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Action star Steven Seagal crosses Rip Van Winkle with Clint Eastwood in this belabored revenge odyssey. Seagal plays L.A. Detective Mason Storm and, over the opening credits, Storm is seen busily eavesdropping on crooked politician Vernon Trent (William Sadler). Once he has the goods on Trent, Storm phones his partner Kevin O'Malley (Frederick Coffin) to report on his progress. Unfortunately, crooked cops in the same room pick up the extension phone and listen in, thereby dooming Storm. Soon killers show up at Storm's home and blow away Storm's wife Felicia (Bonnie Burroughs) and their young son. Storm himself is also assumed dead, but when he is taken to the hospital, he lapses into a coma. O'Malley spirits him away, and everyone else, for all intents and purposes, thinks Storm has died. Seven years later, under the tutelage of incredibly beautiful nurse Andy Stewart (Kelly LeBrock), Storm rises from his coma and plots his revenge. With the able assistance of Andy, Storm heads off on a killing spree, becoming (as one character describes him), "the most unstoppable sonuvabitch I ever met."
first saw this movie when I was 5 & its still hot today! like I said classic Seagal
Kinda grows on ya..?
Well, I'd say "Above The Law," which iTunes has yet to secure is the best of Seagal's vehicles. But, this one, which seems to be on cable TV about every other month has it's moments. Those moments being the fight scenes, NOT those irritating times in between when "acting" is going on. That said, he's done some great fight scenes over the years. Mainly in his first 4 or 5 films. Steven, if you're reading this, drop 40 or 50lbs., lose the long coats that hide the gut and get back to less contrived "plots," and do what you did best - dispatching thugs on the streets and in bars and pool halls. And please - no more extreme closeup, slow-motion stuff. We Aikido buffs want our fights un-watered down. Also: it's NEVER too late to enroll yourself in acting classes and work just as hard for that as you obviously have the martial arts. I'm just sayin'...
My personal favorite!