Above the Law (1988)
RUNNING TIME: 97 min.
COUNTRY: United States
DIRECTOR: Andrew Davis
SCREENWRITER: Steven Pressfield, Ronald Shusett, Andrew Davis (Story: Andrew Davis & Steven Seagal)
COMPOSER: David Michael Frank
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Robert Steadman
CAST: Steven Seagal, Pam Grier, Sharon Stone, Daniel Faraldo, Ron Dean, Jack Wallace, Henry Silva
STUDIO/PRODUCER: Warner Bros. Pictures
SYNOPSIS: After the assassination of Tokyo's Governor by Yakuza members, the CIA bureau chief (William Atherton) for Tokyo puts out a call to an agent (Steven Seagal) that had been raised in Japan and trained by ex-Yakuza. Using his former ties, he quickly determines that a war is brewing between old-guard Yakuza members and a young, crazed leader (Takao Osawa) with ties to the Chinese Tong. Siding with the older members, killing and mayhem ensues as Segal chops his way through the upstart gang members. Contains frequent profanity, very gory violence involving considerable swordplay, some nudity and mild sexual situations.
Language: Dolby Digital 5.1: Spanish, English, German.
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, German, Polish, Italian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Greek, Hebrew, Icelandic, Portuguese, Swedish, Turkish, Czech, Hungarian.