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The Specialist (1975)

R | | Thriller | May 1975 (USA)
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 »

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Jerry Bounds
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Pike Smith
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Londa Wyeth
Harvey Jason ...
Hardin Smith
Alvy Moore ...
Bailiff Humbolt
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Elizabeth Bounds
Howard Avedis ...
Alec Sharkey (as Russell Schmidt)
Charles Knapp ...
Judge Davis
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Arthur Farley
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Bar Hearing Reporter
Alec Jason ...
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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

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When You Carry Weapons Like Hers, You're Never Out Of Work! See more »

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

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The Specialist
Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Sung by Lou Rawls
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Courtroom Snooze-fest with a little T + A
20 May 2002 | by (Keene, NH USA) – See all my reviews

This was really a surprise for me. Knowing this was made by Crown International in the 70's, I expected a fun, sleazy good time. Instead I found this to be a stiff, talky courtroom piece, with little going for it other than Adam West uttering a couple of vulgarities and a fun title tune by Lou Rawls. I'd really like to see how this film was sold to audiences at the time, as it plays like an R-rated episode of MATLOCK. How did Crown International get theaters who were used to their mix of vans, cheerleaders and beach babes, to show a semi-serious drama about jury tampering? Beware....


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