Helping a woman (Sharon Stone) avenge her parents' death leaves an ex-CIA explosives ace (Sylvester Stallone) open to an old foe (James Woods) in Miami.
He may be expendable now but in 1994, Sylvester Stallone was a bomb expert helping Sharon Stone destroy the mafia that killed her family in The Specialist.
The movie came out when Stallone was at the peak of his career, just after his megahits Cliffhanger and Demolition Man and The Specialist went on to become his third hit in a row. The movie earned more than $170M internationally. But Stallone nearly missed starring in the movie. Steven Seagal was the studio's first choice, but they balked at his $9M salary and offered the role to Sly. David Fincher was also slated to direct but producers got cold feet after the poor performance of Aliens 3.
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