History's Mysteries: The True Story Of The Untouchables DVD
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- Additional Details
- Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: August 24, 1999
Aside from the G-men of Hoover's FBI, they may be the most famous crime fighters in the history of American law enforcement. But despite their notoriety, many people know only one part of the saga of the Untouchables.
HISTORY'S MYSTERIES goes beyond the familiar tales of Capone and his gangsters to unearth the whole story of the Treasury Department task force led by Elliot Ness. Contemporary accounts show how their crusade was followed by the public of the day, while historians offer a view of their achievements seasoned by the passage of time. See how the Untouchables went after labor racketeers and crooked cops as well as Windy City gangsters, and relive their attempts to capture the serial killer known as the Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run.
Learn how the team was put together by Ness from the finest agents of the day, and find out how, in the end, their legend exceeded the reality of what they were able to accomplish.
THE TRUE STORY OF THE UNTOUCHABLES journeys back to Prohibition-era Chicago to tell the complete, gripping tale of the 10 men who were charged with the impossible task of cleaning up the city. They did better than anyone could have imagined.