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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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Robert B. Parker's Small Vices  »

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Joe Mantegna was Parker's personal choice for the role of Spenser. He often said he was.dissatisfied with Robert Urich in the role most likely due to his young age. See more »

Quotes

Ellis Alves: I heard 'a you.
Hawk: Mm-hmm.
Ellis Alves: [pointing to Spenser] You, ah, you trust him?
Hawk: Mm-hmm.
Ellis Alves: Well, you ain't got a prayer, bro. They going to land on you like a truckload of sludge. Bury you, like me.
Spenser: Probably not.
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Murder and intrigue in Boston
24 July 1999 | by (Broken Bow, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

Good show featuring tough guy Spenser and his pal Hawk as they try to figure out if a convicted man is innocent or not. Spenser suspects the man is not guilty and gets into hot water when he gets too close to the truth. The story was a little corny and the character Spenser is somewhat unbelievable, but the film was enjoyable none the less.


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