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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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Mario Ernesto Sánchez ...
Charlie
Sergio Doré Jr. ...
Strongarm
Chase Randolph ...
May's Dad
Jeana Bell ...
May's Mom
Brittany Paige Bouck ...
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Piano Player
LaGaylia Frazier ...
Singer #1
Ramón González Cuevas ...
Priest at Cemetery
Tony Munafo ...
Tony
Cheito Quinonez ...
Singer at Party
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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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Killing is his profession. Revenge is her goal. Together they take on the battle against the underworld of Miami. See more »


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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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$57,362,581 (USA)
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Trivia

Theatrical trailer shows a few extra shots and additional lines from some scenes, these include two shots with more dialogue from Trent in couple scenes and shot of May slapping Joe Leon in face when Trent brings her to him. 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

Tomas Leon: Hey, you!
Ray Quick: [Looks around]
Tomas Leon: Yeah, I'm talking to you. You think you know me? I asked you a question. You think you know me? 'Cause the way you're looking at me, we must be old friends. Where did we meet?
Ray Quick: Nowhere.
Tomas Leon: [grabs Ray] Nowhere. You like the bitch? Huh?
Ray Quick: [starts to walks away]
Tomas Leon: [grabs Ray] Maybe you like me.
Ray Quick: No, I don't like you.
Tomas Leon: Then don't stare so hard. Somebody could...
[pulls out switchblade]
[...]
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Connections

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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Over-The-Top-But Entertaining Revenge Flick
13 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Hey, I enjoy a good revenge movie as well as the next guy, even though I know forgiveness is the better way. Revenge films satisfy base urges in all of us. But, holy smokes, this crosses the line a little bit with the glorification of such....at least with the ending (which I won't give away but involves Sharon Stone's character).

Along the way is a fun ride as the revenge-obsessed Stone hires Sylvester Stallon (The Specialist, a term for his bomb-making talents) to kill all the people responsible for her parents' murder years earlier.

The villains are over-the-top, to say the least. One almost has to laugh out loud at one of them: James Woods. Few people in his era (70s and 80s mainly) were better at playing despicable villains than Woods, and in this film he plays that role to the hilt. He also rattles off the best line in the movie when he tells some tourist to "get a new shirt, too."

The other villains are played by Eric Roberts and Rod Steiger. Roberts is nasty and arrogant all the way and Steiger - as he has so often since the 1970s - appears cartoonish in his over-acting.

The film moves quickly which means it's very entertaining and some of the bombing scenes are quite memorable, such as a chunk of a condo building falling into the ocean.

Even though the villains are really nasty, there are no "good guys" here, either. Everyone is seriously flawed, as is the message of the film. I guess this is one of those "guilty pleasure" movies they talk about, because I still enjoy watching it every five or so years.


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