By Marty Mulrooney
Steven Seagal. The first words that spring to most people’s minds upon hearing his name are: action star. Well, star might be an exaggeration. Perhaps washed-up action star would be more appropriate? (Ouch, yet certainly true.) But did you know he is also a cop in the State of Louisiana?
Seagal hasn’t been on my radar since 2001’s Exit Wounds (he only managed one more studio film after that before moving straight to DVD) and he certainly never made another film as good as Under Siege, which was campy fun at best.
But then, out of nowhere, he stars in a reality TV show (which he produces himself of course) that mixes Cops with every naff action flick he has ever made. The result is comedy genius.