Above the Law

Synopsis: In Japan, the Sicilian martial arts expert Nicolo "Nico" Toscani is recruited by the CIA Special Agent Nelson Fox to join the Special Operations Forces in the border of the Vietnam and Cambodia. In 1973, Nico witnesses the torturer Kurt Zagon interrogating prisoners of war and he is disgusted and quits the CIA, returning to Chicago. Fifteen years later, Nico is married with a baby with his wife Sarah and they live in the same house of his mother. Nico is a tough and incorruptible narcotics detective of the Chicago Police Department very close to his partner and friend Delores 'Jacks' Jackson and his friend Detective Lukich. When Nico and Jacks investigate a drug traffic operation, they arrest the gang of the drug dealer Tony Salvano but they find that they are smuggling the plastic explosive C4 instead. However there is an interference of the FBI and Salvano and his partner are released by FBI Agent Neeley (Nicholas Kusenko) and the detectives are forbidden of proceed with the investig
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Director(s): Andrew Davis
Production: Warner Home Video
 
IMDB:
6.0
Rotten Tomatoes:
53%
R
Year:
1988
99 min
43 Views

Ripped for BackUp from DVD

I was born in Palermo, Sicily.

We came to this country when I was seven.

We immigrated to Chicago.

We were always raised to be very patriotic,

to love our country.

And we did.

When I was a little boy,

my father took me to a baseball game.

They had a martial arts demonstration

and I saw this old Japanese man...

... doing things that I thought

were magical...

... and I developed a crazy dream

to go to the Far East.

By the time I was 17, I was there,

studying with the masters.

In 1969 I was invited by a friend of mine

to an American Embassy party in Tokyo.

While I was there, there was a crazy,

drunk guy named Nelson Fox.

He recruited me into the CIA.

I was 22 at the time.

My eyes were about to be opened.

My friends, let me make one thing clear:

This is a nation of laws.

And as Abraham Lincoln had said:

No one is above the law,

no one is below the law."

And we're going to enforce the law!

And Americans should remember that,

if we are to have law and order!

You ever seen

chemical interrogation before?

These assholes are Agency?

We all get paid by the CIA.

But these guys are from a page

that ain't even in the book.

Don't die on me, you sucker!

What the hell's wrong?

This pussy, he just can't hold his liquor.

Doc, he's dead.

Get him the f*ck out of here.

- Move it. Let's go.

- Come on!

- Get him out.

- Get him out of here.

So, my little doctor bag doesn't scare you?

I'm not scared.

You speak English.

How nice.

Where's the load, Colonel?

I'm gonna teach you never...

...never to f*ck with my opium.

Oh, boy.

He's a hard one, Doc.

You took it from the French,

you took it from the Chinks.

And you'll be damned

if a Yankee's going to start you talking.

But you're gonna sing for me.

You're gonna sing like a choir!

What does this have to do

with military intelligence?

Who the f*ck is this cherry?

Your orders, Toscani,

were to assist and observe.

Just back off, partner.

I'm gonna start cutting you off

at the ankles.

Then I'm gonna take your feet

and throw them right in the basket.

Cute, huh?

Shut up, Nico.

Look, I can make you disappear.

Grab his leg.

- What the hell are you doing, man?

- Nico!

You think you're soldiers?

You're fucking barbarians!

Get out!

Get back to the LZ.

If I don't cap him now,

he's gonna do me later.

I'll call a chopper in for us. I'll cover this.

Just get the hell out of here!

Come on, move!

Bring him back here!

Nobody move! Everybody stay

on that damn porch!

Go, Nico!

Nelson, I'm through. I'm finished!

Nicola, Sara,

what name do you give your child?

Giuliano Nicola.

Giuliano...

...you have become a new creation.

With the help of your family and friends...

...we bring your Christian dignity

unstained...

...into the everlasting life of heaven.

- Come on. You always make me late.

- I'm the boss. You have to drive me!

I'll trace the sign of the Cross

upon your forehead...

...and I invite your parents to do the same.

In the name of the Father, the Son...

...and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Look at him. He's such a good baby.

That's beautiful.

- I know you're the boss but...

- That's right. Remember that.

Hi, guys.

Hey, how are you?

You guys look so good!

We haven't done anything.

We're clean. Some of us, anyway.

Well, Lieutenant, eight more days

and you're gonna miss me.

Parts of you, anyway.

You see this cop?

This one. This one here.

She could bust me anytime.

Look at that! Look at that!

- This is the partner?

- This is the partner.

I got dressed up because

you told me you were wearing a tux.

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