“You said you wanted to get Capone. Do you really wanna get him? You see what I’m saying is, what are you prepared to do?” Malone said to Ness.
This film is based upon events around Chicago during the time of Al Capone and Eliot Ness, who took him down.
Here is the basic plot of the film…After building an empire with bootleg alcohol, legendary crime boss Al Capone (Robert De Niro) rules Chicago with an iron fist. Though Prohibition agent Eliot Ness (Kevin Costner) attempts to take Capone down, even his best efforts fail due to widespread corruption within the Windy City’s police force. Recruiting an elite group of lawmen who won’t be swayed by bribes or fear, including Irish-American cop Jimmy Malone (Sean Connery), Ness renews his determination to bring Capone to justice.
The movie had an excellent cast of stars filling the roles of the characters. Eliot Ness was played by Kevin Costner, Al Capone was played by Robert Deniro, Sean Connery played Jim Malone and Andy Garcia played Agent George Stone. A hard hitting film for the hard times in Chicago during the Prohibition era.
The film was directed by Brian De Palma, who also did Snake Eyes, Scarface, Mission Impossible and Bonfire of the Vanities.
The soundtrack was composed by Ennio Morricone, who has done a variety of several films over the years. His short list includes films like The Good, The Bad, The Ugly; Once Upon a Time in the West; A Few Dollars More; Red Sonja; In the Line of Fire and Many More.
You can find the soundtrack on Amazon.
Would you like to hear some clips from the film score?
Al Capone’s Theme
Well that’s all for today. Hope you enjoyed it! Look forward to next week as I bring you The Living Daylights. Happy Listening!