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The Expert (1995)

R | | Action | 6 April 1995 (USA)
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Johnny's sister is brutally attacked and murdered by a sadistic serial killer. At the trial, he is sentenced to be electrocuted, but a bleeding heart liberal has the sentence commuted to a ... See full summary »

Directors:

Rick Avery, William Lustig (uncredited)

Writers:

Max Allan Collins (screenplay), Jill Gatsby (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeff Speakman ... John Lomax
James Brolin ... Warden Munsey
Michael Shaner Michael Shaner ... Martin Kagan
Alex Datcher ... Dr. Alice Barnes
Wolfgang Bodison ... Dan Mason
Elizabeth Gracen ... Liz Pierce
Norm Woodel ... Bill Loomis
Jim Varney ... Snake
Michelle Nagy ... Jenny Lomax
Red West ... Judge
Barry Scott Barry Scott ... Capt. Jackson (as William Barry Scott)
Jophery C. Brown ... Joe Himes
Robby Robinson Robby Robinson ... Tex
Ramon Estevez ... Tomas
Dan Chandler Dan Chandler ... Governor
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Storyline

Johnny's sister is brutally attacked and murdered by a sadistic serial killer. At the trial, he is sentenced to be electrocuted, but a bleeding heart liberal has the sentence commuted to a mental facility. Here, he will interact with other model prisoners and give talks at schools while he is being treated. The only problem is that Johnny, being a ex-special forces trainer, is coming to the prison to seek his own justice and that does not include rehabilitation. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Genres:

Action

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 April 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ekspert See more »

Filming Locations:

Tennessee, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The character of "Martin Kagan" is based mostly on real-life killer Scott Panetti, who also represented himself in court, and was on trial around the same time this movie was filmed. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Alice Barnes: My father treated prisoners like animals.
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References Deliverance (1972) See more »

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A disappointment
30 January 2000 | by InvictusSee all my reviews

This film looked to be another great Speakman flick. However, like Deny says, too much talking, and not enough fighting. The only redeeming factor here is that the fighting scenes were very well done. Speakman is a great martial arts actor, but whoever directed this script did not understand the point of this kind of film. Street Knight and The Perfect Weapon were outstanding martial arts films and I highly recommend them to any action enthusiast.


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