The Russian Specialist (2005)

The Russian Specialist (2005)





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The muscle-bound Swedish screen icon Dolph Lundgren, who rose to fame as boxer Ivan Drago in Rocky IV and held the title role in The Punisher, makes his sophomore directorial effort with the straight-to-video actioner The Russian Specialist (aka The Mechanik), a U.S./German co-production. Nick Cherenko (Lundgren), a Soviet Special Forces agent living and working in Russia, must flee the country when bloodthirsty gangsters massacre his wife and child. On the lam with his safety on the line, Cherenko escapes to Los Angeles, where he slips into a quiet, nonchalant life as an auto mechanic -- that is, until he is offered a massive amount of blood money to hunt down a kidnapper who abducted a young Russian heiress and to bring the girl back to the arms of her parents unscathed. Cherenko refuses -- until he discovers, by wild coincidence, that the kidnapper is the same Mafioso who rubbed out his next of kin. Packing heat, Cherenko does an about-face and hightails it to Russia to see that justice is served. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi
R (strong bloody violence, language, some sexuality and drug use)
Action & Adventure , Drama
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Nu Image/Millennium Films

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Dolph Lundgren
as Nick Cherenko
Ben Cross
as William Burton
Olivia Lee
as Julia
Naum Shopov
as Vanya
Levana Finkelstein
as Mary Abramoff
Nikolai Sotirov
as Victor Chertoff
Emil Markov
as Misha
Teodor Yordanov
as Vladimir
Maria Ilieva
as Natalya
Nickolay Hadjiminev
as Garage Boss
Yoanna Boukovska
as Counter Girl
Stefan Ivanov
as Doorman No. 1
Chavdar Simeonov
as Doorman No. 2
Kiril Efremov
as Man No. 1
Stefan Shterev
as Man No. 2
Valentin Burski
as German Man No. 1
Diyan Machev
as Dimitri
Andrey Slabakov
as Gypsy Father
Atanas Srebrev
as John Ridley
Barry Evans
as Barry
Rushi Vidinliev
as Taxi Driver
Veneta Harizanova
as Cocaine Girlfriend
Slavi Slavov
as Nevski
Velizar Binev
as The German
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Critic Reviews for The Russian Specialist

All Critics (1)

Ultimately, The Russian Specialist isn't quite as effective as its premise might've indicated...

Full Review… | March 4, 2006
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Audience Reviews for The Russian Specialist

69% "Kill them all."-Nick Cherenko (dolph Lundgren) What you'd expect from a Lundgren film. Nice Mexicain standoff. Never trust a Russian mechanik, as told to me by a Russian. "Crazy fucking Russian."-William Burton (Ben Cross)

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FilmGrinder Stone

An awesome and sensational action-packed thrill-ride. It's hard-boiled, stylish, thrilling and well-crafted from its star. Dolph Lundgren is terrific, he delivers a great performance and crafts a great action film showing great promise as a director. A great piece of revenge cinema. It's wickedly cool and exhilarating from beginning to end. It truly is one of Lundgren's best films yet. It's explosive, exciting and adrenaline-pumping. It explodes with pulse-pounding action in intense doses. It's sharp, stunning, riveting and surprisingly emotionally effective. An nail-biting and powerful edge of your seat action-thriller that packs a wallop.

Al S
Al S

Super Reviewer

Surprisingly good B action movie with poor man dolph doing would he does best! The acting is very good for this type of movie with some excellant action shoot outs.Dont get me wrong its is your grade B stuff and looks it too bujt dolph who directs this this does a descent job .Worth a look if you like these type of action movies because for a change this a very good stuff!

Brian De Guelle
Brian De Guelle

Super Reviewer

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