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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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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Warner Bros. Television See more »
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Runtime:

| (pilot)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The firehouse, in which Spenser lived during the first season, was also used in What's the Worst That Could Happen? (2001) and the Boston portion of Real World (1992). It had been used by the Boston Fire Department until around 1984 as the home of Engine Co. 10. 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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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #25.37 (2008) See more »

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Spenser for Hire - DVD
30 June 2008 | by barbara_f_30066See all my reviews

I think Spenser for Hire is the best shows I've ever watched. The books that Robert Parker wrote are excellent. Just recently been able to purchase all of his shows and watch them non-stop on weekends. Spenser and Hawk were great team partners, Robert Urich is surely missed and Avery Brooks, well he's great also. I have read all of books that Robert Parker wrote about Spenser for Hire. The movie Hawk is also excellent to watch as well. If you have not seen any of the movies and your a fan of both Robert Urich and Avery Brooks, then you should take the time to watch the shows. As for the movies that were released, okay, didn't particularly care for the actor that played Susan Silverman.


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