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* CompleteMonster: [[BigBad Kurt Zagon]] is a [[ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem corrupt]] {{CIA|Evil FBI Good}} operative with a [[TortureTechnician history of torture]] behind him. [[EstablishingCharacterMoment Introduced torturing two prisoners]]-- one to death-- who ran afoul of Zagon's opium dealings, and later established to have [[ForcedToWatch forced children to watch]] as he mutilated their mothers before [[WouldHurtAChild torturing the children himself]], Zagon plots to fund an invasion of Nicaragua to bolster his drug profits. To silence witnesses to his scheme, Zagon has an occupied church bombed and tortures a priest who spoke out against him, and plans to assassinate a senator who tried to detain him prior. Before carrying out the assassination, Zagon cheerfully tortures hero Nico Toscani for no other reason than [[ForTheEvulz the fun of it]], as he admits.

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* CompleteMonster: [[BigBad Kurt Zagon]] is a [[ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem corrupt]] {{CIA|Evil FBI Good}} [[CIAEvilFBIGood corrupt CIA]] operative with a [[TortureTechnician history of torture]] behind him. [[EstablishingCharacterMoment Introduced torturing two prisoners]]-- one to death-- who death--who ran afoul of Zagon's opium dealings, and later established to have [[ForcedToWatch forced children to watch]] watch as he mutilated their mothers before [[WouldHurtAChild torturing the children himself]], himself, Zagon plots to fund an invasion of Nicaragua to bolster his drug profits. To silence witnesses to his scheme, Zagon has an occupied church bombed and tortures a priest who spoke out against him, and plans to assassinate a senator who tried to detain him prior. Before carrying out the assassination, Zagon cheerfully tortures hero [[CowboyCop Nico Toscani Toscani]] for no other reason than [[ForTheEvulz the fun of it]], it, as he admits.


** And, in a shocking turn compared to his later InvincibleHero persona, there's a fight scene where Seagal ''actually gets punched by a {{Mook}}''.

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** And, in a shocking turn compared to his later InvincibleHero persona, there's a fight scene where Seagal ''actually gets punched by a {{Mook}}''.{{Mook}}'' and the torture scene at the climax leaves Nico hurt badly enough that he makes the HeroicSecondWind look believable (doubly so because he has to go to the hospital afterwards).


* HeReallyCanAct: While hardly Oscar material, it's still surprising to compare this movie to Cerator/StevenSeagal's later work. He actually shows ''range'' and ''emotion'' for one thing. The superior script (compared to what was to come at least) deserves a nod as well.

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* HeReallyCanAct: SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct: While hardly Oscar material, it's still surprising to compare this movie to Cerator/StevenSeagal's Creator/StevenSeagal's later work. He actually shows ''range'' and ''emotion'' for one thing. The superior script (compared to what was to come at least) deserves a nod as well.


* CultClassic: As an authentic 80th action movie and one of those Stephen Seagal films that are unequivocally considered good.

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* CultClassic: As an authentic 80th 80s action movie and one of those Stephen Seagal Creator/StevenSeagal films that are unequivocally considered good.



* HeReallyCanAct: While hardly Oscar material, it's still surprising to compare this movie to Seagal's later work. He actually shows ''range'' and ''emotion'' for one thing. The superior script (compared to what was to come at least) deserves a nod as well.

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* HeReallyCanAct: While hardly Oscar material, it's still surprising to compare this movie to Seagal's Cerator/StevenSeagal's later work. He actually shows ''range'' and ''emotion'' for one thing. The superior script (compared to what was to come at least) deserves a nod as well.



* HilariousInHindsight: As we can see, Seagal is already has appreciable bald patches by the time of filming this film (1988 year), which makes the current suspicions about the existence of his wig even more obvious.

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* HilariousInHindsight: As we can see, Seagal is already has appreciable bald patches by the time of filming this film (1988 year), film, which makes the current suspicions about the existence of his wig even more obvious.


* MemeticMolester: For unexplained reasons, almost every scene with Zagon looks like he is trying to sexually insult any of his opponents.
* VanityProject: The film includes real photos of Sigal's childhood and youth, the interspersing of his biography and of course, this is his first Hollywood project, which also includes it in the form of InvincibleHero.

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* MemeticMolester: For unexplained reasons, almost every scene with Zagon looks like he is trying to sexually insult any of his opponents.
* VanityProject: The film includes real photos of Sigal's childhood and youth, the interspersing of his biography and of course, this is his first Hollywood project, which also includes it in the form of InvincibleHero.
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* CultClassic: As an authentic 80th action movie and one of those Stephen Seagal films that are unequivocally considered good.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: This film was so popular in Russia in the 90s, that for a long time almost every film with Steven Seagal was called there by Niko 1, Niko 2, etc.



** And, in a shocking turn compared to his later InvincibleHero persona, there's a fight scene where Seagal ''actually gets punched by a {{Mook}}''.

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** And, in a shocking turn compared to his later InvincibleHero persona, there's a fight scene where Seagal ''actually gets punched by a {{Mook}}''.{{Mook}}''.
* HilariousInHindsight: As we can see, Seagal is already has appreciable bald patches by the time of filming this film (1988 year), which makes the current suspicions about the existence of his wig even more obvious.
* MemeticMolester: For unexplained reasons, almost every scene with Zagon looks like he is trying to sexually insult any of his opponents.
* VanityProject: The film includes real photos of Sigal's childhood and youth, the interspersing of his biography and of course, this is his first Hollywood project, which also includes it in the form of InvincibleHero.

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* CompleteMonster: [[BigBad Kurt Zagon]] is a [[ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem corrupt]] {{CIA|Evil FBI Good}} operative with a [[TortureTechnician history of torture]] behind him. [[EstablishingCharacterMoment Introduced torturing two prisoners]]-- one to death-- who ran afoul of Zagon's opium dealings, and later established to have [[ForcedToWatch forced children to watch]] as he mutilated their mothers before [[WouldHurtAChild torturing the children himself]], Zagon plots to fund an invasion of Nicaragua to bolster his drug profits. To silence witnesses to his scheme, Zagon has an occupied church bombed and tortures a priest who spoke out against him, and plans to assassinate a senator who tried to detain him prior. Before carrying out the assassination, Zagon cheerfully tortures hero Nico Toscani for no other reason than [[ForTheEvulz the fun of it]], as he admits.


* CompleteMonster: Zagon is a complete bastard to everyone he meets; first time we meet him he's torturing Vietamese farmers to death for messing with his opium fields, and the only time he smiles is the SlasherSmile when he's doing it. He has a ''church blow up'' and ''tortures a priest''. His OffStageVillainy in particular is horrifying as he forces children to watch him mutilate people, and sometimes ''mutilated the children''. To top it off he really does think he's "above the law" and has the connections and resources to back it up, to the point he can get away with treason and murder. A nasty piece of work through and through.


* CompleteMonster: Zagon is a complete bastard to everyone he meets; first time we meet him he's torturing Vietamese farmers to death for messing with his opium fields, and the only time he smiles is the SlasherSmile when he's doing it. He has a ''church blow up'' and ''tortures a priest''. His OffStageVillainy in particular is horrifying as he forces children to watch him mutilate people, and sometimes ''mutilated the children''. And to top it off he really does believe he's "above the law" and has the connections and resources to back it up, to the point he can get away with treason and murder. A nasty piece of work through and through.

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* CompleteMonster: Zagon is a complete bastard to everyone he meets; first time we meet him he's torturing Vietamese farmers to death for messing with his opium fields, and the only time he smiles is the SlasherSmile when he's doing it. He has a ''church blow up'' and ''tortures a priest''. His OffStageVillainy in particular is horrifying as he forces children to watch him mutilate people, and sometimes ''mutilated the children''. And to To top it off he really does believe think he's "above the law" and has the connections and resources to back it up, to the point he can get away with treason and murder. A nasty piece of work through and through.


* HeReallyCanAct: While hardly Oscar material, it's still surprising to compare this movie to Seagal's later work. He actually shows ''range'' and ''emotion'' for one thing. The superior script (compared to what was to come at least) deserves a nod as well.

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* HeReallyCanAct: While hardly Oscar material, it's still surprising to compare this movie to Seagal's later work. He actually shows ''range'' and ''emotion'' for one thing. The superior script (compared to what was to come at least) deserves a nod as well.well.
** And, in a shocking turn compared to his later InvincibleHero persona, there's a fight scene where Seagal ''actually gets punched by a {{Mook}}''.


* ReallyCanAct: While hardly Oscar material, it's still surprising to compare this movie to Seagal's later work. He actually shows ''range'' and ''emotion'' for one thing. The superior script (compared to what was to come at least) deserves a nod as well.

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* ReallyCanAct: HeReallyCanAct: While hardly Oscar material, it's still surprising to compare this movie to Seagal's later work. He actually shows ''range'' and ''emotion'' for one thing. The superior script (compared to what was to come at least) deserves a nod as well.


* ReallyCanAct: While hardly Oscar material, it's still surprising to compare this movie to Seagal's later work. He actually shows ''range'' and ''emotion'' for one thing. The superior script deserves a nod as well.

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* ReallyCanAct: While hardly Oscar material, it's still surprising to compare this movie to Seagal's later work. He actually shows ''range'' and ''emotion'' for one thing. The superior script (compared to what was to come at least) deserves a nod as well.


* CompleteMonster: Zagon is a complete bastard to everyone he meets; first time we meet him he's torturing Vietamese farmers to death for messing with his opium fields, and the only time he smiles is the SlasherSmile when he's about to do the same to Nico. And to top it off he really does believe he's "above the law" and has the connections and resources to back it up, to the point he can get away with treason and murder. A nasty piece of work through and through.

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* CompleteMonster: Zagon is a complete bastard to everyone he meets; first time we meet him he's torturing Vietamese farmers to death for messing with his opium fields, and the only time he smiles is the SlasherSmile when he's about doing it. He has a ''church blow up'' and ''tortures a priest''. His OffStageVillainy in particular is horrifying as he forces children to do watch him mutilate people, and sometimes ''mutilated the same to Nico.children''. And to top it off he really does believe he's "above the law" and has the connections and resources to back it up, to the point he can get away with treason and murder. A nasty piece of work through and through.


* CompleteMonster: Zargon is a complete bastard to everyone he meets; first time we meet him he's torturing Vietamese farmers to death for messing with his opium fields, and the only time he smiles is the SlasherSmile when he's about to do the same to Nico. And to top it off he really does believe he's "above the law" and has the connections and resources to back it up, to the point he can get away with treason and murder. A nasty piece of work through and through.

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* CompleteMonster: Zargon Zagon is a complete bastard to everyone he meets; first time we meet him he's torturing Vietamese farmers to death for messing with his opium fields, and the only time he smiles is the SlasherSmile when he's about to do the same to Nico. And to top it off he really does believe he's "above the law" and has the connections and resources to back it up, to the point he can get away with treason and murder. A nasty piece of work through and through.

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* CompleteMonster: Zargon is a complete bastard to everyone he meets; first time we meet him he's torturing Vietamese farmers to death for messing with his opium fields, and the only time he smiles is the SlasherSmile when he's about to do the same to Nico. And to top it off he really does believe he's "above the law" and has the connections and resources to back it up, to the point he can get away with treason and murder. A nasty piece of work through and through.
* ReallyCanAct: While hardly Oscar material, it's still surprising to compare this movie to Seagal's later work. He actually shows ''range'' and ''emotion'' for one thing. The superior script deserves a nod as well.

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