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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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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

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

Mario Van Peebles was attached to direct the movie in 1991 but bailed. See more »

Goofs

When Ray and May are escaping his compound in the escape tunnel, it shows part of the concrete ceiling give way and collapse on the tunnel floor. The next time we see them, moments later, the escape tunnel is clear of all debris. See more »

Quotes

Ned: [to Parking Attendant, Jon Curry] Who gave you permission to smile? Shut up!
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References White Heat (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

Turn the Beat Around
Written by Peter Jackson and Gerald Jackson
Produced by Emilio Estefan Jr. and Lawrence Dermer (as Lawrence P. Dermer)
Performed by Gloria Estefan
Courtesy of Epic Records
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Stallone + Stone = Fireworks!
28 July 2000 | by (NJ) – See all my reviews

This seems like a film tailor-made so Sly & Sharon can 'strut their stuff' in the coupling dept. Sharon vamps, Sly warbles thru his lines. Yea, he's got a deep & sexy voice but you can only pick up on what he's saying to her on the phone if you got close-caption on your set! Anyway, they both look VERY fine in this film. James Woods is the pest you'll love to hate being the back-stabber that he is. "Slime" is the only word to use for Eric Roberts role & Rod Steiger's Hispanic accent is fun! See the edited version of this one. It's got a slick color to it that's quite appealing being that it was shot in Miami where everything's bright pink & green.


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