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The Expert (1995)

R | | Action | 6 April 1995 (USA)
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Johnny's sister is brutally attacked and murdered by a sadistic serial killer. At the trial, he is sentenced to be electrocuted, but a bleeding heart liberal has the sentence commuted to a ... See full summary »

Directors:

Rick Avery, William Lustig (uncredited)

Writers:

Max Allan Collins (screenplay), Jill Gatsby (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeff Speakman ... John Lomax
James Brolin ... Warden Munsey
Michael Shaner Michael Shaner ... Martin Kagan
Alex Datcher ... Dr. Alice Barnes
Wolfgang Bodison ... Dan Mason
Elizabeth Gracen ... Liz Pierce
Norm Woodel ... Bill Loomis
Jim Varney ... Snake
Michelle Nagy ... Jenny Lomax
Red West ... Judge
William Barry Scott William Barry Scott ... Capt. Jackson
Jophery C. Brown ... Joe Himes
Robby Robinson Robby Robinson ... Tex
Ramon Estevez ... Tomas
Dan Chandler Dan Chandler ... Governor
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Storyline

Johnny's sister is brutally attacked and murdered by a sadistic serial killer. At the trial, he is sentenced to be electrocuted, but a bleeding heart liberal has the sentence commuted to a mental facility. Here, he will interact with other model prisoners and give talks at schools while he is being treated. The only problem is that Johnny, being a ex-special forces trainer, is coming to the prison to seek his own justice and that does not include rehabilitation. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Country:

USA | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 April 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ekspert See more »

Filming Locations:

Nashville, Tennessee, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

According to screenwriter Max Allan Collins, the original script for The Expert was more akin to The Dirty Dozen, with a group of ex-Green Berets breaking into death row to fulfill the executions after the courts repeal the death penalty. When Jeff Speakman was cast, the producers had the script re-written as a vehicle for him. See more »

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Warden Munsey: We all have a dark place, and I don't like to visit mine, but I will if I have to.
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References Deliverance (1972) See more »

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Not worth your time or attention
3 June 2003 | by Maciste_BrotherSee all my reviews

THE EXPERT, starring Jeff Speakman, is the definition of DULL!!!

Dull, characters, dull situations, dull direction, dull actors, dull cinematography, dull music.

I don't really understand this movie. Is it supposed to be an action movie? It's almost as if Speakman wanted to be in a serious movie but the level of acting and writing found in THE EXPERT is below your average TV drama. And there are some typical "Speakman pummeling bad guys" scenes here and there but the main aspect of the movie relies on some sort of believable drama, which is totally wrong for Speakman or is so badly directed that it just doesn't work with the action star. In the end, this confused movie looks and feels very nondescript and bland. The worst aspect of THE EXPERT is the music. The composer is a Jerry Goldsmith wannabe, with his pompous and melodramatic score, which simply doesn't belong in this kind of (dull) movie. It's as if the producers knew they had a very dull product on their hands and they asked the composer to make the film feel more compelling and dramatic with his score, which makes the entire movie look even more confused, goofier and dull.

Don't waste your time watching this, even if you're a Jeff Speakman fan.


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