Kevin Costner is government agent Eliot Ness, charged with taking down Chicago crime boss Al Capone (Robert De Niro), who has the whole city seemingly under control, freely selling alcohol despite Prohibition. Ness must enlist a group of agents not already corrupted by Capone's influence, including Irish American officer Jimmy Malone (Sean Connery) and Italian American trainee George Stone (Andy Garcia). They try to strong-arm Capone, and make a bit of progress, but when Capone strikes back, some of Ness' crew are killed. They do finally get him, though it would appear that he might make it out of the trial unscathed since he bribed and threatened the jury. Ness finds out and takes steps to make sure there's a new jury. A conviction is all but inevitable.
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