Ennio Morricone

The Untouchables

Elliot Ness (Costner) sets his sights on Al Capone (De Niro) in Brian De Palma’s classic gangster movie.

Image from The Untouchables

USA 1988
Dir Brian De Palma
With Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Patricia Clarkson, Robert De Niro
Cert 15

In 1930s Prohibition-era America, agent Elliot Ness (Costner) and his titular group of enforcers set their sights on Al Capone (De Niro), whose criminal enterprises have apparently made him untouchable himself. Scripted by David Mamet, De Palma’s stylish film was a critical and commercial hit; Morricone’s percussive, arresting and expressive score was nominated for an Oscar®.