Watch The Untouchables

  • 1987
  • 119 Mins
  • IMDb
  • MPA Maturity Rating Motion Picture Association Maturity Rating: R
  • BBFC Maturity Rating British Board of Film Classification Maturity Rating: 15
  • Maturity Rating 16+

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MPAA Reason
-

BBFC Reason
Contains strong violence and strong language

Maturity Rating Reason
-

Genres
Crime, Drama, History, Thriller,

SubGenres

Keywords
chicago, usa, prohibition era, baseball bat, white suit, al capone, tough cop, treasury agent, untouchable, tax evasion, jury tampering, 1930s,

Synopsis

Young Treasury Agent Elliot Ness arrives in Chicago and is determined to take down Al Capone, but it's not going to be easy because Capone has the police in his pocket. Ness meets Jimmy Malone, a veteran patrolman and probably the most honorable one on the force. He asks Malone to help him get Capone, but Malone warns him that if he goes after Capone, he is going to war.


BBFC Ratings info
During the era of Prohibition in the United States, Federal Agent Eliot Ness sets out to stop ruthless Chicago gangster Al Capone and, because of rampant corruption, assembles a small, hand-picked team to help him. The Untouchables is a 1987 US crime drama set in Prohibition era Chicago, in which Treasury officer Elliot Ness assembles a hand-picked team of trustworthy men to bring down Al Capone. Violence: There are several scenes of bloody violence, including one in which a man is beaten to death with a baseball bat. There are numerous shootings, which are accompanied by large sprays of blood and occasional gore. Sight of the aftermath of violent deaths also shows bodies lying in pools of blood or with graphic head injuries. Language: There are several uses of strong language ('f**k'), alongside milder terms including 'shit' and 'son of a bitch'. One character occasionally uses discriminatory terms, such as 'wop' or 'dago', to describe people he meets. However, this reflects the period in which the film is set and the film as a whole does not endorse such discriminatory attitudes. In keeping with the period setting of 1930s America some characters are occasionally seen to smoke cigarettes or cigars.

Sex & Nudity
none
Sex & Nudity Reason
A few quick kisses on the lips. A kiss in background. A rather large nude painting behind De Niro at his place in one of the scenes, near the ceiling.

Violence & Gore
severe
Violence & Gore Reason
(Warning): Graphic and severe. A man gets shot and blood splatters all over the window. Several men are shot by submachine guns.(some blood) A gangster beats a man to death with a baseball bat, and a pool of blood is shown around his head, with his head bloody A briefcase bomb explodes in a bar. Everybody dies, including a very young girl holding the briefcase. There is no gore but it could be upsetting to sensitive viewers. A shootout happens in a train station stairwell. Most of the people have bloody deaths (like blood splattering). One of the main characters is shot repeatedly(blood splatters once). You later see him crawling along the floor, and there is a lot of blood on the floor. He later dies. A gangster shoots two in the head inside an elevator (blood splatters), then their bodies are shown with the word (touchable) written in blood inside the elevator. A man gets pushed off of a building and falls into a car,his body is later shown and his head is bloody (graphic)

Profanity
moderate
Profanity Reason
14 uses of the F-Word (most of the uses are used in one scene, but the first use of the word is about an hour into the film) 4 uses of shit (as well as 3 uses of bullshit) 3 uses of Goddamn 2 uses of damn 8 uses of Hell 2 uses of bastard 5 uses of son of a bitch

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking
mild
Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking Reason
Liquor seeps out of a barrel that is riddled with bullets following a gunfight and a federal agent takes a sneaky drink. No drugs. The film is based on Capone's illegal alcohol business (though little drinking is shown). Several people smoke.

Frightening & Intense Scenes
moderate
Frightening & Intense Scenes Reason
A man is beaten with a bat at a dinner party, not very graphic but it is very disturbing and intense. Rated R for strong bloody violence, and language. The baseball bat scene's intense. A young girl dies in a bomb attack, which may be upsetting for some. There is a scene where a few men fight on a staircase with guns, one of them chases a run away stroller with a baby in it while in a gun fight, some bullets hit the stroller but in the end the baby is fine and unharmed. But some of the victims turn out with very bloody deaths. The film's generally more exciting than frightening, especially the fight in the train station which is very thrilling.

Studio
Paramount,

Countrie
United States of America,

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Audio
English

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