Above the LawClosed Captioning
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Martial arts hero Steven Seagal developed, co-wrote, co-produced, choreographed, and debuted in this thrill ride — a cop film with more attitude, and more plot, than its star had duties on the set. Seagal is Nico Toscani, an Italian immigrant, American patriot, ex-CIA agent, aikido specialist, and unorthodox Chicago policeman. He is as committed to his job as he is to his personalized brand of justice: expert and thorough bone-crushing. When the FBI orders his squad to ignore the mysterious shipment of military explosives they seized from a notorious narcotics dealer, Nico defiantly pursues his own investigation. With the help of his partner Jax (Pam Grier), he sifts through a tangled web of Catholic priests, illegal immigrants, and trained assassins to uncover a drug cartel run directly out of the CIA by an official named Zagon Henry Silva. Nico remembers the man from his CIA days in Vietnam, when Zagon used the agency (and the war) as a front for smuggling opium. At the time, Nico was too outranked to thwart him, but he will no longer let Zagon abuse his position to remain immune from prosecution — especially now that the official has plans to murder a U.S. senator. Zagon may be above the law of most men, but he is certainly not above Nico's. ~ Aubry Anne D'Arminio, Rovi
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 14
- Fresh: 8
- Rotten: 6
- Average Rating: 5.1/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Woefully short on originality, intelligibility and anything resembling taste.
Fresh: It contains 50 percent more plot than it needs, but that allows it room to grow in areas not ordinarily covered in action thrillers.
this movie was fantastic! right down the sweet ending! seagal outdid himself with this one, and never quite did it again. BUY! NOW!
Seagal At His Absolute Best!
I have been a Steven Seagal fan since day one and I have seen every movie he has starred in. Nothing comes close to Above The Law, this is Seagal at his absolute best! No need to rent this movie....BUY IT!
Best Seagal movie!
If you want bad acting with Aikido to max! This is your movie! You learn why I believe in real fight Seagal would hurt someone. His hands are bruce lee fast! Watch this movie!! You will see why he has a following!