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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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Stan Munro
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Alice Munro
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Ramón González Cuevas ...
Priest at Cemetery
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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

In the 1984 prologue, Ray and Ned are on a CIA mission in Colombia and are wearing military fatigues. As noted in the Tom Clancy novel Clear and Present Danger, which was set in Colombia during the 1980s, fatigues are not commonly worn by legitimate military personnel in Colombia and would not be used by covert operatives there. The proper "blending in" outfit in this situation would be some kind of khaki gear. See more »

Quotes

Ray Quick: You like watching them die? You like taking them down? Now I'm taking you down. You're finished in the agency. You're going no higher. You're as dead as those people in the river. We both are.
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References White Heat (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

Mental Picture
Written by Jon Secada and Miguel Morejon
Produced by Jon Secada and Emilio Estefan Jr.
Performed by Jon Secada
Courtesy of EMA Records Group North America
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18 January 2002 | by (Apeldoorn, Holland) – See all my reviews

Although I'm not really a Sly-fan I found this movie highly entertaining and it made me laugh quite a lot. I totally agree with the comment of bensonl who, in my opinion understands the value of entertainment. Right you are, mate! I think it's silly to look for a good plot (is there one?) in an action flick like this. Anyway, who cares? If you're in for a plot go see 'Usual Suspects', I'd say.

By the way, if you're being led by all the negative comments, you'll miss the chance of (yet again) seeing Sharon without clothes.....mmmm! 8 out of 10 to push up the score.


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