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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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Topaz Hasfal-Schou ...
Lila
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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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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 »

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Spenser: Lila. Lila! Time to pay me back for letting you leer at me through the office door.
Lila: You see me leering, you'll know it.
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Follows Spenser: A Savage Place (1995) See more »

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Nice addition to the small Spenser TV collection
25 April 2008 | by (Rochester, NY) – See all my reviews

My dad and I are both huge fans of the Spenser novels, TV show, telepics, et al. Because we both agree, Robert Urich's cast a long shadow over the role of everyone's favorite Boston P.I., he (dad) didn't buy Joe Mantegna as Spenser at all - too ethnic, he said. "Small Vices" was the first of three TV movies with Mantegna. My dad couldn't get past it. I, though, think Mantegna nailed Spenser's dry wit and sense of humor. "Small Vices" certainly was the best of the A&E trilogy

  • just try watching Eric Roberts as Police Chief DeSpain in one of the


others without cringing. But in a world where Warner Bros. has left "Spenser: For Hire" to languish on its AOL site, and all we have on DVD are the Lifetime TV movies, my investment in a region-free player has paid off again - "Small Vices" was released in Australia on home video and I picked up a copy from Amazon.


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