Continuity mistake: When Ness is "escorting" Nitti off the roof of the courthouse, watch the proximity of the two to the rooftop door. When the camera cuts from the edge of the roof to Nitti and Ness and then back to the edge of the roof, you can see that they went from close to the rooftop door to really far away from it.
After Nitti shoots down Malone in his own home, Ness and Stone follow Malone's last words and pursue Capone's bookkeeper to Union Station. Following a bloody shootout, the bookkeeper surrenders to Ness, giving them enough information to put Capone on trial for income tax evasion. Ness confronts Nitti in the middle of the trial; after a rooftop chase, Nitti brashly admits that he killed Malone and Ness pushes Nitti off the roof to his death. A list in Nitti's possession reveals that Capone (Robert De Niro) had the jury bribed, so Ness intimidates the judge into switching juries. When Capone's lawyers realize that the new jury hasn't been bribed, they change Capone's plea to "guilty"; Capone goes to jail. Ness closes up his office and returns to his family.
Jimmy Malone: He pulls a knife, you pull a gun. He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue. That's the Chicago way!
Question: How accurate is the portrayal of the Untouchables, when it comes to names and numbers? Were there actually only four of them? Do Garcia, Connery and Smith play actual people or fictive ones?
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