• The Specialist (1994)

The Specialist

Release Date: December 7th, 1994

DVD Release Date: February 24th, 1998

R |1 hr 49 min

Plot Summary

Former CIA demolition expert Ray Quick (Sylvester Stallone) lives in Miami, where he works as a hit man. May Munro (Sharon Stone) contacts Ray to kill a family of mobsters led by Tom Leon (Rod Steiger) and his son (Eric Roberts), who murdered May's parents 20 years ago. Ray agrees to the job and also begins an affair with May. His mission is complicated when he learns his former partner, Ned (James Woods), now works for the mobsters he is trying to kill.

Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Sharon Stone, James Woods, Rod Steiger, Eric Roberts, Mario Ernesto Sanchez, Randolph Chase, Emilio Estefan

Director: Luis Llosa

Genres: Action

Production Co: Warner Bros., Jerry Weintraub Productions

Keywords: Murder, 1990s, Quest, Revenge, Brooding

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Jack MathewsNew York Daily News

    The Specialist allows Eichmann to convict himself, not of complicity in the Holocaust -- to that he pleads guilty, by reason of nationalism -- but as a man unfazed by his own inhumanity. show more

  • 75
    Hannah BrownNew York Post

    It's a worthwhile film both for history buffs and people who are still learning. show more

  • 100
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

    An astonishing human, political, and historical document. show more

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