The Untouchables Trivia
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Thanks to Scott ColoradoBack in the 90's, Seagrams, the Canadian whiskey company, finally released their list of top American buyer's from the years of Prohibition. Number one was Joseph Kennedy; JFK's father. That jibes with all the rumors about their property in Kennebunkport, Maine, where rum-runners from Cuba made some drop off's.
Thanks to C.T. WarrenJimmy Malone is the role that garnered a long-overdue Academy Award for Sean Connery. After nearly 60 years in film, Connery retired from acting, leaving a diverse movie legacy that includes double-oh-SEVEN James Bond films and such thrillers as "The Hunt For Red October", "Rising Sun", "The Rock", "Entrapment", and "The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen".
Rewind ArchiveOscar Wallace and Jim Malone each take a drink shortly before they are shot to death.
Rewind ArchiveThe camera work in the scene where Elliot Ness is in the airline is identical to a scene in Foreign Correspondent (1940).
Thanks to Chris PetersonThe scene shot in slow motion of a baby carriage about to plummet down the steps was based on an infamous Russian silent film "March of the Patankin". It is almost a shot by shot remake, excepting that the mother in "The Untouchables" isn't shot down as the mother in "March...." was. You can see this film short in most cinematography study videos.
Rewind ArchiveThe gunfight sequence between Ness and Capone's gang in the train station is a homage to the Odessa Steps sequence in Bronenosets Potemkin (1925).
Thanks to Phantom PlanetActor Charles Martin Smith (who portrayed Oscar Wallace) also starred in John Carpenter's sci-fi drama, Starman. He has also appeared in an episode of 'The Twilight Zone'(1980's version) and was the director of the glam rock supernatural thriller, "Trick or Treat".
There's often fake stuff floating round, y'know? -Like the 'ghost boy' that can allegedly be seen in "Three Men And A Baby".
But, nothing bogus that we know yet for "The Untouchables".
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