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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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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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Spenser: My name's Spenser. Been hired to find out if you did what you're in jail for.
Ellis Alves: Sure. And who is this? This your butler?
Hawk: We know you bad, Ellis. Don't have to keep showing us.
Ellis Alves: What's your name, man? Huh? Tom, maybe?
Hawk: My name is Hawk.
[Alves looks him in surprise]
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Follows Spenser: Ceremony (1993) See more »

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Small Vices
5 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw Dr. Parker at one of the local Barnes and Nobles here in Connecticut.

He said that "Robert Urich god rest his soul may have looked the part of Spenser but that Dr Parker thought Urich didn't get what the character of Spenser really was.

He said that Joe Mantegna understood the Spenser character." I think people are so used to seeing Robert Urich as Spenser it is hard to change. I know for one when I read the novels "Urichs voice is the one that I use for reading the book.

In some of the earlier Spenser books it was written that Susan Silverman was the most beautiful woman that Spenser ever saw. How can you truly cast someone in the part or watch someone in that role when each persons view of beautiful is different.

I did however enjoy Small Vices. Just not a big Joe Mantegna fan sorry


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