Steven Seagal made his film debut in 1988 with "Above the Law" and brought prominence to the Martial Art of Aikido, being a 7th-dan black belter himself. As he got older, his waist got wider and his films had fewer martial arts scenes. I only watched Half Past Dead (his last film to be released in movie theatres) because of Nia Peeples, who starred as Four-niner Six, part of a group of terrorists who parachuted onto the newly reopened Alcatraz prison (The Rock) to find Lester McKenna (Bruce Weitz), the first prisoner scheduled to be executed. Lester had stolen $200,000,000 worth of gold bricks in a heist that resulted in five deaths and the terrorists want him to give up the location of his hidden stash of gold. In a scene where she fights with Ja Rule (American rapper) starring as Nick Frazier (buddy to Sascha, Seagal's character), she is kicka** cool, the femme fatale (much like Famke Janssen was as Xenia Onatopp in Golden Eye as a lust murderer and Trevelyan's henchwoman who enjoys crushing and asphyxiating her enemies between her strong thighs - hubba! hubba!)
In this film, Steven has a bandana over his head (presumably to cover his receding hairline) and wears prisoner's overalls (to cover his expanding waistline).