Above the Law

Above the Law (1988)

He's a cop who believes no one is above the law.

  • Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama
  • Release Date: 1988-04-08
  • User Rating: 6.1/10 from 668 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 39min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America, Hong Kong
  • Director: Andrew Davis
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From 668 Ratings


Nico Toscani is 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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  • Steven Seagal

    as Nico Toscani
  • Pam Grier

    as Delores 'Jacks' Jackson
  • Henry Silva

    as Kurt Zagon
  • Sharon Stone

    as Sara Toscani
  • Ron Dean

    as Detective Lukich
  • Daniel Faraldo

    as Tony Salvano
  • Joe Greco

    as Father Joseph Gennaro
  • Vince Viverito

    as Giuseppe
  • Chelcie Ross

    as Nelson Fox
  • Jack Wallace

    as Uncle Branca
  • Michael Rooker

    as Man in Bar
  • Matt McColm

    as Man with Gun in Bar (uncredited)
  • Ronnie Barron

    as CIA Bartender
  • Michelle Hoard

    as Lucy
  • Joseph F. Kosala

    as Lieutenant Strozah
  • Nicholas Kusenko

    as FBI Agent Neely
  • Thalmus Rasulala

    as Deputy Supt. Crowder
  • Miguel Nino

    as Chi Chi
  • Ralph Foody

    as Federal Clerk
  • Metta Davis

    as Rossa Toscani
  • Sandy Holt

    as Hostess
  • Clare Peck

    as Judge
  • Gregory Alan Williams

    as FBI Agent Halloran
  • Patrick Gorman

    as CIA Interrogator
  • Tom Milanovich

    as Man in Bar
  • Lee de Broux

    as CIA Interrogator
  • Gene Hartline

    as Man in Bar
  • Danny Goldring

    as Zagon's Aide
  • Zaid Farid

    as Street Dude
  • Anthony Cannata

    as Wiseguy Hitman
  • Mario Nieves

    as Man with Gun
  • Nydia Rodriguez Terracina

    as Bomb Woman
  • Cheryl Hamada

    as Watanabe
  • Toni Fleming

    as Zingaro
  • India Cooper

    as Sister Mary
  • Christopher Peditto

    as Alex
  • Juan Ramírez

    as Machete Man
  • Terry Stewart

    as Machete Man's Buddy
  • Lisa Tejero

    as Refugee Woman
  • Chris Karczmar

    as Refugee Man
  • John Drummond

    as TV Reporter
  • Clare Peck

    as Judge Alspaugh
  • Tom Muzila

    as Aikido Fighter
  • Craig Dunn

    as Aikido Fighter
  • Marc Katz

    as Aikido Fighter
  • Haruo Matsuoka

    as Aikido Fighter
  • Mark Boone Junior

    as Man in Window (uncredited)
  • John C. Reilly

    as Thug in Bar (uncredited)
  • Gary Ryder

    as Priest (uncredited)
  • Timothy W. Tiedje

    as CIA Thug (uncredited)
Production Steven Seagal Producer
Sound David Michael Frank Original Music Composer
Writing Ronald Shusett Screenplay
Writing Andrew Davis Screenplay
Directing Andrew Davis Director
Camera Robert Steadman Director of Photography
Editing Michael Brown Editor
Production Andrew Davis Producer
Production Robert H. Solo Executive Producer
Writing Steven Pressfield Screenplay
Crew Troy Gilbert Stunts
Crew Tim Gilbert Stunts
Art Maher Ahmad Production Design
Crew Paula Dell Stunts
Crew Lance Gilbert Stunts
Crew John C. Meier Stunts
Crew Sandra Lee Gimpel Stunts
Crew Noon Orsatti Stunts
Crew Matt McColm Stunts
Crew Glory Fioramonti Stunts
Art William Arnold Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Jean Austin Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Robyn Goldman Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Mike Moschella Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Rodger Jacobs Makeup Artist
Directing Robert J. Wilson Second Assistant Director
Directing Peter Giuliano First Assistant Director
Directing James A. Dennett First Assistant Director
Directing Mickey Gilbert Second Unit Director
Crew Hank Baumert Stunts
Crew Eddie J. Fernandez Stunts
Crew Dean Raphael Ferrandini Stunts
Crew Mickey Gilbert Stunts
Crew George Fisher Stunts
Crew Joe Finnegan Stunts
Crew Peter Horak Stunts
Crew J. Max Kirishima Stunts
Crew Stacy Logan Stunts
Crew David Perna Stunts
Crew Karen Price Stunts
Crew Bobby Porter Stunts
Crew Kay Whipple Stunts
Crew Mickey Gilbert Stunt Coordinator
Crew Larry Reynosa Stunts
Crew Randy Popplewell Stunts
Lighting Eugene F. Crededio Gaffer
Camera James Blanford Camera Operator
Camera Frank Miller Additional Photography