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The Specialist (1994)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  7 October 1994 (USA)
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A woman entices a bomb expert she's involved with into destroying the mafia that killed her family.

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Storyline

Ray Quick is a bomb expert who worked for the CIA along with a guy named Ned Trent, who's extremely demented. When they have a falling out, Ray becomes a freelancer who lives off the grid. A woman named May Munro contacts and wants him to kill the three men who killed her family years ago, who work for the Leon crime family. Ray does it and after killing the first one, the Leons need to find the one who did it and it turns out Ned is now working for them and they task him with finding the bomber. The Leons get him to work with the police and he looks for the bomber. In the meantime Ray, while working on getting the others, can't help but follow May wherever she goes. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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The government taught him to kill. Now he's using his skills to help a woman seek revenge against the Miami underworld.


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Rated R for strong violence, sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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7 October 1994 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

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£6,344,320 (UK) (24 February 1995)
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Trivia

Eric Roberts is only two years older than Sharon Stone. In the film his character was supposed to have killed her parents when she was a child. See more »

Goofs

The window in the hotel was broken by the henchman flying through it. But when the room falls into the water the glass is fine. See more »

Quotes

Ned: [Walks into the church as a priest and a few others are walking out with the casket that allegedly carries May]
[to the priest, calmly]
Ned: Open the casket.
Priest: Who are you?
Ned: [Pulls his gun on them and yells] I said open the fucking casket!
[They do, he looks, then walks away in disgust]
Ned: Bitch.
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Referenced in The Larry Sanders Show: The Mr. Sharon Stone Show (1994) See more »

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Love Is the Thing
Written by Lawrence Dermer (as Lawrence P. Dermer)
Produced by Emilio Estefan Jr. and Lawrence Dermer (as Lawrence P. Dermer)
Performed by Donna Allen
Courtesy of Crescent Moon Records, Inc.
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James Wood is outstanding
28 March 2012 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Full of entertainment. Nicely paced with minimum of dialogues and full of action. The muscles of Sly and beauty of Stone work well. But for me James Wood is simply superb and somewhat stole the show with witty performance.

Sly is as usual as is Sharon Stone, however Eric Roberts did justice to his role. Plot was almost non existent but you don't need it in such a fast movie. And yes, don't miss the opening shot of Sly and Wood. It is vary good

The fight scene in the bus with Sly saying "I hate knives" was a good piece of direction. Don't miss it just sit back and enjoy. You might want to see it one more time, maybe.


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