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  (in credits order)

Robert Urich ... Spenser

Avery Brooks ... Hawk

Cynthia Dale ... Candy Sloane
Ross Petty
Hayley Tyson ... Jessica

Wendy Crewson ... Susan Silverman
Richard Fitzpatrick ... Sam Felton

Tyrone Benskin ... Stevenson
Michael Ricupero ... Franco
Daniel Parker ... Spike

Neil Crone ... Craft Service Man

Douglas Kidd ... Rafferty (as Douglas Miller)

Jerry Levitan ... Frederics
Tom Kneebone ... Henri
Lisa Hutchinson ... Receptionist
David Spooner ... Teamster
Esther Arbeid ... Wardrobe Woman

Todd Schroeder ... Erol Flyn

Diana Platts ... T.V. Host
Paul Gordon ... Customer

Robert Racki ... Trevor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Matt Birman ... Country Thug (1995)

Directed by
Joseph L. Scanlan 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Carol Daley 
Donald Martin 
Robert B. Parker  novel
Monte Stettin 
Nahum Tate 

Produced by
Michael J. Maschio .... producer
Original Music by
Brad MacDonald 
Cinematography by
Vic Sarin 
Film Editing by
Stephen Lawrence 
Casting by
Elizabeth Ritchie 
Anne Tait 
Production Design by
Seamus Flannery 
Set Decoration by
Anna Chester 
Costume Design by
Laurie Drew 
Makeup Department
Ava Stone .... makeup artist
Production Management
Elizabeth Young .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
September Death .... trainee assistant director
Don Granberry .... first assistant director
Ron Oxley .... second assistant director
Laura Wood Fawcett .... third assistant director (as Laura Wood)
Art Department
Norma Rose .... first assistant art director
Sound Department
Peter Clements .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Brock Jolliffe .... special effects supervisor
Shelley Cook .... stunt double
Steve Lucescu .... utility stunts
Dwayne McLean .... stunt coordinator
Branko Racki .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Dave Erlichman .... best boy grip
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jo Jo Taylor .... wardrobe supervisor
Other crew
Sarah Willinsky .... script supervisor
Sherry Wolfson .... location manager

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Robert Urich's final appearance as Spenser.See more »
Spenser:What do you know about credit cards?
Hawk:I know once you get one, you're in debt for the rest of your life.
Spenser:What about fake ones?
Hawk:They are all based in illusion.
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Movie was good -- previous reviewer insane, 13 July 2005
Author: flalaw10 from Boca Raton, FL

Not the best Spenser film, but then again it wasn't that true to the book it was based on (which, while good, was not the best Spenser tale).

I am really just commenting on the previous poster, who made an asinine comment that the A&E movie adaptations were superior to the Robert Urich / Avery Brooks films (and t.v. show) I love Joe Montegna. Don't get me wrong. But he is as much the Spenser from Parker's novels as he is Tinkerbell. He is too small and too slight of build. Spenser's ancestry is from the British isles, and no one would ever mistake Montegna for being anything other than he is, Italian. Spenser boxed heavyweight, Montegna, in shape, would barely be a middleweight. Plus, the Hawk in the A&E films was substantially younger than Spenser, and they should be the same age.

All in all, read the books. Then watch the original movies for a "truer" adaptation of some of the great mystery novels of the past 50 years.

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