The Specialist Sylvester Stallone, Sharon Stone (1994, Warner, R, priced for rental) Fans of pyrotechnics would have had a great time at this movie’s wrap party, since the supporting cast features the intense-guy overkill of James Woods, Eric Roberts, and Rod Steiger. Unfortunately, the film itself plods along with nary a creative spark, as explosives expert Stallone blows up members of the Miami mob that offed vengeful gal Stone’s parents, with everyone wearing more white outfits than the Imperial Storm Troopers in all the Star Wars films. At home, this box office disappointment plays like a cable knockoff of a Stallone-Stone film, with a chintzy feel more appropriate for, say, Lou Diamond Phillips and Virginia Madsen. D -J.R. Taylor

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