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Out for Justice -- Steven Seagal portrays a tough Brooklyn cop on the trail of his boyhood adversary, now a crack cocaine dealer and the murderer of
his best friend and fellow cop.
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12 April 1991 (USA) See more »
He's a cop. It's a dirty job... but somebody's got to take out the garbage. See more »
Brooklyn cop Gino Felino is about to go outside and play catch with his son Tony when he receives a... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Steven Seagal ... Det. Gino Felino

William Forsythe ... Richie Madano

Jerry Orbach ... Capt. Ronnie Donziger

Jo Champa ... Vicky Felino

Shareen Mitchell ... Laurie Lupo
Sal Richards ... Frankie

Gina Gershon ... Patti Madano

Jay Acovone ... Bobby Arms
Nick Corello ... Joey Dogs (as Nicky Corello)

Robert LaSardo ... Bochi (as Robert Lasardo)
John Toles-Bey ... King
Joe Spataro ... Det. Bobby Lupo
Ron Brumbelow ... Cop
Jack Cipolla ... Cop

Chic Daniel ... Cop (as Charles Daniel)
John Senger ... Cop
Steve Taylor ... Cop
Julius Nasso Jr. ... Tony Felino
Diane Peterson ... Woman in Car
Ed Deacy ... Uniform Cop (as Edward Deacy)
Vincent Nasso ... Uniform Cop
Jerry Strivelli ... Frankie's Bodyguard
Jerome Alvarado ... Frankie's Guys
David Basulto ... Frankie's Guys
Danny Eglowitz ... Frankie's Guys
Frank Fagella Jr. ... Frankie's Guys
Sal Serafino Tomassetti ... Umbrella Man

Gianni Russo ... Sammy
Ronald Maccone ... Don Vittorio
Alan Bialor ... Vittorio's Bodyguard
Frank Fagella Sr. ... Del Gulfo Patron
Willie Anne Gussendanner ... Hooker
George Vallejo ... Picolino

Carl Ciarfalio ... Paulie
Edward Korn ... Butcher
Benedetto Bongiorno ... Store Owner

Larry Romano ... Sales Clerk

Anthony DeSando ... Vinnie Madano
Jerry Clauri ... Bennie the Book

Dominic Chianese ... Mr. Madano
Vera Lockwood ... Mrs. Madano

Julianna Margulies ... Rica
Christina Solis ... Elena
Sonny Hurst ... Tattoos
Dan Inosanto ... Sticks

Michael Pecina ... Phone Booth Man

Marie Todd ... Sammy's Girlfriend

Nick Dimitri ... Bartender
Afifi Alaouie ... Go-Go Dancer (as Afifi)
Cameron ... Go Go Dancer
Erin Ashley ... Hooker (as Erin Weidner Ashley)
Sandy Hernandez ... Hooker
Meadow Spadafino ... Hooker

John Leguizamo ... Boy in Alley
Jorge Gil ... Chas the Chair
Craig Pinkard ... Chop Chop Foreman
Perry Wayne ... Bouncer

Jack Vecchio ... Club Bodyguard
Charles Guardino ... Waiter

Shannon Whirry ... Terry Malloy

Raymond Cruz ... Hector
Sandy Allison ... Transvestite
Salvatore Bonanno ... Vittorio's Man
Vincent Cucci Jr. ... Vittorio's Man
Philip Rusty Mignano ... Vittorio's Man
Salvatore Sonnie Mignano ... Vittorio's Man
Joe Lala ... Vermeer

Julie Strain ... Roxanne Ford

Thomas F. Duffy ... O'Kelly
Sonny Zito ... Station Wagon Tough Guy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Vince Cupone ... Tommy (uncredited)
Zoë Hall ... Bobby's Girl (uncredited)

Kane Hodder ... Henchman at Party (uncredited)
Claudio Jacobellis ... Bodyguard (uncredited)

Athena Massey ... Victim (uncredited)

Directed by
John Flynn 
Writing credits
David Lee Henry (written by)

Produced by
Jacqueline George .... associate producer
Arnold Kopelson .... producer
Peter Macgregor-Scott .... co-producer
Julius R. Nasso .... executive producer (as Julius Nasso)
Steven Seagal .... producer
Original Music by
David Michael Frank 
Cinematography by
Ric Waite (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Don Brochu  (as Donald Brochu)
Robert A. Ferretti 
Casting by
Pamela Basker 
Sue Swan 
Production Design by
Gene Rudolf 
Art Direction by
Stephen Myles Berger  (as Stephen M. Berger)
Set Decoration by
Gary Moreno 
Ronald R. Reiss 
Costume Design by
Richard Bruno 
Makeup Department
Gandhi Bob Arrollo .... makeup artist
Ora Green .... hair stylist (as Ora T. Green)
Aaron F. Quarles .... hair stylist: New York (as Aaron Quarles)
Jef Simons .... hair stylist supervisor
Jef Simons .... makeup supervisor
Carla White .... makeup artist: New York
Production Management
Edwin 'Itsi' Atkins .... unit production manager (as Edwin C. Atkins)
P.M. Scott .... unit production manager
Joel Chernoff .... executive in charge of production (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Gallagher .... second second assistant director
Evan Gilner .... dga trainee
Michael-McCloud Thompson .... second assistant director
Jerry Ziesmer .... first assistant director
Art Department
Angelo M. Amodio .... lead person (as Angelo Amodio)
Peter Bankins .... property master
Tighe Barry .... set dresser
Kevin Conlin .... construction coordinator
Thomas Costabile .... construction coordinator: New York
Jimmy Mena .... construction foreman
Elaine O'Donnell .... set decorator: New York
Robert Kim Patterson .... lead person
Mark Peltzer .... property master: New York
Peter Samish .... set designer (as Peter Samis)
Michael Sommer .... assistant property: New York
Camille Abbott .... production illustrator (uncredited)
Michael A. Contreraz .... laborer (uncredited)
Lee J. Jashinsky .... painter (uncredited)
Richard M. Kristy .... set dresser (uncredited)
Keith A. Kropf .... head painter (uncredited)
Byron K. Lovelace .... props (uncredited)
Margaret Mazzola .... assistant props (uncredited)
Joseph Musso .... production illustrator (uncredited)
Sound Department
Stephen Bushelman .... sound editor (as Steve Bushelman)
David B. Cohn .... sound editor
Les Fresholtz .... sound re-recording mixer
Keith Gardner .... boom operator: New York
Joseph Geisinger .... production sound mixer
Craig S. Jaeger .... sound editor (as Craig S. Jaegar)
Michael Jiron .... re-recording mixer
Richard Marx .... adr editor
Robert Maxfield .... boom operator (as Robert K. Maxfield)
Tom Nelson .... sound mixer: New York (as Thomas Nelson)
Vern Poore .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert R. Rutledge .... supervising sound editor
Sam F. Shaw .... sound editor (as Sam Shaw)
Jerry Stanford .... sound editor
Craig Woods .... boom operator (as Craig L. Woods)
Catherine Harper .... foley artist (uncredited)
Mark Ormandy .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Edward M. Steidele .... foley artist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Steven Kirshoff .... special effects: New York
Dale L. Martin .... special effects coordinator (as Dale Martin)
Joe Quinlivan .... special effects
Jim Rollins .... special effects
Leo Leoncio Solis .... special effects (as Leo Solis)
Robert E. Worthington .... special effects (as Robert Worthington)
Michael Adams .... stunts (as Mike Adams)
G.A. Aguilar .... stunts (as George Aguilar)
Pete Antico .... stunts (as Peter Antico)
James Berkley .... stunts
Dana Bertolette .... stunts
Eddie Braun .... stunts
Tony Brubaker .... stunts (as Anthony Brubaker)
Douglas Crosby .... stunts
Charles Croughwell .... stunts
Diana Cuevas .... stunts
Binh Dang .... stunts
Jeffrey J. Dashnaw .... stunts (as Jeff Dashnaw)
Craig Dunn .... stunts
E.J. Evans .... stunts
Frank Ferrara .... stunts
Carlos Gonzales .... stunts (as Carlos Gonzalez)
Dick Hancock .... stunts
Eddie Hice .... stunts
Kane Hodder .... stunts
Billy Hank Hooker .... stunts
Steve Kelso .... stunts
Barbara Anne Klein .... stunts
John Meier .... stunts (as John C. Meier)
Conrad E. Palmisano .... stunt coordinator (as Conrad Palmisano)
Manny Perry .... stunts
Chuck Picerni Jr. .... stunts (as Charles Picerni Jr.)
Steve Picerni .... stunts
Peewee Piemonte .... stunts (as Richard Piemonte)
Mario Roberts .... stunts
J.P. Romano .... stunts
Steve Santosusso .... stunts (as Steven J. Santosusso)
Rick Seaman .... stunt mechanic
Rick Seaman .... stunts
Luis J. Silva .... stunts (as Luis Silva)
Manny Siverio .... stunts
Tony Snegoff .... stunts
Tierre Turner .... stunts
Greg Walker .... stunts
David Webster .... stunts
Scott Wilder .... stunts
Jim Wilkey .... stunts
Brian J. Williams .... stunts (as Brian Williams)
Bruce Paul Barbour .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Peter Bucossi .... stunts (uncredited)
Blaise Corrigan .... stunts (uncredited)
Deloris Crenshaw .... stunts (uncredited)
Gene Harrison .... stunts (uncredited)
K. Lee Johnson .... stunts (uncredited)
Gene LeBell .... stunts (uncredited)
Hugh Aodh O'Brien .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Sam Bender .... gaffer: New York
Carl Boles .... chief lighting technician
A. Anthony Cappello .... second assistant camera: New York
Sam Emerson .... still photographer
Scott Floren .... key grip (as Scott F. Floren)
Bill Gerardo .... second assistant camera: New York (as William Gerardo)
Vinnie Gerardo .... first assistant camera: New York (as Vincent Gerardo)
Tom Grunke .... key grip: New York
Craig Haagensen .... camera operator: New York
Jamie Hitchcock .... second assistant camera (as James L. Hitchcock)
Bob Marshak .... still photographer: New York
Benny Mendez .... best boy grip
Richard A. Mention III .... first assistant camera
Steven R. Monroe .... first assistant camera
Rick Neff .... camera operator
Jonathan Nussbaum .... dolly grip: New York (as Jon Nussbaum)
Craig Peiffer .... dolly grip
Frank Rinato .... second assistant camera: New York
Ken Tosic .... assistant chief lighting technician (as Kenneth Tosic)
Bobby Vercruse .... second electric: New York (as Robert Vercruse)
Robert Wagner .... additional photographer: New York
Don Whipple .... dolly grip (as Donald Whipple Jr.)
Savas Alatis .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Mike Bonnaud .... lamp operator (uncredited)
Casting Department
Grant Wilfley .... casting associate: New York
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jill E. Anderson .... assistant wardrobe: New York (as Jill Anderson)
Nino Iapaolo .... tailor: Mr. Seagal
Marcia Patten .... assistant wardrobe: New York
Laurie Riley .... costumer (as Laurie M. Riley)
Deirdre N. Williams .... costume supervisor (as Deirdre Williams)
Editorial Department
Derek Berlatsky .... additional editor
Arthur J. Codron .... assistant editor
Michael Eliot .... additional film editor
Fran Kaplan .... first assistant editor
Dan Patsch .... color timer
Brian Ralph .... negative cutter
Robert Raring .... color timer (as Bob Raring)
Joanna Jimenez .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Virginia S. Ellsworth .... music editor
Robert Fernandez .... orchestra recordist (as Bobby Fernandez)
David Michael Frank .... orchestrator
Mick Guzauski .... music mixer
Mick Guzauski .... music recordist
John La Salandra .... music editor (as John LaSalandra)
Gary Lux .... music mixer
Gary Lux .... music recordist
Lawrence Schwartz .... orchestrator (as Larry Schwartz)
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
George Doering .... musician (uncredited)
E. Gedney Webb .... music assistant (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Steven R. Hammond .... transportation captain: New York
Tom Heilig .... transportation co-captain: New York (as Thomas Heilig)
Dick Johnson .... transportation captain (as Richard D. Johnson)
Craig Pinkard .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Conrad Bailey .... production associate: New York
Kim Bonham .... animal trainer
Lee Brown .... gunsmith: Mr. Seagal
Jack Cipolla .... technical advisor: New York
Joe Everett .... unit publicist (as Joseph L. Everett)
Vanessa Flynn .... production aide
Gail Geibel .... production coordinator: New York
David G. George .... assistant: Mr. Macgregor-Scott
Bruce Goldman .... production aide
Jan Katz .... production office coordinator
Teresa Korn .... assistant: Mr. Nasso
Raeanne Malone .... assistant: Mr. Seagal
Kathryn Mindala .... assistant accountant
Tom Moore .... script supervisor
Maria Norman .... assistant: Mr. Kopelson
Diana Pappajohn .... production secretary
Peter Pastorelli .... location manager: New York
John Riggio .... location coordinator: New York
Judson Schwartz .... location manager
Adam M. Stone .... production aide (as Adam Stone)
Rosanne Vogel .... production accountant
Chris Ziesmer .... production aide
Suzanne Ziesmer .... production aide
Lyda Blank .... location assistant (uncredited)
Joy Todd .... very special thanks
Crew verified as complete

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Rated R for strong violence and language, and for sensuality and drug use
91 min | Germany:82 min (heavily cut) | Germany:88 min | Sweden:88 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby Stereo (4 channels)
Australia:R | Brazil:18 | Canada:R (Ontario) | Canada:16+ (Quebec) | Canada:18A (re-rating) | Finland:K-18 | Finland:K-16 (cut) | Finland:K-15 (uncut DVD version) | France:-12 (DVD rating) | France:-16 (original rating) | Germany:18 (JK/SPIO) (uncut) | Germany:18 (video rating) (cut) | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R18 | Norway:18 | Philippines:R-18 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:R | USA:NC-17 (original rating)

Did You Know?

Out for Justice Release Date: 12 April 1991 Jerry Orbach ... Capt. Ronnie Donziger

"Law & Order" Point of View Original Air Date: 25 November 1992 (Season 3, Episode 9) First appearance of Jerry Orbach as Det. Lennie Briscoe, a role he'd play through the end of season 14.See more »
Revealing mistakes: When Gino confronts Ritchie's dad in his own home, he looks down at the floor to make sure he hits his (very visible) mark.See more »
Richie Madano:What are ya gonna do? Shoot me? I'm outta bullets!
Detective Gino Felino NYPD:Nope, but you see those bullets could've saved you a lot of pain.
Richie Madano:I like pain.
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12 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Good martial arts almost make up for bad plotting, dialogue, acting and delivery, 21 June 2004
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

Detective Gino Felino is a tough officer in the NYPD Narcotics unit – he is very big on justice and finds even a $3million drugs bust is not enough to stop him taking the time to beat up a cruel pimp. When his friend and partner, Bobby, is murdered in front of his wife and daughter by a drugged up wannabe mobster Richie Madano, Gino takes on his own investigation. Given an unmarked police car and a shotgun by his Captain, Gino goes 'out for justice' in Brooklyn – seeking to bring Richie in by any means necessary, even if it means putting him and many of his men in body bags to do it……

Steven Seagal films have always been the same and will always be the same – the only thing that seems to change is the dating of the film (music, co-stars, setting etc) and the man himself. Here we have a film that does just what many of his films do – pit him against a series of bad guys as he tries to right a wrong (in this case avenge a friend). So basically, if you like Seagal then it is likely that, for all their weaknesses in terms of plotting and production values, you will enjoy his early films more than his modern ones simply because the man himself is much more impressive here than he has been for years. In terms of martial arts skill he is very lean and fast, producing action scenes that lack expensive special effects but feature bone crunching moves and solid skill from Seagal (even if the bad guys help him by coming at him one or two at a time even when there's 15 of them!).

Of course in terms of plot, character and dialogue this is mostly rubbish, but very few viewers will have come to this film expecting it to be strong in these areas. The plot is not about justice – it is revenge and the film never gives this any airtime at all, focusing on bad guys being kicked instead; but when he takes a shotgun and goes out on his own the film leaves you in no doubt that he is more a vigilante with a badge than a cop who is after justice – punishment and beatings are not justice! The plot is no more than a series of fights as Gino hunts down Richie and the dialogue is very little more than some sermonising, tough talk and lots of 'where's Richie' being mumbled in a pretty forced Italian/Brooklyn accent – the occasional bit of bad ADR doesn't help either. It has the occasional good idea but doesn't do much with them as it is more interested in getting to the punch (literally). Production values are not low but they don't compare to his bigger budget things, but 'Brooklyn' looks OK and the film is never set-bound but the music has dated badly and it never feels like it cost very much.

The cast is surprisingly full thanks to plenty of good fortune in the process. Needless to say Seagal is poor when he isn't punching people: his forced accent is pretty poor and he can't make his character anymore than a two-dimensional 'angry cop' cliché. It's not all his fault, his character is lumbered with having to try and be a 'good cop' who just happens to be really friendly with all the local mobsters (except the ones that use drugs – oh, they are the bad ones!) and creates a character that seems to change totally whenever the script demands it. A chubby Forsythe can't do anything other than overact as a villain that has to be extra-bad so that he stands out as not just being another mobster – he is OK for this sort of material but if you look closely at his hands you'll see that those are not gold rings but actually pineapple rings! The support cast is a mix of well known faces in minor roles – some were famous before this film but many others have become famous since, giving the film added interest. The support includes Jerry Orbach, Gina Gershon, Julianna Marguiles (ER), Dominic Chianese (Sopranos) and a very hard to spot early role for John Leguizamo (but don't worry, he gets punched and shot!).

Overall this is not a good film but it does have plenty of good action and is proof that, for all his limitations and recent failures, Seagal was once a good martial artist and he shows it here. The fights are good and almost make up the weak acting, poorly developed plot, average dialogue and low budget but, to be honest, if you're not a fan of Seagal then there isn't a great deal here for you.

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