Trivia / The Untouchables

The 1959 series:

The 1987 movie

  • Dyeing for Your Art: 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.
  • Fake Nationality: Sean Connery as an Irishman, Cuban-American Andy Garcia as an Italian-American (first generation).
  • Hey, It's That Guy!: Recognize the alderman who presents Capone's bribe to Ness early in the film? That would be Chicago teacher/actor/improv superhero Del Close.
  • Star-Making Role: For Kevin Costner and Andy Garcia.
  • Throw It In: Costner ad-libbed the line "He's in the car," after throwing Nitti off of the roof.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Harrison Ford 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.