Director: Brian De Palma
Cast: Kevin Costner, Andy Garcia, Charles Martin Smith, Patricia Clarkson with Robert De Niro and Sean Connery
Plot: When Federal agent, Eliot Ness (Costner) realises his case against crime lord, Al Capone (De Niro) is going nowhere, he assembles a team of cops prepared to go outside the law to catch him.
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Final Verdict: Simply put, they don’t make films like this anymore. De Palma understands the characters, the tone and the genre so well, it all works together to make a powerful masterpiece.