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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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Evans
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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 »

Quotes

Spenser: And if I find out he didn't do it?
Rita Fiore: No, let's be clear on this. The firm's not hiring you to clear this guy. The firm is hiring you to establish the truth.
Spenser: And you a lawyer.
Rita Fiore: [smiling] I know, I'm not comfortable with it, either. But there it is.
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Follows Spenser: Pale Kings and Princes (1994) See more »

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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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