Frank Nitti's hat in this pilot episode is a Fedora but during the regular season it changes to a Bowler, his actual trademark hat.
Eliot Ness is seen kissing a woman and crying in this episode, but this pilot is the only episode of the entire show run where he does.
Goof: When Guzik is shot by Brandy he grabs his left side. Yet in the next shot when he pleads with the Untouchables not to shoot him, he is holding his right side.
Rico appears briefly in this episode although actor Nick Georgiade is unbilled in the end credits.
Historical Goof: This episode takes place in 1930. Actor Jack Lord's character makes the statement that a crook got sent to Alcatraz only Alcatraz was still a military prison in 1930 and would not open to civilian prisoners until 1934.
This episode is historically accurate in one respect: the real Bugs Moran did quite a bit of labor union racketeering. Moran's success in this field prompted the Capone Mob to begin doing the same thing.
Goof: George "Blackie" Anderson is listed as George "Red" Anderson in the end credits.
Goof: The city of Richmond is not located in Richmond County, Virginia, as portrayed in this episode.
Goof: The gang is seen reading a Philadelphia newspaper in one scene even though the episode is set in Richmond. Philadelphia is nowhere close to Richmond.
Continuity: When Legenza is firing his gun at Willie Weinberg from the car he's in, his last two shots aren't even close to Willie's body, probably because even blanks can injure stunt men.
When Judge Zabo gets run down by a car, it's quite obvious that what got run over was a theatrical dummy and not a real person.
Joi Lansing's character is billed as Georgina Jones in the credits but Joe Bucco refers to her as "Francie" in the dialogue.
Even though it's stated in the ending narration that former Capone lieutenant Luigi Renaldo was sentenced to prison and was sent to Alcatraz, this would not have been the case in real life as the government took special care to send convicted associates of Capone to other Federal prisons besides Alcatraz and earlier Atlanta.
Timeline Goof: This story takes place in the summer of 1931. Eliot Ness tells District Attorney Beecher Asbury that he has to take rookie agent Cam Allison with him to St. Louis because all his other agents are tied up on the Arnold Rothstein case. In actuality, the real Rothstein was murdered in 1928.
The characters of Eddie Runkel, Big Tim Harrington, and Rita Rocco are billed as Eddie Runge, Tim Hogan, and Rita Russo in the ending credits of the episode.
Agent Martin Flaherty has been transferred to head the Cleveland division of the Prohibition Bureau.
This is the only episode where we see the inside of Eliot Ness's house. In Season Three's Downfall he is residing in an apartment.
End Credits Goof: Theona Bryant is incorrectly listed as Theora Bryant.
Unless you count Rico pretending to make out with that policewoman decoy in The Underground Court, this episode marks the only time that an Untouchable kissed a woman in the series when Cam Allison kisses Hazel Stanley in her apartment. It's even inferred in some of the later dialogue that he spent the night there.