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Above The Law Movie Review Summary

Actors: Steven Seagal, Sharon Stone, Pam Grier, Henry Silva

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Above The Law is the movie that started it all for Steven Seagal. In Chicago, Nico Toscani (Seagal) is a good guy cop who messes with some really bad people dealing drugs on the streets. When he and his partner work to take them down and shut off their business, they take it out on his family, gunning down his pretty wife Sara (Stone) and young daughter in their house. Nico is removed from the case because it has hit too close to home (literally). That's when it gets personal and the bad guys are going to pay with their blood for taking on the wrong guy. His tough-as-nails partner Delores Jackson (Grier) can handle herself in tight spots, but even she begs for him to back away once it is learned that the CIA and local police are a part of the narcotics enterprise.

Displaying the prowess of a martial arts master with skills learned as a CIA agent in Vietnam, Nico breaks limbs, cracks teeth, shatters skulls, and lays waste to a score of the evil Zagon's (Silva) henchmen. He is overpowered, drugged, and tortured, but somehow Nico shows incredible endurance and concentration to overcome the effects of the powerful narcotics (heroin) he has been injected with before breaking free. A terrific chase sequence has the bad guys pursuing Nico on the elevated trains in Chicago before he moves in to settle the score with the criminal drug lord Zagon.
The review of this Movie prepared by David Fletcher








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 40%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1980's-1999 Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Crime story:    -   vigilante hunting down criminal(s) Combat acrobatics/martial arts?    -   Yes Criminal enemy is...    -   drug dealers Kind of movie    -   traditional karate

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest City?    -   Yes City:    -   Chicago Misc setting    -   moving train    -   building

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   gory visuals of deaths Kind of violence:    -   karate chop    -   hand to hand    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets    -   blunt clubbing (like seals) Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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