The Specialist


(out of 5)

If you miss the good old days of  in movies like Cobra and Rambo, you’ll have a great time watching this collection of big bombs and naked breasts.   enlists Sly’s help to avenge her parents after she saw them murdered in front of her as a child. The parties responsible, a Cuban mob family led by  and son , have no idea who she is when she starts romancing Roberts and pumping info to Stallone on the side. Little does our musclebound hero know that she is also working with a former colleague of his () who wants to do away with him for good. The entire thing is preposterous, but delightfully so, and the many special effects are excellent if a bit overdone. Of the many bad movies that Stone was making at this particular time in her career (Intersection, Sliver), this one features her looking and performing her best (though thankfully Casino wasn’t far behind).

Warner Bros., Jerry Weintraub Productions, Iguana Producciones

Peru/USA, 1994

Directed by

Screenplay by , suggested by the Specialist novels by

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by


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