The Untouchables (1993 TV series)

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The Untouchables
Untouchables 1993 title.jpg
Genre Crime drama
Starring Tom Amandes
William Forsythe
Composer(s) Joel Goldsmith
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 42 (List of episodes)
Production
Producer(s) Tim Iacofano
Frederick J. Lyle
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 45–48 minutes
Production company(s) Paramount Television
Distributor CBS Paramount Domestic Television
CBS Television Distribution
Broadcast
Original channel Syndication
Original run January 11, 1993 (1993-01-11) – May 22, 1994 (1994-05-22)

The Untouchables is an American crime drama series that aired for two seasons in syndication, from January 1993 to May 1994. The series portrayed work of the real life Untouchables federal investigative squad in Prohibition-era Chicago and its efforts against Al Capone's attempts to profit from the market in bootleg liquor.

The series features Tom Amandes as Eliot Ness and William Forsythe as Al Capone, and was based on the 1959 series and 1987 film of the same name.[1]

Synopsis[edit]

As in the 1987 film version, Ness is depicted as an agent of the US Treasury Department, though, in real life, at the time of the Capone investigation, the Bureau of Prohibition, Ness' employer, was part of the Department of Justice.

Not as successful as the original 1959 series starring Robert Stack, this series only lasted two seasons. Series star Tom Amandes would later guest star on cast member David James Elliots long running military legal drama JAG.

Cast and characters[edit]

Actor Character
Tom Amandes Agent Eliot Ness
William Forsythe Al Capone
John Rhys-Davies Agent Michael Malone
Paul Regina Frank Nitti
David James Elliott Agent Paul Robbins
John Haymes Newton Agent Tony Pagano
Michael Horse Agent George Steelman

Episodes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Untouchable Then and Now". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-10-25. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Tucker, Kenneth. Eliot Ness and the Untouchables: The Historical Reality and the Film and Television Depictions. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, 2000. ISBN 0-7864-0772-7

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