A bid for action-film stardom by martial-arts expert Steven Seagal, ABOVE THE LAW is a well-crafted shoot-'em-up, one surprisingly critical of CIA covert operations. A retired CIA agent-turned-Chicago cop, Nico Toscani (Seagal), and his partner, Delores Jackson (Pam Grier), discover that
the CIA is running drugs to fund an invasion of Nicaragua. Agents are torturing or murdering those who might blow the whistle on the operation, and they intend to assassinate a crusading senator who plans to expose the scheme. Learning that his hated superior at the CIA, Zagon (Henry Silva), is in
charge of the operation, Nico sets out to stop him. ABOVE THE LAW is a slam-bang acti...