In honor of Friday's release of The Expendables, we're taking a week-long look at the action films of Sir Sylvester Stallone -- which is to say we're skipping his comedies. Out of respect.

Title: The Specialist

Setting: Present-day 1994 Miami

Our hero: Ray Quick (Sylvester Stallone), a former CIA assassin and explosives expert hired by May Munro (Sharon Stone) to kill the men who killed her parents

Our villain/s: Ned Trent (James Woods), Quick's former partner and a current associate to drug lord Joe Leon (Rod Steiger) and his son, Tomas (Eric Roberts) -- the same Tomas who killed May's parents under Joe's orders years earlier

The stakes: Good ol' revenge
categories Cinematical