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)
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
Original network Syndication
Original release 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]


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
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



  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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