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The Specialist (1994)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sergio Doré Jr. ...
Chase Randolph ...
May's Dad
Jeana Bell ...
May's Mom
Brittany Paige Bouck ...
Young May
Piano Player
LaGaylia Frazier ...
Singer #1
Ramón González Cuevas ...
Priest at Cemetery
Tony Munafo ...
Cheito Quinonez ...
Singer at Party


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

7 October 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Specialist  »

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Box Office


$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,317,765, 9 October 1994, Wide Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Sylvester Stallone had this to say on filming the shower scene with Sharon Stone:

"OK. Let it be known, I didn't want to do this scene because Sharon was not cooperating. We get to the set and she decides not to take her robe off. The director asks only a few of the crew to remain, and she still won't take it off. I promised her I wouldn't take any liberties, so what's the problem? She said, 'I'm just sick of nudity.' I asked her if she could get sick of it on someone else's film. She was having none of it, so I went down to my trailer, brought back a bottle of Black Death vodka that was given to me by Michael Douglas and after half-a-dozen shots we were wet and wild." See more »


After confronting Stallone at the restaurant with a gold colored knife, Thomas (Eric Roberts) gets in the car on the left side of Sharon Stone. When the car pulls in to her place he is on the right side of her. See more »


Ned Trent: Who gave you permission to smile? Shut up!
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References Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993) See more »


El duro soy yo
Written by Demetrio Tatis
Produced by Emilio Estefan Jr., Jorge Casas and Clay Ostwald
Performed by Tony Tatis y su Meringue Sound
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Stallone + Stone = Fireworks!
28 July 2000 | by 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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