The movie “The Untouchables” turns 25 this week (it was released on June 3, 1987), but it seems to have never gone away. Based on legendary G-man Eliot Ness’ memoir of his battle against Al Capone (which had also inspired a TV series of the same name), the film made stars of Kevin Costner and Andy Garcia, and garnered an Oscar for Sean Connery. Indeed, Connery’s performance as a cop who explains to Costner’s rule-bound Ness “the Chicago way” of no-holds-barred street-fighting, seems to come up as a reference point whenever observers of President Obama (especially his opponents) describe his Chicago-bred political tactics.
In the quarter century since the film’s release, some of those who made the crime drama have seen their careers flourish, while others seem to have vanished into the witness protection program. Read on to learn what became of the stars and filmmakers behind “The Untouchables.”