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Spenser: Small Vices (1999)

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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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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18 July 1999 (USA)  »

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Robert B. Parker's Small Vices  »

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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Rugar, the Grey Man: I heard you were a tough guy. They sent a local guy. You took him like he was a cabbage.
Spenser: Actually, it was three cabbages.
Rugar, the Grey Man: Well, don't let it go to your head. I'm not a local guy.
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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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