Ness's face, even taunting him that Malone "died screaming like a stuck Irish pig," which finally makes even [[KarmicDeath the composed Ness snap]] ([[spoiler:leading Ness to throw Nitti off the roof, with Ness taunting Nitti as he falls screaming to his death]]).

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* CompleteMonster: Frank Nitti is presented as a PsychoForHire for [[BigBad Al Capone]].Capone. Introduced early on as Capone's main enforcer and hitman, Nitti is seen bombing a restaurant with a little girl inside, not caring that she's killed as well. Through the film, Nitti handles Capone's wetwork, ruthlessly murdering anyone in his way with barely disguised relish, [[DissonantSerenity continuing to eat his meal even as the man right next to him is having his brains bashed out by Capone]], slaughtering both Oscar Wallace and the Capone man apprehended by the squad and writing "touchable" on the wall in their blood, and later gunning down tough Irish cop Malone. He threatens [[TheHero Elliot Ness's]] Ness's family if he won't drop his case. Nitti later tries to rub his own status as untouchable in Ness's face, even taunting him that Malone "died screaming like a stuck Irish pig," which finally makes even [[KarmicDeath the composed Ness snap]] snap ([[spoiler:leading Ness to throw Nitti off the roof, with Ness taunting Nitti as he falls screaming to his death]]).
20th Sep '15 7:23:07 PM maxwellsilver
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* ShockingSwerve: Nitti gloats about killing Malone after Ness takes him into custody on the top of the Court Building. Then Ness grabs him from behind, and the POV indicates he's about to angrily shove Nitti face-first into the roof door.... and at the last second, the POV (literally) swerves to show Ness has [[DestinationDefenestration something *much* worse]] in mind for this creep.
28th Jun '15 8:04:50 PM DrSlide
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** "Somebody messes with me, I gotta mess with him."

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** "Somebody messes with me, I gotta I'm gonna mess with him."
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