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Brian De Palma took the idea of the The Untouchables train station scene from the Russian movie Bronenosets Potemkin. The sailors who get caught in the crossfire in this movie are a tribute to Potemkin.

When Ness and the bailiff remove Frank Nitti from the courtroom, on account of Nitti wearing a concealed firearm, Nitti produces a permit in the form of a carte blanche (please extend to the holder of this card, Frank Nitti, all courtesies) signed by Chicago Mayor William Thompson the Mayor. The Untouchables is a 1987 crime film by Brian De Palma starring Kevin Costner as Eliot Ness, Sean Connery as Jim Malone, Robert De Niro as Al Capone, Charles Martin Smith as Oscar Wallace & Andy García as George Stone.

The Untouchables


The Untouchables


According to The Untouchables director Brian De Palma, it was Sir Sean Connery’s idea to film the “blood oath” scene between Ness and Malone in a Catholic church. Originally, it was going to take place on the street (in the same scene that follows the church scene). Connery felt that a church would be the only “safe” place in Chicago where the two characters would make such a commitment to fight Capone.

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