About

Young Treasury Agent Elliot Ness arrives in Chicago and is determined to take down Al Capone, but it's not going to be easy because Capone has the police in his pocket. Ness meets Jimmy Malone, a veteran patrolman and probably the most honorable one on the force. He asks Malone to help him get Capone, but Malone warns him that if he goes after Capone, he is going to war.

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Directed by

Brian De Palma

Written by

Oscar Fraley (Novel)
Eliot Ness (Novel)
David Mamet (Writer)

Runtime

119 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

What are you prepared to do?

Cast

Keywords

chicago prohibition 1930s al capone white suit baseball bat tough cop tax evasion rooftop chase treasury agent untouchable jury tampering

Photos

Lists

#295 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

Edgar Wright's 1000 favorite movies Edgar Wright

Awards

Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role Sean Connery

Oscar nomination for Best Music, Original Score Ennio Morricone

Oscar nomination for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration Hal Gausman Patrizia von Brandenstein

Oscar nomination for Best Costume Design Marilyn Vance