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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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 The 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 »

Connections

Referenced in According to Spencer (2001) See more »

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Really very good
29 October 2004 | by mark-henley1See all my reviews

I don't remember too much about this as a child, only that I used to like it, then I watched it on one of the many re-runs and it really is special. I always found Robert Ulrich to be a high quality actor. I'd see him in stuff on TV and refer to him as Spenser and my friends would say "who?". The series was very well acted and was different to the usual American cops show we were used to in the 80's. Spenser was a man of great integrity and Hawk his side kick was a man who might not agree with Spenser but would do everything in his power to support his friend. Just a very clever programme.

I'm sure it won't be long before we see repeats of the show on one of the sky channels, It will be worth buying Sky+ for. I won't miss an episode this time around and nor should anyone else.


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