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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 ...
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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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Rita Fiore: So who shows up here last spring at my firm? My old adversary, Marcy Vance. And as soon as we're reintroduced, she starts in on me about Ellis Alves. He was framed. She was too green to conduct a proper defense. He was the victim of racial discrimination.
Spenser: If she's right, somebody else did it. And got away with it.
Rita Fiore: Uh-huh.
Spenser: So there's more to this than flashing your legs at me to remind me of what I missed.
Rita Fiore: Well, that's the primary purpose.
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Follows Spenser: For Hire (1985) 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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