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‘Scarface and the Untouchable’ TV Series About Al Capone and Eliot Ness in the Works at Showtime

The story of Al Capone and Eliot Ness will be dramatized yet again, this time for the Showtime series Scarface and the Untouchable. The series is based on the non-fiction book by Max Allen Collins and A. Brad Schwartz, and “chronicles the lives of gangster Al Capone and his lawman nemesis, Eliot Ness in Prohibition-era Chicago.” The tale of Capone and Ness has been told before in multiple forms of media, including the Untouchables TV series which in turn inspired Brian De Palma’s stylish, very ...
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Scarface and the Untouchable Showtime Series Adaptation in Development

(Photo by PhotoQuest/Getty Images & Walt Disney Television via Getty Images) Based on the nonfiction book Scarface and the Untouchable by Max Allen Collins and A. Brad Schwartz, a series adaptation is in development at Showtime from Emmy nominee Alex Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout production company (The Mummy, Star Trek: Discovery) and writer Ben Jacoby (Newsflash, Flash Boys), according to Deadline. The series centers on the “epic, years-long battle between Al Capone and Eliot Ness, who clashed on...
Tags: TV, Movies, Drama, Documentary, White House, Chicago, Showtime, TV News, Robert De Niro, Sean Connery, Kevin Costner, Brian De Palma, Brad Schwartz, Michael C Hall, South Side, Eliot Ness


A guy, a beer and a giant tip

With restaurants and bars closing due to Covid-19, some going the carry-out-only route and others shutting their doors altogether, helping these people and places becomes that much more vital to our communities. In Cleveland, Ohio a patron ordered one beer at a bar, which cost him $7.02. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Ap, Beer, Bar, Cleveland, Tip, CLEVELAND Ohio, Eliot Ness, Edmund Fitzgerald, 3K, Brendan Ring, Covid Shutdown, Nighttown


I visited the new American Express Centurion Lounge at JFK airport and saw why a $550 annual cardholder fee is worth it – see inside

The American Express Centurion Lounge at JFK Airport opened to guests on Friday. Thomas Pallini/Business Insider American Express just opened the first Centurion Lounge at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport.  The 12th Centurion Lounge in the US offers JFK passengers complimentary hot food and alcoholic beverages before departure, in addition to wellness offerings and the first airport speakeasy bar. Amex Platinum and Centurion cardholders, as well as Delta Air Lines Amex Rese...
Tags: Transportation, New York, Air Travel, New York City, US, Trends, Features, Flying, Manhattan, American Express, Aviation, John, Jfk, Amex, Jfk Airport, Delta Air Lines


True-crime serial-killer tours

There’s something undeniably interesting about serial killers and true-crime stories. Just look at all the podcasts, books, and documentaries out there detailing everything about the people who do the unthinkable. It may seem twisted to some, but no true-crime experience tops actually going to the locations where they happened. To meet the unlikely demand for the macabre, there are serial killer tours across the country and abroad that satisfy every dark curiosity you could have about people ...
Tags: Travel, London, Colorado, California, Boston, Milwaukee, America, San Francisco, Events, Fbi, Netflix, Harvard, Broadway, Charles Manson, True Crime, Cleveland


Soundtrack Review: Timeless

Timeless Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the television score Timeless by Robert Duncan. Buy the score here (if available) At a glance: Geek Score: 90.8 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 37.3 Album Excellence: 58.2% How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? Timeless is a 2016 American science fiction time travel drama television series created by Eric Kripke & Shawn Ryan and starring Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter & Malcolm Barrett. When a group with nefarious intent...
Tags: Music, TV, Chicago, 2016, Lucy, 10s, Varese Sarabande, Duncan, Flynn, Rufus, Katherine Johnson, Alamo, Eliot Ness, Al Capone, Wyatt, Robert Duncan


IRS criminal agents had another good year

Elmer Irey headed the Internal Revenue Bureau's Intelligence Unit in the 1930s. It was under Irey's direction that evidence was gathered leading to the conviction of Al Capone for failure to pay his income tax. Read more about Irey and Capone at The Mob Museum. I'm a big sports fan. But sometimes I need a break. So in my channel flipping today to find something other than the Olympics, soccer/futbol, NHL hockey and part 1 of NASCAR's 83-step Daytona 500 qualifying process, I ran across on...
Tags: Taxes, Washington, Chicago, Switzerland, Treasury, James Bond, Uzbekistan, NHL, Department Of Justice, Nascar, Irs, Sean Connery, Ttb, Kevin Costner, Fort, Internal Revenue Service


IRS criminal agents had another good year

Elmer Irey headed the Internal Revenue Bureau's Intelligence Unit in the 1930s. It was under Irey's direction that evidence was gathered leading to the conviction of Al Capone for failure to pay his income tax. Read more about Irey and Capone at The Mob Museum. I'm a big sports fan. But sometimes I need a break. So in my channel flipping today to find something other than the Olympics, soccer/futbol, NHL hockey and part 1 of NASCAR's 83-step Daytona 500 qualifying process, I ran across on...
Tags: Washington, Marketing, Chicago, Switzerland, Treasury, James Bond, Uzbekistan, NHL, Department Of Justice, Nascar, Irs, Sean Connery, Ttb, Kevin Costner, Fort, Internal Revenue Service


Pope Francis, After Criticism, Sends Sex Crimes Investigator to Chile

Days after defending a Chilean bishop accused of covering up abuse, Pope Francis decided to send the Vatican’s Eliot Ness to investigate.
Tags: News, Chile, Pope Francis, Vatican, Sex Crimes, Francis, Priests, Eliot Ness, Roman Catholic Church, Msgr. Juan de La Cruz Barros Madrid, Archbishop Charles Scicluna


No Fixed Abode: Why Be a Wacker?

It’s one of the great scenes in modern cinema: Kevin Costner as Eliot Ness and Sean Connery as Malone, the beat cop who requires no proof of Eliot’s claim to be a Treasury Agent because, “Who would claim to be that, who was not?” Yet there are people who falsely claim to be police, for various […] The post No Fixed Abode: Why Be a Wacker? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Police, Law Enforcement, Treasury, Autos, Sean Connery, Kevin Costner, Malone, Eliot Ness, Eliot, No Fixed Abode, Cop Cars, Driving Courtesy


Notable crime fighting comments by Deputy AG Rosenstein in Chicago

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein delivered this lengthy speech at an awards dinner in Chicago on Thursday evening, and it included a number of interesting passages about crime fighting. I recommend the speech in full, and here are a few passages I thought especially worth highlighting: In the first few decades after its creation in 1919, the Chicago Crime Commission battled bootleggers, gangs, and public corruption. It famously named Al Capone as Public Enemy Number One, which inspired th...
Tags: Law, Fbi, Chicago, John Adams, Johnson, Baltimore, Chicago Police Department, Robert Kennedy, Eliot Ness, AG, Al Capone, Capone, Ashcroft, John Ashcroft, Douglas A Berman, Rod Rosenstein


Seeing Double: ‘Dragnet’ vs ‘The Untouchables’ on Their 30th Anniversary

(Welcome to Seeing Double, a series where two strangely similar films released around the same time are put head-to-head. This week: 1987’s Dragnet and 1987’s The Untouchables.) Hollywood is a land of mystery. Who killed the Black Dahlia? Was Marisa Tomei the real winner of 1993’s Best Supporting Actress Oscar? Why is Jai Courtney still a thing? One of the less salacious and controversial mysteries to come out of Hollywood though involves the occasional appearance of “movie doubles” – films fro...
Tags: Comedy, Hollywood, Movies, Los Angeles, Features, Tom Hanks, Roger Ebert, Thriller, New York Times, Robert De Niro, David Mamet, Paramount, Bob Hoskins, Dante, Sean Connery, Joe


"I am really, really good looking. You look good, too. You’re a tall drink of water. Like a giraffe crossed with Eliot Ness."

"What are you, 6-foot-8, 6-foot-9? Central casting. But don’t let your head get too big. Don’t be a showboat. Don’t be a grandstander. That’s my shtick. Do you play golf? How far do you drive? Trump hits it strong and long — 285 yards. Have some salad. We got you creamy vinaigrette. I always do Thousand Island...."Maureen Dowd has the "tapes" of the Trump-Comey dinner. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Trump, Height, Maureen Dowd, Eliot Ness, Comey, Ann Althouse, President Trump, Trump Comey


‘Torso’ Movie Lines Up Director Paul Greengrass

Paramount is hoping director Paul Greengrass and screenwriter Brian Helgeland – a terrific combo – can launch an Eliot Ness trilogy. The studio wants the Jason Bourne director and L.A. Confidential screenwriter to make another film about Ness, the man who led the Untouchables and helped bring down Al Capone. Greengrass’ film, titled Torso, is based on Brian Michael Bendis and Marc Andreyko‘s graphic novel of the same name and follows Ness as he searches for the Torso killer. Here’s everything w...
Tags: Movies, Chicago, Paul-Greengrass, Cleveland, Paramount Pictures, Paramount, True Story, Toro, Brian Michael Bendis, Eliot Ness, Ness, Al Capone, Jason Bourne, Greengrass, Comic Book/Superhero, Elliot Ness


Paul Greengrass to Direct Eliot Ness Film for Paramount

Paul Greengrass has come on board to direct the Eliot Ness film, aptly titled “Ness,” for Paramount. Brian Helgeland wrote the original screenplay based on Brian Michael Bendis and Marc Andreyko’s graphic novel “Torso.” U.S. Treasury Department agent Eliot Ness becomes a public safety officer in Cleveland where he assembles a team of retired cops... Read more »
Tags: News, Film, Paul Greengrass, Cleveland, Brian Michael Bendis, Eliot Ness, Ness, Direct Eliot Ness Film for Paramount, Helgeland, Marc Andreyko, Torso U S Treasury Department


Oscars, tax breaks and best tax-themed films

When the Academy Awards are handed out Sunday, Feb. 26, it's a good bet that most of the films already were tax winners. They used special tax breaks to help offset their sometimes enormous production costs. As of Jan. 1, all those credits will come from states. End of the federal film tax break: The only federal tax incentive designed specifically to keep film and television production in the United States ended when 2017 arrived. It was part of a group of extenders — temporary tax breaks th...
Tags: Hollywood, Texas, Taxes, Maryland, Congress, Washington, Debbie Reynolds, United States, Robert De Niro, Vancouver, Morgan Freeman, George Clooney, Louisiana, Hitler, Emma Thompson, Pixar


Oscars, tax breaks and best tax-themed films

When the Academy Awards are handed out Sunday, Feb. 26, it's a good bet that most of the films already were tax winners. They used special tax breaks to help offset their sometimes enormous production costs. As of Jan. 1, all those credits will come from states. End of the federal film tax break: The only federal tax incentive designed specifically to keep film and television production in the United States ended when 2017 arrived. It was part of a group of extenders — temporary tax breaks th...
Tags: Hollywood, Texas, Maryland, Congress, Washington, Marketing, Debbie Reynolds, United States, Robert De Niro, Vancouver, Morgan Freeman, George Clooney, Louisiana, Hitler, Emma Thompson, Pixar


Which ‘Supernatural’ Actor Has Been Cast In NBC Series ‘Timeless’? CW Actor To Play Eliot Ness

NBC’s time-travelling series “Timeless” is having a “Supernatural” reunion. Soon after Jim Beaver was cast in the role of NSA Agent Neville for multiple episodes, another CW actor is heading to the show.
Tags: News, Nbc, Nsa, Cw, Neville, Eliot Ness


‘Supernatural’ Reunion Staged on NBC’s ‘Timeless’ With Guest Star Misha Collins

“Timeless” is staging a reunion between “Supernatural” star Misha Collins and creator Eric Kripke. Collins is set to guest star on an upcoming episode of the NBC action-adventure drama, which will air on Feb. 13 at 10 p.m. He will portray historical figure Eliot Ness. In the episode, titled “Public Enemy No. 1,” when Flynn (Goran Višnjić)... Read more »
Tags: TV, News, Nbc, Supernatural, Eliot Ness, Timeless, Misha Collins


Fun Fact: Clarice Starling Isn't Real

I don’t always take requests, but when the need is so great, I act.  Someone should tell @TheFix that Eliot Ness worked for Treasury, Clarice Starling was fictional and J. Edgar Hoover was J. Edgar Hoover. pic.twitter.com/prvnO71ZZF— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) November 3, 2016 Will do. Hi, Chris Cillizza! Quick thing: Eliot Ness was an investigator for the U.S. Department of Treasury who worked with the Bureau of Prohibition in Chicago. He never worked with the FBI. Clarice Starling also nev...
Tags: News, Julianne Moore, Fbi, Chicago, Huffington Post, Chris, Fox Mulder, Dana Scully, Jodie Foster, Jason Linkins, Alexander Hamilton, U S Army, J Edgar Hoover, Eliot Ness, U S Department of Treasury, Clarice Starling


Al Capone convicted of tax evasion on Oct. 17, 1931

Eighty-five years ago today -- Oct. 17, 1931 -- a federal jury in Chicago convicted gangster Al "Scarface" Capone of tax evasion. He was sentenced to 11 years in prison, ultimately ending up in fabled Alcatraz. Al Capone's U.S. Department of Justice mug shot, taken four months before his tax eviction conviction on Oct. 17, 1931. Keep that in mind if you're thinking of blowing off today's extended filing deadline for getting your 2015 tax return to the Internal Revenue Service. All these ye...
Tags: Books, Taxes, Chicago, Treasury, Pop Culture, Public Enemy, Tax Evasion, Irs, Scarface, Alcatraz, Gordon, Eliot Ness, Tommy, Al Capone, Capone, Murder Inc


Al Capone convicted of tax evasion on Oct. 17, 1931

Eighty-five years ago today -- Oct. 17, 1931 -- a federal jury in Chicago convicted gangster Al "Scarface" Capone of tax evasion. He was sentenced to 11 years in prison, ultimately ending up in fabled Alcatraz. Al Capone's U.S. Department of Justice mug shot, taken four months before his tax eviction conviction on Oct. 17, 1931. Keep that in mind if you're thinking of blowing off today's extended filing deadline for getting your 2015 tax return to the Internal Revenue Service. All these ye...
Tags: Books, Taxes, Marketing, Chicago, Treasury, Pop Culture, Public Enemy, Tax Evasion, Irs, Scarface, Alcatraz, Gordon, Eliot Ness, Tommy, Al Capone, Capone


Hillary Clinton and the Need for “The Untouchables”

In the movie The Untouchables, FBI prohibition officer Eliot Ness played by Kevin Costner had to form an autonomous squad of agents who could pursue Al Capone without risk of being corrupted. This dramatized retelling of real events highlights a time in law enforcement history when such things were required, but we’re well beyond the need for such a task force today, right? In a world with the Clintons, “untouchables” are exactly who we need. This is not going to be a conspiracy theory articl...
Tags: Politics, Featured, Loretta Lynch, Seo, Cnn, Fbi, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Election 2016, Bill, Benghazi, Hillary, Justice Department, Clinton, James Comey, Kevin Costner


Who Almost Played Eliot Ness In The Untouchables

Movie casting is much more art than science. Hollywood is full of stories about actors who very nearly took on iconic roles. This one, however, could have changed much more than one movie.
Tags: Hollywood, Religion, Eliot Ness


Blues & Bullets Second Episode Arrived Today on Xbox One

Developed by A Crowd of Monsters for Xbox One and PC, Blues & Bullets is an episodic noir story in which you play as Eliot Ness, the infamous detective that headed "The Untouchables" in an alternative future, where despite his attempts to return to a normal life, he's forced right back into the field to investigate strange murders that have been occurring.
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Blues & Bullets Second Episode Arrived Today

Developed by A Crowd of Monsters for Xbox One and PC, Blues & Bullets is an episodic noir story in which you play as Eliot Ness, the infamous detective that headed "The Untouchables" in an alternative future, where despite his attempts to return to a normal life, he's forced right back into the field to investigate strange murders that have been occurring.
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Feds keep close eye on excise tax

Certain readers will recall a 1960s TV series called "The Untouchables" featuring a Prohibition agent in Chicago named Eliot Ness. Starting in the late 1920s, Ness, under the aegis of the then-Bureau of Prohibition, was credited with breaking mobster Al Capone's hold on Chicago by destroying Capone's extensive bootlegging network.
Tags: Chicago, Eliot Ness, Al Capone, Capone, Bureau of Prohibition


Sport may need its own Untouchables to root out the bad guys | Sean Ingle

Better oversight and more funding are essential, and the police need to get more involved, but perhaps world sport needs its own team of investigatorsRemember that scene from The Untouchables when Sean Connery tells Kevin Costner’s Eliot Ness how to bring down the bad guys? “You wanna know how to get Capone?” he asks. “They pull a knife, you pull a gun. He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue, that’s how you get Capone. Now do you want to do that? Are you ready t...
Tags: Hollywood, Sport, Cycling, Tennis, Fifa, Drugs in sport, Edinburgh, Athletics, Wada, IAAF, Sean Connery, Kevin Costner, Sean Ingle, Eliot Ness, Capone, Connery


Estate of 'Untouchables' Ness settles old stock fight

The estate of "Untouchables" Prohibition agent Eliot Ness and an Ohio company have settled a legal fight over some long-undiscovered stock that apparently belonged to Ness. Documents filed recently in Miami federal court show the lawsuit is over between bank services company Diebold Inc. and the Ness estate.
Tags: Miami, Ohio, Diebold Inc, Untouchables Ness, Eliot Ness