The Untouchables (1993 TV series)
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||42 (List of episodes)|
Frederick J. Lyle
|Running time||45–48 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Paramount Television|
|Distributor||CBS Paramount Domestic Television
CBS Television Distribution
|Original run||January 11, 1993– May 22, 1994|
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.
Eliot Ness (Amandes), disgusted with the widespread criminality that Al Capone (Forsythe) has brought to his home town, Chicago, and inspired by the example of his brother-in-law, Alexander Jamie (Patrick Clear), a federal law enforcement officer, becomes a government investigator himself, and puts together a special squad specifically dedicated to putting Capone behind bars.
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's 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
|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|
- "Untouchable Then and Now". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-10-25.
- 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
- The Untouchables at the Internet Movie Database
- The Untouchables at TV.com
- The Untouchables at epguides.com
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