'The Untouchables' Movie Quiz

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What year was "The Untouchables" released?

Fans flocked to this action-packed period piece when it was released during the first week in June 1987.

Where is the film primarily set?

The film is set in Prohibition-era Chicago, which was known for rampant corruption and some of the most brazen gang activity in U.S. history.

What gangster runs Chicago in "The Untouchables"?

Robert De Niro packed on the pounds to play legendary gangster Al Capone in the film.

Who were the Untouchables?

The Untouchables was a name used to describe a small group of law enforcement agents who were beyond the influence of Al Capone and his bribery and intimidation tactics.

Which of the following was NOT one of the Untouchables?

Walter Payne worked for Al Capone, putting him on the opposite side of the law from the Untouchables.

Who played Eliot Ness in the film?

Costner played treasury agent Ness, who led the Untouchables in their mission to bring down Capone, while Sean Connery played tough cop Jim Malone.

True or false: Frank Nitti was a member of the Untouchables.

Nitti was one of Capone's most brutal henchmen and worked against Ness and company at every turn.

What do Ness and his officers find during a failed raid early in the film?

After Capone and his men are tipped off to the raid, Ness and his crew find only umbrellas in a suspected Capone warehouse.

Who was Mike Dorsett?

Mike Dorsett, played by Richard Bradford, was a corrupt cop firmly under Capone's control.

Where does Jim Malone suggest that Ness look to find new recruits in the fight against Capone?

Malone tells Ness to seek out recruits straight from the police academy, before they've had a chance to fall under Capone's control.

Why is Malone leery about George Stone?

Malone is worried about George Stone's, aka Giuseppe Petri's, loyalties because he is of Italian descent, just like Al Capone.

What is Wallace's job when he is recruited into the Untouchables?

Wallace is a low-key treasury accountant who is brought into the group to explore Capone's finances.

Where do the Untouchables pull their first raid in an attempt to nail Capone?

The group's first raid takes place a at post office where Capone is known to store liquor. While the raid is a success, Capone's henchman at the post office is later killed for failing to stop the raid.

Who came up with the idea of nabbing Capone on tax evasion charges?

It is the quiet accountant Oscar Wallace who finally comes up with a way to punish Al Capone for his crimes.

What do the Untouchables do to convince George to cooperate with authorities?

To convince Capone's bookkeeper to cooperate, Malone shoots a thug — who was actually already dead — through the mouth.

Who kills George and Wallace?

Frank Nitti dresses as a police officer to gun down George and Wallace.

What word is written in blood at George and Wallace's crime scene?

George and Wallace's killer scrawls the word "touchable" on the scene in blood as a warning to the Untouchables.

Where do the Untouchables famously have a shootout with Capone's gang?

Capone's henchmen use bookkeeper Walter Payne as a human shield in a shoot-out with the Untouchables at Union Station.

Who finally kills the infamous Bowtie Man?

Sharp shooter George Stone finally takes out the Bow Tie Man during the shoot-out at Union Station.

What does Ness find in Nitti's pocket during the trial?

During the trial, Ness finds a matchbook with Malone's address on it in Nitti's pocket, which proves that Nitti was Malone's killer.

How does Nitti die?

Nitti meets his maker after Ness pushes him off a roof as vengeance for Malone's murder.

Who does Ness give Malone's St. Jude medallion to at the end of the film?

Ness passes Malone's St. Jude medallion on to George Stone to help protect Stone while he's working the beat.

What does Ness plan to do if Prohibition is repealed?

When reporters ask him what he will do if Prohibition is repealed, Ness replies that he would probably have a drink.

How much did "The Untouchables" make at the box office opening weekend?

The film made just $10 million opening weekend and went on to gross $76 million in the U.S.

True or false: Bob Hoskins got $300,000 NOT to play the role of Al Capone.

The "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" star was offered $300,000 to play the role. When Al Pacino signed on as Al Capone, Hoskins got to keep the money.

How many Academy Awards did "The Untouchables" win?

The film was nominated for four Oscars, but won just one — best supporting actor for Sean Connery.

Who was chosen to play Al Capone in a planned prequel?

The planned prequel, "Capone Rising" starring Nicolas Cage, never really got off the ground.

What happened at Capone's trial in the film?

Thanks to the hard work of Ness and the Untouchables, Capone received an 11-year prison sentence in the film.

True or false: The real-life Al Capone also received an 11-year sentence for tax evasion.

In October 1931, Capone received an 11-year prison sentence and was slapped with a $50,000 fine for his crimes.

True or false: In real life, Malone and Ness worked closely together to nab Capone.

Despite the fact that they both worked to bring down Al Capone, the real Eliot Ness and Jim Malone never actually met.

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