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Above the Law (1988)

Director:
Andrew Davis
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Action/Thriller
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Nico
RUNNING TIME
99 minutes
Producer:
Steven Segal
Andrew Davis
Screenwriter:
Steven Pressfield
Andrew Davis
Ronald Shusett


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Sergeant Nicolo 'Nico' Toscani Steven Seagal
Detective Delores 'Jacks' Jackson Pam Grier
CIA Agent Kurt Zagon Henry Silva
Detective Lukich Ron Dean -
Sara Toscani Sharon Stone -
Man In Bar Michael Rooker -
Thug In Bar John C. Reilly -

 

Review

Steven Seagal is pure raw material in this, the first of many co-production between him and Andrew Davis. Fresh from his diverse background in martial arts, Japanese culture and various American regions and ways of life, Seagal displays a sensitivity to his machismo which gives an otherwise fairly standard wild-cop-and-wilder-bad-guys script an edge and a heart. And in addition to Seagal's accomplished performance, the charismatic Pam Grier and Henry Silva are vivacious if overly stereotypical by his side. Seagal and Davis followed up with Under Siege three years later.

Copyright 06.12.2021 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang
(previously unpublished review written in 2014)

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