The Untouchables Kevin Costner .... Eliot Ness Sean Connery .... Jim Malone Charles Martin Smith.... Agent Oscar Wallace Andy Garcia .... Agent George Stone/Giuseppe Petri Robert DeNiro .... Al Capone Richard Bradford .... Police Chief Mike Dorsett Jack Kehoe .... Walter Payne Brad Sullivan .... George Bill Drago .... Frank Nitti AL CAPONE. He ruled Chicago with absolute power. No one could touch him. No one could stop him. - Until Eliot Ness and a small force of men swore they'd bring him down. The Untouchables" is the story of Elliot Ness who tries to bring down Chicago Mob boss Al Capone during the late-1920s. Illegal liquor smuggling and other much more serious crimes are running amok and corruption is all over. Ness realizes very fast that he must hand-pick his own men to bring Capone down for good. Thus he enlists the help of a young cop from the academy George Stone, a wimpy book-keeper Agent Wallace, and a hard-nosed Irish beat cop, Jim Malone. Together they slowly start to peel through the multiple layers of protection to get Capone for good. It seems that the fact that Capone has been lax in paying his income taxes, which could be his ultimate downfall. YOUR ASSIGNMENT is to analyze the movie, events, and characters. America was changing rapidly during the 1920’s and early 30’s. Prohibition, along with new culture clashes and rebellions made America a wild and crazy during it’s “hey day.” This decade saw dramatic changes. What changes do you see are bad? What kind of corruption do you see in the film? Overall, you will probably find more negative changes due to organized crime and the illegal liquor game that spread throughout American cities and towns. Your assignment is to write a reflection that contains FIVE specific examples of corruption in the film as well as your text book, Internet, etc. about how prohibition led to negative change. Be sure to respond to the questions above. This is to be turned in the following day. Be specific and use characters from the film and well as what you have learned about the 1920’s and change in America.
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