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Spenser: Small Vices (1999)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  18 July 1999 (USA)
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Rita Fiore hires Spenser to determine if two-time loser Ellis Alves really did kill a college coed. Soon everybody wants him off the case, from the investigating officer to the parents of ... See full summary »

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Ellis Alves
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Mrs. Henderson
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Evans
Scott Wickware ...
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Tommy Miller
Topaz Hasfal-Schou ...
Lila
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Gino Fish
Vinny Vella ...
Vinnie
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Glenda Baker McMartin (as Lara Boyd Rhodes)
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Rita Fiore hires Spenser to determine if two-time loser Ellis Alves really did kill a college coed. Soon everybody wants him off the case, from the investigating officer to the parents of the dead girl's boyfriend; and a professional hitman named Rugar is trying to kill him. Written by Jeff Cross <blackjac_1998@yahoo.com>

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The part of government operative Ives is played by Robert B. Parker, author of the Spenser novels. After spending hours in the freezing cold for his one scene, his appearances in the following Spenser movies have been reduced to walk-ons with no dialogue. See more »

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Parisi: [Spenser and Hawk are confronted by Bruce Parisi and two thugs] You Spenser?
Spenser: I am he.
Parisi: You're working on the Ellis Alves case.
Spenser: Day and night.
Parisi: I was told to make this plain to you. You leave that case alone from here on.
Spenser: [Spenser balances an empty styrofoam cup on the back of his hand in front of Parisi] You know what I can do with this cup?
Parisi: Cup?
Spenser: [Spenser punches Parisi in the groin with the other hand, as he and Hawk pull out their weapons before anyone can react] You should have been prepared for ...
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An excellent cast, far closer to Parker's Spenser than Urich.
30 August 2000 | by (Sylvania, Ohio) – See all my reviews

This is an excellent cast. Joe Mantegna is far closer in appearance, tone, and temperament to the Spenser of Robert B. Parker rather the television appearance of Robert Urich.

This cast should be retained and other Spenser books should be converted into television movies.


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