5.7/10
3,095
29 user 34 critic

The Russian Specialist (2005)

The Mechanik (original title)
Spetnaz (Special Ops) veteran Nick Cherenko leaves Russia after his son and wife are killed in a gunfight by drug lord Aleksandr 'Sasha' Popov's mob men. He's threatened with exposure as ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (story)
Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Video

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A Soviet-trained assassin is determined to escape his double life as a hitman and as a husband-father.

Director: Dolph Lundgren
Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Stefanie von Pfetten, Samantha Ferris
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

When the Russian Premier is taken hostage at a rock concert in Moscow, it's up to a drummer, an ex-biker, to save him.

Director: Dolph Lundgren
Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Melissa Molinaro, Hristo Shopov
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A mysterious stranger rolls into town on a unique motorcycle. All he carries is the bible and a desire for justice. Past vengeance collides as Ryder rights an injustice from his past and liberates the small town from a malicious oppressor.

Director: Dolph Lundgren
Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Kateri Walker, Chelsea Ricketts
The Defender (2004)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Today - the global war on terror rages on. The United States will not give an inch against terrorists, especially Mohamed Jamar, considered to be the worst of them all. Jamar has been ... See full summary »

Director: Dolph Lundgren
Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Jerry Springer, Shakara Ledard
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

An American prisoner in a Russian jail is given a chance at freedom if he can rescue a kidnapped American woman.

Director: Danny Lerner
Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Gina May, Michael Paré
Action | Romance | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

The tough and cold mercenary Warchild, is working for the man who took care of his war training and upbringing, the greedy General Ruechang. Ruechang is planning to take over the country by... See full summary »

Director: Isaac Florentine
Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Valerie Chow
Direct Action (2004)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Frank Gannon, a veteran cop, is being hunted by his fellow police officers after they learned he has betrayed the brotherhood and exposed to the feds wide scale corruption of the LAPD. He has one day left to prove his case and survive.

Director: Sidney J. Furie
Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Polly Shannon, Donald Burda
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Waxman is a former Special Forces soldier who is now working as a heavily armed assassin for a top secret government agency. When a covert mission goes terribly wrong, Waxman and fellow assassin Clegg become that agency's prime targets.

Director: Russell Mulcahy
Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Gina Bellman, Conrad Dunn
Men of War (1994)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A former Special Ops soldier leads a group of mercenaries to an island in the South China Sea: their mission is obtain the rights to the unusual treasure that the island beholds.

Director: Perry Lang
Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Charlotte Lewis, BD Wong
Army of One (1993)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A framed prison escapee unknowingly kidnaps a female cop en-route to a rendezvous with the corrupt cop who put him behind bars.

Director: Vic Armstrong
Stars: Dolph Lundgren, George Segal, Kristian Alfonso
Hidden Agenda (2001)
Action | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

When the FBI can't protect a witness, it's up to ex-agent Price and his own protection program to take them under.

Director: Marc S. Grenier
Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Maxim Roy, Brigitte Paquette
Action | Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A CIA agent gets caught up in political intrigue after he gets brought in to solve the murder of a Cuban ambassador.

Director: Ted Kotcheff
Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Maruschka Detmers, Assumpta Serna
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
William Burton
Ivan Petrushinov ...
Aleksandr 'Sasha' Popov
...
Julia Abramoff
...
Achmed (as Raicho Vassilev)
Assen Blatechki ...
Yuri
Antony Argirov ...
Serie
Valeri Yordanov ...
Alexi
...
Pavel
Ivaylo Geraskov ...
Leo (as Ivailo Geraskov)
...
Alina Cherenko
Naum Shopov ...
Vanya Cherenko
Atanas Srebrev ...
John Ridley (as Nasko Srebrev)
Levana Finkelstein ...
Mary Abramoff
Nikolai Sotirov ...
Victor Chertoff
Edit

Storyline

Spetnaz (Special Ops) veteran Nick Cherenko leaves Russia after his son and wife are killed in a gunfight by drug lord Aleksandr 'Sasha' Popov's mob men. He's threatened with exposure as illegal car mechanic in L.A. by a fellow ex-pat tycoon who offers him $500,000 to liberate her kidnapped daughter. He only takes the job when told the capturers are Sasha's goons again. The mission's long path to find the girl and escape over the Finnish border, where his team is to be paid, is littered with blood and corpses. Written by KGF Vissers

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

They took his family. Now he's out for revenge.

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence, language, some sexuality and drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

|

Release Date:

2 November 2006 (United Arab Emirates)  »

Also Known As:

The Russian Specialist  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

When Dolph Lundgren approached Nu Image films with the wish of directing a second movie, Nu Image agreed, as long as two rules were followed: Lundgren must play the leading man, and the movie must incorporate locations under ownership of Nu image. This second rule meant Lundgren had to write the entire script based fully on the locations given to him by Nu image. See more »

Goofs

In some scenes the registrations of the cars are Russian, in others they are Bulgarian. See more »

Quotes

William Burton: What's your plan?
Nick Cherenko: Kill Them All.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Making of 'The Mechanik' (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Cut Me
Written by Brian Schram (ASCAP)
Performed by The Brian Schram Band
Courtesy of Cadence Entertainment
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Excellent Piece of revenge cinema.
20 January 2006 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I saw this film for rent and although it's not the sort of film I'd usually go for, being a Dolph Lundgren movie, I was intrigued by the cool looking front cover. I read up some reviews, courtesy of IMDb, the only ones I could find. It did seem a popular movie.

Anyways I hired it and I must say the IMDb rating doesn't do this film justice. It is really a surprise because it has some great little moments in it. Also it packs a punch in the more violent scenes and doesn't hold back, and I mean I was really wincing in some moments.

It didn't occur to me until the film opened and credited Lundgren himself as director. He did a fantastic job and his portrayal of violence really hits home like my favorite director Mr Paul Verhoeven. Lundgren I know is someone critics always mock, like Schwarzenegger, but Lundgren really shows talent as a director. I will have to watch his other film the Defender. In regards to the acting, Lundgren also did a good job. Ben Cross is a good actor too and he does well in this film.

This is overall a quality piece, well worth watching.


28 of 37 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
GOOD MOVIE!!! fcuervo
A typical Steven Segal movie.. mirelm
pretty bad droctagon
New Title: The Russian Specialist marcodekkers
hmm.. what a coincidence.. lmaorofl
Not quite an average movie.. almost a bad movie.. jsenright
Discuss The Russian Specialist (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?