Out for Justice
Reviewed by James Kichas
Rating: 7 Beans
tunning Steve" Segal is back in action and this time HE IS THE LAW! How this man came to become one of the larger box office draws of the early 90's is a question one could probably devote an entire research grant to.
In this one the audience is treated to an intro straight out of a 1970's blaxploitation film in which Segalís character, Gino Felino, kicks the booty of a local pimp who likes to beat his hoes on busy street corners. A theme worth noting appears at this point in which Gino can somehow take on 10-30 armed men at any given time and walk away completely unscathed. Truly remarkable...a dozen guys like that and your country wouldn't need an Army! Anywho, Gino is a wise guy who's well liked by everyone in his stereotypically Italian neighborhood but things take a turn for the worse when his best friend/police partner is ruthlessly gunned down outside a convenience store by a fat, crack smoking William Forsythe.
With the blessing of the police chief Gino goes on a questionable campaign for justice. That Gino has connections with the mob, a brothel of strippers, and other assorted undesirables makes one wonder what kind of cop he is exactly. That he also gets to enact his own unique form of law and brutalize anyone he feels like makes me glad that I don't live on his beat.
A boring, predictable 90 minutes are spent following Gino while he tracks down Forsythe. The finale is so ridiculous you might find yourself routing for Forsythe to just land a punch on Segalís smug mug.
The box at the video store boasted that "He's a cop...Itís a dirty job...But somebody's got to take out the garbage." While the subject of garbage collection was never broached I was seriously tempted to do a little cleaning of my own by removing this tape from my VCR and throwing it in the nearest available dumpster.
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