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Brian De Palma took the idea of the 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 with Kevin Costner & Sean Connery
The Untouchables in 1987 with Sean Connery & Kevin Costner


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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