The Untouchables
The Untouchables DVD - 2000 | Widescreen version

"Batter up!!"

Seriously, folks! - I can't seem to make up my mind which actors' character portrayal in "The Untouchables" annoyed me the most.

But, it was definitely a 50/50 toss-up between the likes of that smirking braggart, Robert De Niro, and his despicable "Al Capone" stand-up comedy schtick. - (or) - That gutless, Kevin Costner, and his goodie-2-shoes "Elliot Ness" with his sappy "Ward & June Cleaver" family life (thrown in for good measure).

Anyway - This $25 million period Crime-Drama (from 1987) certainly had both its good points, as well as its not-so-good points, too.

Set in a crime-riddled Chicago (1930) during Prohibition - I thought that some of the excellent outdoor location shooting and the wonderful vintage cars were a real welcome asset to this somewhat heavy-handed "Brian De Palma" production.

But, on the other side of the coin - I rank the painfully prolonged "baby carriage" scene as being one of the stupidest moments of ridiculously sustained drama ever recorded onto celluloid. Ever.

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