History Film / TheSpecialist

26th Jan '16 3:52:16 PM RF99
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* KickTheDog: Supposedly the killing of the young girl at the beginning. Because aborting missions and wait for another opportunity sounds like a feasible option.

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* KickTheDog: Supposedly the The killing of the young girl at the beginning. Because aborting missions and wait for another opportunity sounds like a feasible option. beginning.
30th Sep '15 2:39:36 AM Aquila89
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* ShowerOfLove: Ray and May have sex in the shower.
14th Jul '15 11:26:54 PM TheGreenHerring
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* SoftWater: A bomb in a hotel room launches someone through a window and into the sea, but he seems unharmed by either the blast or the fall. [[ItMakesSenseInContext Then the hotel room itself falls on him.]]
6th Jun '15 4:58:25 PM Morgenthaler
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The film was a box office hit, earning $170,362,582 in the worldwide market. Somewhat unexpected because Stallone had few major hits in the 1990s. The critics hated the film, pointing to unlikely situations and painful dialogues. At least James Berardinelli noted that the reason people liked it was because of having two great attractions: [[MrFanservice Sylvester Stallone's biceps]] and [[MsFanservice Sharon Stone's breasts]].
13th Sep '14 2:05:18 PM MarkLungo
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* ChewingTheScenery: Holy cow, James Woods must have crapped Kodak film reels after this role.
* CIAEvilFBIGood: CIA doesn't mind collateral damage, nor killing children. That is what disgusts Ray.

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* ChewingTheScenery: Holy cow, James Woods must have crapped Kodak [[Creator/EastmanKodak Kodak]] film reels after this role.
* CIAEvilFBIGood: The CIA doesn't mind collateral damage, nor killing children. That is what disgusts Ray.



* YouKilledMyFather: Actually both parents, but this why May hates Tomas so much. Enough to dedicate her life to vengeance.

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* YouKilledMyFather: Actually both parents, but this why May hates Tomas so much. Enough much--enough to dedicate her life to vengeance.vengeance.
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7th Aug '14 11:16:05 AM marcoasalazarm
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* BlownAcrossTheRoom: What happens to several of Ray's targets. Granted, he ''is'' using explosives, but ''still''...



* ProfessionalKiller: Ray Quick.

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* ProfessionalKiller: Ray Quick. His specialty is explosives, making him also a Professional MadBomber.
* RageAgainstTheHeavens: Leon Sr.'s final action [[OhCrap upon noticing the bomb he just triggered within May's necklace]] is to look up and yell at God "You ''bastardo!''". [[TemptingFate Considering that one second before he was thanking Him for killing Ray and May…]]
31st Jul '14 9:14:57 PM TheVoiceOfTreason
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* ChewingTheScenery: Dear God, James Woods must have crapped Kodak film reels after this role.

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* ChewingTheScenery: Dear God, Holy cow, James Woods must have crapped Kodak film reels after this role. role.
21st May '14 6:02:52 PM realscreamer
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* ChewingTheScenery: oh my gosh James Woods must've crapped Kodak film after this role.

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* ChewingTheScenery: oh my gosh Dear God, James Woods must've must have crapped Kodak film reels after this role.
19th May '14 3:34:48 PM Prfnoff
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The Specialist is a 1994 action film, directed by Luis Llosa. The main stars were SylvesterStallone and SharonStone.

The film opens in 1984. Ray Quick (Stallone) and Ned Trent (JamesWoods) are agents of the CIA and explosives experts. They have been tasked with assassinating a drug lord. When Ray notices that their target is accompanied by a little girl, he wants to call off the hit. Ned performs it anyway, killing both the drug lord and his girl. Ray is disgusted and quits their partnership and the agency. Ten years later, Ray has become a freelance assassin. Making a point of only killing specific targets, never bystanders. He also takes some cases for free, responding to requests by desperate people.

The latest such request comes from May Munro (Stone), a young woman who has an old grievance. While still underage, she witnesses the murders of both her parents by organized crime figures. Only because her father was a witness in some case. She was hiding in the closet and recognized one of the killers, Tomas Leon (EricRoberts). He happens to be the only son and heir to a mob boss. Years later, she located him, seduced him and infiltrated his organization. Now she needs a partner to help assassinate him and hopefully bring the organization down as well. That Ned is part of said organization is added incentive for Ray.

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The Specialist ''The Specialist'' is a 1994 action film, directed by Luis Llosa. The main stars were SylvesterStallone and SharonStone.

Llosa.

The film opens in 1984. Ray Quick (Stallone) (Creator/SylvesterStallone) and Ned Trent (JamesWoods) (Creator/JamesWoods) are agents of the CIA and explosives experts. They have been tasked with assassinating a drug lord. When Ray notices that their target is accompanied by a little girl, he wants to call off the hit. Ned performs it anyway, killing both the drug lord and his girl. Ray is disgusted and quits their partnership and the agency. Ten years later, Ray has become a freelance assassin. Making a point of only killing specific targets, never bystanders. He also takes some cases for free, responding to requests by desperate people.

The latest such request comes from May Munro (Stone), (Creator/SharonStone), a young woman who has an old grievance. While still underage, she witnesses the murders of both her parents by organized crime figures. Only because her father was a witness in some case. She was hiding in the closet and recognized one of the killers, Tomas Leon (EricRoberts). He happens to be the only son and heir to a mob boss. Years later, she located him, seduced him and infiltrated his organization. Now she needs a partner to help assassinate him and hopefully bring the organization down as well. That Ned is part of said organization is added incentive for Ray.
1st Feb '14 1:19:17 PM Jallen
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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Quick uses Trent's own bomb to set off the self destruct in his base when trapped by the police. This results in Trent being BlownAcrossTheRoom.
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