Nov. 11, 2022

#69 - "The Untouchables" (1987) with Nicholas Pepin from "Pop Culture Roulette" Podcast

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1930. Prohibition has transformed Chicago into a City at War. Rival gangs compete for control of the city’s billion dollar empire of illegal alcohol, enforcing their will with the hand grenade and the tommy gun. It is the time of the Ganglords. It is the time of Al Capone. And now its time for Tim Williams and guest co-host Nicholas Pepin, from "Pop Culture Roulette" Podcast to discuss “The Untouchables” from 1987 on this episode of the 80’s Flick Flashback Podcast!

Here are some additional behind the scenes trivia we were unable to cover in this episode:

  • Despite his Oscar win for this movie, there was some amount of criticism directed at Sean Connery for playing an Irish-American cop while using his native Scottish accent. Andy Garcia is a Cuban, portraying an Italian, who's passing himself off as a non-Italian American.
  • There was originally a different ending for the movie. It was to have been a scene with the camera shooting a close-up of Robert De Niro's face as it is being warmed up for a shave. Then, the camera would have pulled up while still focused on Capone to show the audience that he has reporters around him, much like the opening scene of the movie, but this time, he is in his jail cell.


Wikipedia, IMDB, Rotten Tomatoes, Box Office Mojo

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