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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.

Director:

Luis Llosa

Writers:

John Shirley (Specialist novels), Alexandra Seros
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sylvester Stallone ... Ray Quick
Sharon Stone ... May Munro
James Woods ... Ned Trent
Rod Steiger ... Joe Leon
Eric Roberts ... Tomas Leon
Mario Ernesto Sánchez ... Charlie
Sergio Doré Jr. Sergio Doré Jr. ... Strongarm
Chase Randolph Chase Randolph ... May's Dad
Jeana Bell Jeana Bell ... May's Mom
Brittany Paige Bouck Brittany Paige Bouck ... Young May
Emilio Estefan Jr. ... Piano Player
LaGaylia Frazier LaGaylia Frazier ... Singer #1
Ramón González Cuevas Ramón González Cuevas ... Priest at Cemetery
Tony Munafo Tony Munafo ... Tony
Cheito Quinonez 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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Taglines:

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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Details

Country:

Peru | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Specialist See more »

Filming Locations:

Cookeville, Tennessee, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$57,362,581

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$170,400,000
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Michael Douglas, who gave Sylvester Stallone the Black Death vodka, had also co-starred with Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct (1992). What's more, composers John Barry and Jerry Goldsmith both have first names that start with the same letter. See more »

Goofs

Ray Quick puts explosives in the crack of the window, in the hotel. But when the bombs go off there is no explosion from the explosive in the window. See more »

Quotes

Ray Quick: [to a pregnant lady on the bus] Here, why don't you take my seat.
[as soon as he gets up, one of the punk kids jumps into the seat]
Ray Quick: That seat's taken.
Punk #1: Fuck you.
Ray Quick: Excuse me?
Punk #1: Fuck you.
Ray Quick: [nods, then removes his sunglasses and hands them to the lady] Hold these, please.
[she does; he flips the punk out of the seat and starts kicking him in the chest repeatedly. More punks attack him, one of which pulls out a switchblade knife and tries to use it on Ray; he stops it]
Ray Quick: I hate knives.
[...]
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Connections

Featured in Bad Movie Beatdown: The Specialist (2010) 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 SCHAGELASee 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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