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Story

Steven Seagal has always been an awkward action hero. Initially, he had a certain amount of credibility thanks to his nebulous association with secret government agencies and mastery of aikido, which helped to excuse his bad acting. But as a self-righteous action hero in the vein of Schwarzenegger and Stallone (which helps to explain his bad acting), Seagal fell into unintentional self-parody faster and more dramatically than either of his two predecessors. In Out for Justice, Seagal plays Gino Felino, a Brooklyn-born cop known and respected by everyone--both good and bad--in his neighborhood. The worst of the neighborhood baddies is Richie Madano (William Forsythe), a crack-smoking killer who murders his partner and terrorizes the neighborhood. Technically, Felino is a terrible cop--touching evidence at murder scenes, stealing evidence, intimidating witnesses--but only by breaking those rules can he bring in this horrible criminal. As his soon-to-be-ex-wife discovers, he does everything because he cares too much. Julianna Margulies (ER) has a small but thankless role as Richie's hooker girlfriend, and Gina Gershon (Face/Off, Bound) has an equally thankless role as Richie's foul-mouthed, bar-owning sister. The movie plays like a vanity piece for Seagal, and in that vein, it is fascinating to watch. --Andy Spletzer

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen
  • Dolby

Cast

Steven SeagalDet. Gino Felino
William ForsytheRichie Madano
Jerry OrbachCapt. Ronnie Donziger
Jo ChampaVicky Felino
Shareen MitchellLaurie Lupo
Sal RichardsFrankie
Gina GershonPattai Madano
Jay AcovoneBobby Arms
Nick CorelloJoey Dogs
Robert LaSardoBochi
John Toles-BeyKing
Joe SpataroDet. Bobby Lupo
Dominic ChianeseMr. Madano

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  • Genre: Adventure Movies
  • Director: John Flynn
  • Producer: Warner Brothers
  • Length: 91 min
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaApr 12, 1991
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaMay 18, 1999
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