After Brian DePalma had successfully resurrected The Untouchables on the big screen with Kevin Costner, Robert DeNiro, & Sean Connery, some wondered if there would be more to the story in the modern era. Five and a half years later, fans got their answer.
The Untouchables was revived in syndication, launching in January 1993, but the closest thing to star power they had was in John Rhys-Davies ("Raiders of the Lost Ark") and William Forsythe ("Dick Tracy"), the latter of whom was cast as Al Capone, picking up for DeNiro. Tom Amandes top-lined as Eliot Ness, filling the gumshoes worn previously by Costner and Robert Stack. Unfortunately, nearly 18 months later, the series was cancelled.
So what went wrong? Too much time had elapsed since the movie hit theatres, and had long since been released on video. Capone was not a regular in the original series, appearing in a 2-part pilot and played by Neville Brand. Christopher Crowe felt it was necessary to include Capone this time around to create more conflict between Capone & Ness, which took away from the direction of the earlier series. Obviously, there wasn't a need for a voice-over narrator a la Walter Winchell, but viewers voted with their remotes.
Co-star David James Elliott would resurface on JAG not long after The Untouchables ended. The series served as a bounce-back vehicle for John Haymes Newton (ex-Superboy), but he wasn't heard from again after cancellation. Actress Hynden Walch is better known to cartoon fans these days (i.e. Teen Titans GO!).
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