• Warning: Spoilers
    THE SPECIALIST is an oddball and typically unsatisfying production put out by Crown International Pictures, a studio known for buying up and putting out all kind of independent junk in the 1960s and 1970s. This one's a slow-paced courtroom drama in which a case is launched against the corrupt owner of a water company trying to destroy a local landmark. It plays out as a skin flick at times, although it's quite tame by genre standards. Most amusing of all is the casting of Adam West as the heroic lawyer; he gives the most interesting performance here but the rest is rather stodgy.