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The Untouchables

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by SoSueMe, Jun 24, 2007.

  1. SoSueMe

    SoSueMe Active Member

    Is on CityTV up here in Canada.

    It's one of my favourite movies.

    Connery is awesome in this.

    I almost cry every time he dies.
     
  2. Birdscribe

    Birdscribe Active Member

    This was the first date with the future Mrs. Birdscribe. Love this movie, except the part where Charlie Martin Smith and Connery die.

    Of course, that's redeemed by Costner (as Eliot Ness) throwing Frank Nitti off the roof and crashing into the parked car, then telling the inquiring Andy Garcia "He's in the car."

    Phenomenal cinematography, especially in the train station.
     
  3. David Mamet script as well. This one gets a yearly viewing as part of the "Dammit, Mamet" festival.
     
  4. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Some nice set pieces . . . especially the shootout on the bridge at the Canadian border . . . but
    Costner looks more and more wooden, every time I peek at it . . .
     
  5. Duane Postum

    Duane Postum Member

    No more wooden than Robert Stack in the tv series. And Eliot Ness was actually a party animal.
     
  6. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    They send one of your people to the hospital, you send one of theirs to the MORGUE. THAT's the ChiCAGo way.
     
  7. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Active Member

    I'll be impressed if someone here can identify the film to which the latter was an homage of sorts by De Palma.
     
  8. SoSueMe

    SoSueMe Active Member

    He has so many great lines and scenes in the movie.

    Let's cut the woofing, pal. You tell me, or you're going to hospital or the fuckin' morgue!

    lsn't that just like a wop? Brings a knife to a gun fight. Get out of here, ya dago bastard!
     
  9. jgmacg

    jgmacg Guest

    The Battleship Potemkin. Sergei Eisenstein.
     
  10. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    I absolutely hate this movie.
     
  11. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Of course, Nitti shot himself in late NINETEENFORTYTHREE, for pete's sake. . . but don't let that spoil the story, boys . . .
     
  12. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    In particular, the staircase scene with the stroller. Classic in both cases.
     
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