MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 873 this week

The Specialist (1975)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama  |  May 1975 (USA)
4.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.2/10 from 70 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 7 critic

Adam West stars in The Specialist as Jerry Bounds, an upright crusader standing up against the water company's efforts to exploit a local lake. John Anderson plays his opponent, Pike Smith,... See full summary »

Director:

(as Hikmet Avedis)

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay) (as Hikmet Avedis) , 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: June

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in June, brought to you by Swiffer.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 32 titles
created 08 Jul 2011
 
a list of 8236 titles
created 10 Aug 2011
 
a list of 1248 titles
created 01 May 2012
 
a list of 292 titles
created 05 Feb 2014
 
a list of 200 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Specialist" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Specialist (1975)

The Specialist (1975) on IMDb 4.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Specialist.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Young women have an adventure in the African jungle - where they are harassed by gentle men, and wild monkeys.

Directors: Louis Soulanes, Zygmunt Sulistrowski
Stars: Darr Poran, Carrie Rochelle, Alice Marie
Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Volker von Alzey, the royal bard of the Burgunds (far greater then modern Burgundy), ruled by the Christian, papist king Gunther, who has two brave, loyal brothers and a sister Kriemhild, ... See full summary »

Director: Harald Reinl
Stars: Uwe Beyer, Rolf Henniger, Siegfried Wischnewski
Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.7/10 X  

An alien civilization, which facing eminent extinction, kidnaps two famous genetic scientists from Earth. A troop of soldiers is dispatched to combat the humanoid robots and rescue the victims.

Director: Alfonso Brescia
Stars: Antonio Sabato, Yanti Somer, Malisa Longo
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

While searching for their estranged mother, two beautiful sisters, Dagmar and Ursula, arrive at a luxurious seaside hotel. At the same time, a mysterious killer starts murdering promiscuous women in the area.

Director: Enzo Milioni
Stars: Barbara Magnolfi, Stefania D'Amario, Anna Zinnemann
Bizarre (1970)
Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A brainy sex flick with a sense of humor, the film begins with a narrator/mummy who guides us through a number of vignettes promising to show what some of us go through in the pursuit of ... See full summary »

Director: Antony Balch
Stars: Richard Schulman, Janet Spearman, Dorothy Grumbar
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A slice of life of the movie business, this satire blends drama, comedy, sensuality and suspense as it illustrates the ups and downs of showbiz through the lives of a few "wanna-be" movers and shakers of the Hollywood film industry.

Director: Michael Weaver
Stars: Nancy Alexander, Alicia Allain, India Allen
Virgin High (1991)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.6/10 X  

A girl gets in trouble with her parents for allegedly fooling around with her boyfriend, and they send her to a catholic girls' high school. There she finds that one of the students (... See full summary »

Director: Richard Gabai
Stars: Richard Gabai, Tracy Dali, Burt Ward
The Teacher (1974)
Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

18-year-old Sean's first summer after completing high school is much spent with 28-year-old teacher Diane, whose husband is too often motorcycle-racing instead of with her. Wacko Ralph also... See full summary »

Director: Howard Avedis
Stars: Angel Tompkins, Jay North, Anthony James
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Mirai, a high school girl, is transferred to an upscale private girls school. She soon finds out the school not only cultivates young minds, but also supplies young bodies to rich ... See full summary »

Director: Mototsugu Watanabe
Stars: Kyôko Hashimoto, Ayumi Taguchi, Yutaka Ikejima
The Mafu Cage (1978)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Two strange sisters live in a crumbling mansion, where they keep a pet ape, which belonged to their late father, locked in a cage. While one of the sisters seems to be keeping her head on ... See full summary »

Director: Karen Arthur
Stars: Lee Grant, Carol Kane, Will Geer
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

Returning home late one night from a business trip to Mexico, architect Frank Delgado finds the car of wealthy client Alan Richmond in his driveway. Suspecting that his wife Margo and ... See full summary »

Director: Howard Avedis
Stars: Alejandro Rey, John Anderson, Katherine Justice
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

When their straight-laced sister loses her job and returns home, Maria and Christel's sex lives grinds to a halt. They conspire, with the aid of a "potency pill," to change her views about sex. But little goes as planned.

Directors: Franz Antel, Michel Caputo
Stars: Sybil Danning, Eva Garden, Alena Penz
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Jerry Bounds
...
Pike Smith
Ahna Capri ...
Londa Wyeth
Harvey Jason ...
Hardin Smith
Alvy Moore ...
Bailiff Humbolt
Marlene Schmidt ...
Elizabeth Bounds
Howard Avedis ...
Alec Sharkey (as Russell Schmidt)
Charles Knapp ...
Judge Davis
Chuck Boyd ...
Arthur Farley
Robert Shayne ...
Chairman Hopkins
...
Nude Model
Jacqueline Jacobs ...
Bar Hearing Reporter
Alec Jason ...
Witness
Edit

Storyline

Adam West stars in The Specialist as Jerry Bounds, an upright crusader standing up against the water company's efforts to exploit a local lake. John Anderson plays his opponent, Pike Smith, who at the start of the film smashes the glass out of a door at Bounds' law firm, to prove that "Nobody crosses Pike Smith and profits by it!" Written by ShadowMan

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Every BODY has its price! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

May 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Especialista  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 7 (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

The Specialist
Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Sung by Lou Rawls
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Ho hum
31 October 2012 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

This Crown International Picture is unusual in that unlike most of its drive in movies, this effort takes itself much more seriously than usual. Oh, there are a few humorous moments (unintentional as well as intentional), and the movie does deliver a few scenes that display T and A, but otherwise the movie is surprisingly sober. I don't immediately object to the fact the filmmakers took this project more seriously, but I object to the way they depicted this serious story. The main problem is that the movie moves much too slow for its own good; a little jolt would have liven things up considerably. Also, Adam West gives a pretty poor performance, and his character gets much of the focus. The Lou Rawles-sung title song is great, and the movie has an unexpected ending, but more likely than not you'll drift to sleep long before the end credits start unfolding.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Specialist (1975) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?