The Untouchables (1993 TV series)

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The Untouchables
Untouchables 1993 title.jpg
GenreCrime drama
Created byChristopher Crowe
StarringTom Amandes
William Forsythe
David James Elliott
ComposerJoel Goldsmith
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes42 (list of episodes)
ProducersTim Iacofano
Frederick J. Lyle
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time45–48 minutes
Production companiesChristopher Crowe Productions
Paramount Television
Original networkSyndication
Original releaseJanuary 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]


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.

Cast and characters[edit]

Actor Character
Tom Amandes Agent Eliot Ness
John Rhys-Davies Agent Michael Malone
Paul Regina Frank Nitti
David James Elliott Agent Paul Robbins
Michael Horse Agent George Steelman
John Haymes Newton Agent Tony Pagano
Hynden Walch Mae Capone
Nancy Everhard Catherine Ness
William Forsythe Al Capone
Shea Farrell Agent Sean Quinlan


SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
118January 11, 1993 (1993-01-11)June 13, 1993 (1993-06-13)
224October 3, 1993 (1993-10-03)May 22, 1994 (1994-05-22)

DVD releases[edit]

Visual Entertainment has released the complete series on DVD in Region 1 on December 27, 2016.[2][3]

The Untouchables was also released on Blu-ray in 2017.[4]

Soundtrack album[edit]

Dragon's Domain Records released a limited edition 2-CD set of Joel Goldsmith's work on the series in 2017, featuring the score from the two-hour pilot film and selections from the episodes "The Seduction of Eliot Ness," "A Man's Home Is His Castle," "Stir Crazy," "Railroaded," the two-parter "Cuba," "Attack on New York," "Mind Games," "The Legacy," "Stadt," "Til Death Do Us Part," and "Death and Taxes: Part 2."[5]


  1. ^ "Untouchable Then and Now". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-10-25.
  2. ^ " – Goodbye". Retrieved 19 May 2019.
  3. ^ "The Untouchables – The Complete Collection #6126". Visual Entertainment Inc. Archived from the original on 23 April 2021. Retrieved 19 May 2019.
  4. ^ "The Untouchables: The Complete Collection Blu-ray". Retrieved 19 May 2019.
  5. ^ "UNTOUCHABLES, THE - Music from the 1993 Television Series by Joel Goldsmith". Retrieved 19 May 2019.

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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