CHARACTER GOES BACK IN TIME, MEETS ELIOT NESS, QUOTES FROM DE PALMA FILM
Last night's episode of CW's Supernatural found one of the main characters, Dean, going back in time (apparently uncontrollably) to 1944, where he meets Eliot Ness. I haven't seen the episode, but according to Hero Complex, "Dean is thrilled to find himself with a fedora and reveals that he’s a huge fan of Brian De Palma’s The Untouchables." TV Fanatic has run a review of the episode, describing some of the nods to De Palma's film:
Of course, Dean really got to shine in his moment of pure bliss when he was transported to 1944 (if only we could all count in our heads like Dean.)
Specifically, Dean's star struck moments of meeting the leader of The Untouchables was pure awesome. It was very cool to see an iconic hero like Eliot Ness gain that Supernatural edge by making him a hunter, and it made perfect sense. It was also great that he was able to reference the fantastic Brian De Palma film, The Untouchables, with lines like "because that is the Chicago way" and punching out the witness because that's what he watched Eliot Ness do in the movie. At the same time, attempting to imitate the film fell flat for Dean, making it even more humorous for his character as he tried to fit in and seem as cool as his counterpart.