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.
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This was one of the coolest movies of all time when I was 15 years-old. Watching it now, what I enjoyed most was the way director Andrew Davis photographed Chicago. Otherwise, "Marked For Death" and "Out For Justice" have better Aikido fight scenes.
In which Steven Seagal throttles a guy through the passenger side of a moving car he's clinging to the top of. It's the best moment of a daftly over-plotted film that nonetheless boasts a confident debut by Seagal. Not one of his best though by a long shot.