Out for Justice (1991)

Genres - Action  |   Sub-Genres - Action Thriller, Police Detective Film, Martial Arts, Gangster Film  |   Release Date - Apr 12, 1991 (USA)  |   Run Time - 91 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Steven Seagal plays a good if troubled man living in a corrupt world (sound familiar yet?) in this action drama. Gino Felino (Seagal) is a cop who grew up in a tough Brooklyn neighborhood, and while many of his old friends now live on the other side of the law, he retains a fierce loyalty to the community. When his partner, a friend since childhood, is murdered -- in broad daylight, and in clear view of his wife and children -- Gino is assigned to investigate, and he soon learns that the shooter was Richie Madano (William Forsythe), his life-long nemesis and now a low-level wise guy with an addiction to crack. Gino swings into action to bring Richie to justice, though he discovers that he's not the first in line -- the Don who oversees Richie's crew is appalled by this crime, and Gino has to bring Richie in before the Mafia can put a bullet in his head. Out for Justice also features Jerry Orbach, Jo Champa, and Gina Gershon; keep an eye peeled for John Leguizamo and Julianna Margulies in small roles.

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against-all-odds, childhood-friend, cop-killer, death, gangster, killing, killing-spree, maniac, neighborhood, one-against-odds, partner, police, rampage, revenge