Above the Law (1988)
'He was a covert agent trained in Vietnam. He has a master 6th degree black belt in Aikido... and family in the Mafia. He's a cop with an attitude.'

This is Seagal's first movie, and so the formula seemed fresh and exciting at the time. Also we know that people in the 80s were, in general, depressed about life, so insane action movies were huge as forms of escapism. As you can see, we have a close-up of Seagal holding a gun on the poster. The title follows the naming scheme perfectly and Seagal plays an ex-CIA agent who is currently a cop. The plot deviates somewhat from the formula, but in the end Seagal saves the day by killing a lot of people, and isn't that what really matters? I think so.