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The Specialist ★½ 1994 (R)

Buffed bods do not a movie make—at least not in this mechanical actioner featuring Stone as the revenge-minded May Munro. Seems May's parents were killed by Cuban gangsters, led by father/son thugs Joe (Steiger) and Tomas Leon (Roberts), and she decides ex-CIA bomb specialist Ray Quick (Stallone) is just the man she needs to settle the score. But Quick has his own reasons for accepting—his ex-partner is nutball Ned Trent (Woods), who's now working for the Leons. Things blow up a lot, the two leads show off their toned flesh (but not much acting), and Woods gets to steal the movie with his amusing scenery chewing. 110m/C VHS, DVD . Sylvester Stallone, Sharon Stone, James Woods, Eric Roberts, Rod Steiger; D: Luis Llosa; W: Alexandra Seros; C: Jeffrey L. Kimball; M: John Barry. Golden Raspberries '94: Worst Actress (Stone).

The Specialist 1994

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