Friday, August 24, 2018

Ten-part series, The Untrumpables, set to air on November 6th

NY Times columnist Gail Collins thinks The White House needs a rewrite in her op-ed Lights, Camera, Trump!. (h/t Sherry Moreau)

In that spirit I suggest a remake of 1987 film The Untouchables, retitled The Untrumpables.


The original cast starred Kevin Costner as Eliot Ness and Robert De Niro as Al Capone. In the remake:

Robert Mueller as Eliot Ness(br> Rod Rosenstein as Sharpshooter George Stone
Donald Trump as Al Capone
Rudy Giuliani as Capone’s henchman Frank Nitti
Michael Cohen as Capone’s gunman
Allen Weisselberg (Trump Organization CFO) as “The Accountant”


In the original film, in one of the most spellbinding scenes, Ness and Stone learn of the arrival of Capone’s accountant on the midnight train. The original was shot in Chicago’s Union Station. Ness and Stone battle Capone’s gunmen and secure The Accountant whose eventual testimony brings down Capone.

In the remake, the heart pounding scene is set in the lobby of the Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building. Ness and Stone, using weapons of the rule of law, confront and successfully defend against Capone’s gunman. Ness then prosecutes and indicts Capone. The Accountant cuts a deal with Ness for immunity and takes the stand at Capone’s trial where he follows the money. Capone is then convicted of lies called “tweets” and is forced to vacate his mansion. Members of Capone’s mafia-like “family” are forced to leave the mansion and are refused press coverage forever. Nitti, Capone’s legal hit-man, is banished from the airwaves and disappears from public view. Capone’s gunman cops a plea but gets jailed anyway. The movie ends with Capone, headed for prison, calling Ness “the worst prosecutor ever”, the trial a “witch hunt”, and his sentence “so unfair.”

For more on the original movie, TheUntouchables, see the review.

For a listing of the real Untrumpables assembled by Mueller, see this list from

Oh yes, about that 10-part series in November? Just kidding. The drama of this administration might be over by then.

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