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* More generally speaking, an expression used to refer to criminal and political figures who are exempt from legal prosecution, through means such as [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney bribery]], [[ShameIfSomethingHappened extortion]], [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections having connections]], etc..

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* More generally speaking, an expression used to refer to criminal and political figures who are exempt from legal prosecution, through means such as [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney bribery]], [[ShameIfSomethingHappened extortion]], [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections having connections]], etc..
etc... Also known as "an untouchable".



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*More generally speaking, an expression used to refer to criminal and political figures who are exempt from legal prosecution, through means such as [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney bribery]], [[ShameIfSomethingHappened extortion]], [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections having connections]], etc..


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* ''Film/AboveTheLaw'', StevenSeagal's debut film.

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* ''Film/AboveTheLaw'', StevenSeagal's Creator/StevenSeagal's debut film.


* Music/AboveTheLaw, a GangstaRap group.

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* Music/AboveTheLaw, a GangstaRap group.group.
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StevenSeagal's first movie, not to be confused with [[Music/AboveTheLaw the rap group]].

Nico Toscani (Seagal) is a Chicagoan of Sicilian descent who, at a young age, developed a fascination with martial arts and trained in it in Japan for several years before being recruited into the CIA and serving a tour in Vietnam. There, he made an undying enemy in the form of Kurt Zagon (Henry Silva), an interrogator who used the Vietnam war as an opportunity to make money in the drug trade, and after a scrupple between them, Nico left the CIA and returned to Chicago, wherein he got married and became a cop. Now, Nico and his partner Delores "Jax" Jackson (PamGrier) have got information about an upcoming drug deal involving Salvadorian drug dealer Salvano. Upon and after busting it, however, several peculiar things happen. First, the deal, instead of drugs, turns out to involve plastic explosives. Then, Salvano and all others that were arrested are mysteriously pardoned by the government and let free. Then, a bomb is detonated at Nico's church, with the apparent goal of assassinating a priest. Then, Nico's status as a cop is removed and he is told not to stick his nose into things. What's going on? Could it all, by chance, be a part of Zagon's schemes to fund an invasion of Nicaragua and assassinate a senator who's trying to stop him?

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!!This film provides examples of:

* BigBad: Zagon.
* BondOneLiner: After offing several dozen mooks:
-->'''Mook:''' I don't think you can drop us all, bad ass.\\
-->BLAM! Mook falls from a bullet to the chest.
-->'''Seagal:''' You're right. But I'll get an 'A' for effort.
* BookEnds: The film opens and ends with Nico narrating his life.
* CIAEvilFBIGood: {{CIA}} evil, though the Bureau are obstructive at best and LawfulStupid at worst.
* ColdBloodedTorture
* CowboyCop
* DeadpanSnarker
* TheDeterminator: Nico is suspended, attacked, and his family is threatened. You only think that will stop him because this is the first Seagal film. And even then you don't think that will stop him.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The CIA smuggling drugs to fund operations in Latin America.
* LawfulStupid: The [=FBI=] order Nico to stop following a drug dealer caught with plastic exlosives. He doesn't and discovers the dealer in his local church shortly before the church explodes, while mass is in service no less, killing or wounded dozens of people including the priest and a senators aide. What do you do? Well, if you are the [=FBI=], you suspend him for not following orders and being a CowboyCop, which wouldn't be quite so bad if you chose not to ignore his eyewitness testimony about who the bomber is as well.
* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: [[TitleDrop What do you reckon Zagon, as a top gerry in the secret service, considers himself?]]
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: In a sense, Nico is NotSoDifferent from his enemies- illegal wiretapping, disobeying orders, beating up lowlifes, taking Federal Agents hostage, and shooting unarmed men in the street (though to be fair, the last guy had it coming). Of course, unlike the villains, he isn't doing this for money, and what they do is far, far worse.
* SickeningCrunch: It's a Seagal film, so of course this is here. In fact its the ''first'' Seagal film, so you get to hear the originals. [[spoiler: Zagon gets two satisying ones- the arm, then the neck. The arm especially.]]
* SmugSnake: Zagon.
* TitleDrop: A couple of times.
* TortureTechnician: Zagon again.

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Above the Law may refer to:

* ''Film/AboveTheLaw'',
StevenSeagal's first movie, not to be confused with [[Music/AboveTheLaw the rap group]].

Nico Toscani (Seagal) is
debut film.
* Music/AboveTheLaw,
a Chicagoan of Sicilian descent who, at a young age, developed a fascination with martial arts and trained in it in Japan for several years before being recruited into the CIA and serving a tour in Vietnam. There, he made an undying enemy in the form of Kurt Zagon (Henry Silva), an interrogator who used the Vietnam war as an opportunity to make money in the drug trade, and after a scrupple between them, Nico left the CIA and returned to Chicago, wherein he got married and became a cop. Now, Nico and his partner Delores "Jax" Jackson (PamGrier) have got information about an upcoming drug deal involving Salvadorian drug dealer Salvano. Upon and after busting it, however, several peculiar things happen. First, the deal, instead of drugs, turns out to involve plastic explosives. Then, Salvano and all others that were arrested are mysteriously pardoned by the government and let free. Then, a bomb is detonated at Nico's church, with the apparent goal of assassinating a priest. Then, Nico's status as a cop is removed and he is told not to stick his nose into things. What's going on? Could it all, by chance, be a part of Zagon's schemes to fund an invasion of Nicaragua and assassinate a senator who's trying to stop him?

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!!This film provides examples of:

* BigBad: Zagon.
* BondOneLiner: After offing several dozen mooks:
-->'''Mook:''' I don't think you can drop us all, bad ass.\\
-->BLAM! Mook falls from a bullet to the chest.
-->'''Seagal:''' You're right. But I'll get an 'A' for effort.
* BookEnds: The film opens and ends with Nico narrating his life.
* CIAEvilFBIGood: {{CIA}} evil, though the Bureau are obstructive at best and LawfulStupid at worst.
* ColdBloodedTorture
* CowboyCop
* DeadpanSnarker
* TheDeterminator: Nico is suspended, attacked, and his family is threatened. You only think that will stop him because this is the first Seagal film. And even then you don't think that will stop him.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The CIA smuggling drugs to fund operations in Latin America.
* LawfulStupid: The [=FBI=] order Nico to stop following a drug dealer caught with plastic exlosives. He doesn't and discovers the dealer in his local church shortly before the church explodes, while mass is in service no less, killing or wounded dozens of people including the priest and a senators aide. What do you do? Well, if you are the [=FBI=], you suspend him for not following orders and being a CowboyCop, which wouldn't be quite so bad if you chose not to ignore his eyewitness testimony about who the bomber is as well.
* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: [[TitleDrop What do you reckon Zagon, as a top gerry in the secret service, considers himself?]]
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: In a sense, Nico is NotSoDifferent from his enemies- illegal wiretapping, disobeying orders, beating up lowlifes, taking Federal Agents hostage, and shooting unarmed men in the street (though to be fair, the last guy had it coming). Of course, unlike the villains, he isn't doing this for money, and what they do is far, far worse.
* SickeningCrunch: It's a Seagal film, so of course this is here. In fact its the ''first'' Seagal film, so you get to hear the originals. [[spoiler: Zagon gets two satisying ones- the arm, then the neck. The arm especially.]]
* SmugSnake: Zagon.
* TitleDrop: A couple of times.
* TortureTechnician: Zagon again.

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GangstaRap group.


* LawfulStupid: THe [=FBI=] order Nico to stop following a drug dealer caught with plastic exlosives. He doesn't and discovers the dealer in his local church shortly before the church explodes, while mass is in service no less, killing or wounded dozens of people including the priest and a senators aide. What do you do? Well, if you are the [=FBI=], you suspend him for not following orders and being a CowboyCop, which wouldn't be quite so bad if you chose not to ignore his eyewitness testimony about who the bomber is as well.

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* LawfulStupid: THe The [=FBI=] order Nico to stop following a drug dealer caught with plastic exlosives. He doesn't and discovers the dealer in his local church shortly before the church explodes, while mass is in service no less, killing or wounded dozens of people including the priest and a senators aide. What do you do? Well, if you are the [=FBI=], you suspend him for not following orders and being a CowboyCop, which wouldn't be quite so bad if you chose not to ignore his eyewitness testimony about who the bomber is as well.



* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: In a sense, Nico is NotSoDifferent from his enemies- illegal wiretapping, disobeying orders, beating up lowlifes, ''taking Federal Agents hostage'', and [[UpToEleven shooting unarmed men in the street]] (though to be fair, the last guy had it coming).
* SickeningCrunch: It's a Seagal film, so of course this is here. In fact its the ''first'' Seagal film, so you get to here the originals. [[spoiler: Zagon is two satisying ones- the arm, then the neck. The arm especially.]]

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* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: In a sense, Nico is NotSoDifferent from his enemies- illegal wiretapping, disobeying orders, beating up lowlifes, ''taking taking Federal Agents hostage'', hostage, and [[UpToEleven shooting unarmed men in the street]] street (though to be fair, the last guy had it coming).
coming). Of course, unlike the villains, he isn't doing this for money, and what they do is far, far worse.
* SickeningCrunch: It's a Seagal film, so of course this is here. In fact its the ''first'' Seagal film, so you get to here hear the originals. [[spoiler: Zagon is gets two satisying ones- the arm, then the neck. The arm especially.]]


* CIAEvilFBIGood: {{CIA}} evil, though the Bureau are obstructive at best and corrupt at worst.

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* BookEnds: The film opens and ends with Nico narrating his life.
* CIAEvilFBIGood: {{CIA}} evil, though the Bureau are obstructive at best and corrupt LawfulStupid at worst.worst.
* ColdBloodedTorture
* CowboyCop
* DeadpanSnarker
* TheDeterminator: Nico is suspended, attacked, and his family is threatened. You only think that will stop him because this is the first Seagal film. And even then you don't think that will stop him.


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* LawfulStupid: THe [=FBI=] order Nico to stop following a drug dealer caught with plastic exlosives. He doesn't and discovers the dealer in his local church shortly before the church explodes, while mass is in service no less, killing or wounded dozens of people including the priest and a senators aide. What do you do? Well, if you are the [=FBI=], you suspend him for not following orders and being a CowboyCop, which wouldn't be quite so bad if you chose not to ignore his eyewitness testimony about who the bomber is as well.


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* SickeningCrunch: It's a Seagal film, so of course this is here. In fact its the ''first'' Seagal film, so you get to here the originals. [[spoiler: Zagon is two satisying ones- the arm, then the neck. The arm especially.]]


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* TitleDrop: A couple of times.


* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: In a sense, Nico is NotSoDifferent from his enemies- illegal wiretapping, disobeying orders, beating up lowlifes, ''taking Federal Agents hostage'', and [[UpToEleven shooting unarmed men in the street]] (though to be fair, the last guy had it coming).




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* TortureTechnician: Zagon again.


* CIAEvilFBIGood: {{CIA}} evil.

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* CIAEvilFBIGood: {{CIA}} evil.evil, though the Bureau are obstructive at best and corrupt at worst.




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* SmugSnake: Zagon.


StevenSeagal's first movie.

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StevenSeagal's first movie.
movie, not to be confused with [[Music/AboveTheLaw the rap group]].


* CIAEvilFBIGood: CIA evil.

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* CIAEvilFBIGood: CIA {{CIA}} evil.

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* BigBad: Zagon.


* BondOneLiner: After offing several dozen mooks:
-->'''Mook:''' I don't think you can drop us all, bad ass.\\
-->BLAM! Mook falls from a bullet to the chest.
-->'''Seagal:''' You're right. But I'll get an 'A' for effort.



* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: [[TitleDrop What do you reckon Zagon, as a top gerry in the secret service, considers himself?]]

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* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: [[TitleDrop What do you reckon Zagon, as a top gerry in the secret service, considers himself?]]himself?]]

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