This series features the character from Spenser for Hire. This time he is the star. We find Hawk now in Washington. D.C., and there he is called upon to help those who need his help or ... See full summary »
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Mystery/suspense series based on Robert Parker's "Spenser" novels. Spenser, a private investigator living in Boston, gets involved in a new murder mystery each episode.

Stars: Robert Urich, Avery Brooks, Ron McLarty
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Story of a black woman in the South who was born into slavery in the 1850s and lives to become a part of the civil rights movement in the 1960s.

Director: John Korty
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Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A gunfighting stranger comes to the small settlement of Lago and is hired to bring the townsfolk together in an attempt to hold off three outlaws who are on their way.

Director: Clint Eastwood
Stars: Clint Eastwood, Verna Bloom, Marianna Hill
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

When one of Susan's former patients, a news reporter, turns up dead on the outskirts of Wheaton, the cocaine capitol of Massachusetts, she and Spenser head out to Wheaton to find out why he... See full summary »

Director: Vic Sarin
Stars: Robert Urich, Avery Brooks, Sonja Smits
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Alek is an immigrant from the Soviet Union who was a talented boxer in his day, but he was not allowed on the Soviet national team because he was a Jew. Depressed and discouraged, he meets ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Roth
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Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Spenser is hired to locate April Kyle, the missing daughter of Harry Kyle, millionaire and candidate for Governor. With the assistance of Hawk, Spenser travels from Boston's "Combat Zone" ... See full summary »

Directors: Paul Lynch, Andrew Wild
Stars: Robert Urich, Avery Brooks, J. Winston Carroll
Spenser: A Savage Place (TV Movie 1995)
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Candy Sloane, a news reporter that Spenser used to date, hires him out as backup while she investigates a credit card fraud ring that might be operating out of a previously-bankrupt movie ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph L. Scanlan
Stars: Robert Urich, Avery Brooks, Cynthia Dale
Fatal Beauty (1987)
Action | Comedy | Crime
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Rita Rizzoli is a narcotics police officer with a plethora of disguises. When a drug shipment is hijacked, the thieves don't know that the drug is unusually pure and packs of "Fatal Beauty"... See full summary »

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Spenser: The Judas Goat (TV Movie 1994)
Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Spenser is hired out by Hugh Dixon to track down the killers of his wife and daughters. He and Hawk are drawn into a huge plot involving assassination attempts on African leader Winston ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph L. Scanlan
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Hawk (TV Series 1966)
Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The crimebusting techniques of Native American detective John Hawk of the New York City DA's office.

Stars: Burt Reynolds, Wayne Grice, Leon Janney
Walking Shadow (TV Movie 2001)
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

As a favor to his longtime lover Dr. Susan Silverman, Spenser agrees to investigate the stalking of a theater company director, pro bono. But before he can get started, an actor is killed ... See full summary »

Director: Po-Chih Leong
Stars: Joe Mantegna, Ernie Hudson, Marcia Gay Harden
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Molly Dodd was a mid-30s, divorced woman living in New York and facing the comedy and drama of a widely changing career, difficulties of apartment living, love life and its consequences, and so on.

Stars: Blair Brown, James Greene, Allyn Ann McLerie
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This series features the character from Spenser for Hire. This time he is the star. We find Hawk now in Washington. D.C., and there he is called upon to help those who need his help or whose lives may be in danger. Also people from his past come calling to settle old scores or to collect/settle old debts. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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Hawk Was Shaft on Steroids
22 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I grew up during the 1950s and 60s; therefore, I am familiar with black action heroes like Woody Strode's Sergeant Rutledge, Richard Rountree's John Shaft, Robert Hooks' Mr. T (in the movie "Trouble Man"), Greg Morris's Barney Collier (on TV's "Mission Impossible"), Clarence Williams' Linc Hayes (on TV's "The Mod Squad"), etc. So, I can say with some experience that Avery Brooks' portrayal of "A Man Called Hawk" was the ultimate incarnation black male urban suavity. As much as we loved (and needed) the John Shaft image, Hawk took it to a whole new level. Hawk was like Shaft on steroids...and freely independent, too! He was the total package, and Avery Brooks brought him to life with genuine suspension of disbelief. It was the perfect dream. I was afraid OF and FOR Hawk because I knew he would not compromise.


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