Above the Law
In his first major film role, Seagal is a CIA operative (who also happens to have a black belt and mafia connections) in Above the Law, who discovers that their is a plot to assassinate senator and must decide who he could trust when discovers that the CIA itself has become corrupted. Above the Law features a pretty awesome convenience store fight and some pretty terrific face-smashing and neck-breaking by Seagal. However, the main reason why it makes this list is because it’s the movie that first gave us this amazing action star.
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