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The Russian Specialist (2005)

The Mechanik (original title)
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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:

Dolph Lundgren

Writers:

Bryan Edward Hill (screenplay), Dolph Lundgren (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dolph Lundgren ... Nikolai Cherenko
Ben Cross ... William Burton
Ivan Petrushinov Ivan Petrushinov ... Aleksandr 'Sasha' Popov
Olivia Lee ... Julia Abramoff
Raicho Vasilev Raicho Vasilev ... Achmed (as Raicho Vassilev)
Assen Blatechki Assen Blatechki ... Yuri
Antony Argirov Antony Argirov ... Serie
Valeri Yordanov ... Alexi
Dejan Angelov Dejan Angelov ... Pavel
Ivaylo Geraskov Ivaylo Geraskov ... Leo (as Ivailo Geraskov)
Hilda van der Meulen ... Alina Cherenko
Naum Shopov Naum Shopov ... Vanya Cherenko
Atanas Srebrev ... John Ridley (as Nasko Srebrev)
Levana Finkelstein ... Mary Abramoff
Nikolai Sotirov Nikolai Sotirov ... Victor Chertoff
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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

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

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Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Replaced "The Controller", another project pre-sold by Nu Image with Dolph Lundgren and to be directed by Sidney J. Furie (with whom they had made "Detention and "Direct Action"). The movie was never produced but "The Mechanik" was released as "Controller" in Greece and is sometimes listed as such whe it airs on TV. See more »

Goofs

When Nikolai escaped with the bike, he escapes alongside a canal. In the next shot he is clearly driving that same road in reverse, only the camera's point of view is different. All the buildings are the same. See more »

Quotes

Natalya: Men know how to kill, women how to survive.
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Connections

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

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Kislorod
Written & Performed by Rushi Vidinliev
Published by Centre-Stage Ltd. Records
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Better than I expected
25 April 2006 | by target-10See all my reviews

I just viewed "The Mechanik/Russian Specialist". It was a better movie than I expected. The basic plot has been done multiple times and I rate it favorably with other comparable movies. The action was good though in some instances a bit over the top. I would have liked to have seen more character development from the character Nick and the young kidnapped lady. Nick's character was too one dimensional. There were missed opportunities to develop these characters, (especially when they stayed overnight with the family in the countryside. (by the way, Bulgaria seems like it is a beautiful country). I think that the actors that portrayed that family did a superb job. The only real problem I had was during the Early scenes in the movie. The lighting was poor. I could barely see the actors. Overall, I was pleased with this movie.


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Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

Russian | English

Release Date:

2 November 2006 (United Arab Emirates) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Bulgaria See more »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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