Mystery and suspense series based on Robert Parker's "Spenser" novels. Spenser, a private investigator living in Boston, gets involved in a new murder mystery each episode.

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1988   1987   1986   1985  
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Robert Urich ...  Spenser 65 episodes, 1985-1988
Avery Brooks ...  Hawk 65 episodes, 1985-1988
Ron McLarty ...  Sgt. Frank Belson 65 episodes, 1985-1988
Richard Jaeckel ...  Lt. Martin Quirk 47 episodes, 1985-1987
Barbara Stock ...  Susan Silverman 43 episodes, 1985-1988
Carolyn McCormick ...  A.D.A. Rita Fiore 22 episodes, 1986-1987
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Mystery/suspense series based on Robert Parker's "Spenser" novels. Spenser, a private investigator living in Boston, gets involved in a new murder mystery each episode. Using his years of experience, his natural talents for observation and reasoning, and the occasional bit of help from his friend Hawk, Spenser never fails to crack the case. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 1985 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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| (pilot)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Several of the first episodes of the first season mirror other familiar works. Season one, episode two, "No Room at the Inn" is very similar in plot to the Steve McQueen movie Bullitt (1968). This, along with the Green 1965 Mustang Spenser drives may well be an homage to Bullitt's slightly newer Mustang of the same color. Season one, episode three "The Choice", was redone similarly twenty years later when Tom Selleck reprised a similar hero of Robert Parker's, in Jesse Stone: Stone Cold (2005). See more »

Goofs

The character played by Carolyn McCormick is spelled "Rita Fiori" in the opening credits of season 2 but spelled "Rita Fiore" on a desk nameplate in various episodes. See more »

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One of the best Crime-TV-Series ever made ...
20 January 1999 | by Blade-32See all my reviews

Great, really great - in my opinion one of the best Crime-TV-Series ever made. Robert Urich plays - again - a private investigator who solves his cases with help of his friend "Hawk" (Avery Brooks, "Ben Sisko" from "Deep Space Nine"). I have not seen one episode of this TV-Series which was boring. Great stories, quite enough action, social aspects - and of course two really superb playing actors (Robert Urich, Avery Brooks). That's what makes this TV-Series from the 80's a classic one.


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