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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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  Spenser (65 episodes, 1985-1988)
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  Hawk (65 episodes, 1985-1988)
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  Sgt. Frank Belson (65 episodes, 1985-1988)
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  Lt. Martin Quirk (47 episodes, 1985-1987)
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  Susan Silverman (43 episodes, 1985-1988)
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  A.D.A. Rita Fiore (22 episodes, 1986-1987)
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  Efrem Connors / ... (3 episodes, 1985-1988)
David O'Brien ...
  Tom Flaherty (3 episodes, 1985-1987)
Tom Urich ...
  Judge / ... (3 episodes, 1986-1988)
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  Louis Groton / ... (2 episodes, 1986-1988)
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  Sammy Backlin (2 episodes, 1987-1988)
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  Cathy Lowington / ... (2 episodes, 1985-1988)
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  Laurence Denning / ... (2 episodes, 1986-1987)
Paul Sparer ...
  Ernest Galway / ... (2 episodes, 1986)
John Seitz ...
  Capt. Warren Sears / ... (2 episodes, 1987-1988)
Ron Frazier ...
  Banker / ... (2 episodes, 1985-1987)
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  Jimmy Broz / ... (2 episodes, 1985-1986)
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  Prof. Peters / ... (2 episodes, 1986-1987)
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  Max Ordella / ... (2 episodes, 1985-1987)
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  Billy Joe Hamilton / ... (2 episodes, 1985-1987)
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  Georgie Harley / ... (2 episodes, 1986-1987)
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  Mike Kaminski / ... (2 episodes, 1986-1987)
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  Ted Watson / ... (2 episodes, 1985-1988)
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  Camaris / ... (2 episodes, 1985-1987)
Raymond Serra ...
  Joe Broz (2 episodes, 1985-1986)
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  Brian Melchior / ... (2 episodes, 1986-1988)
Mary-Joan Negro ...
  Etta Kaminski / ... (2 episodes, 1986-1987)
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  Brad Stiles / ... (2 episodes, 1986)
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  Jackie Coyle / ... (2 episodes, 1987-1988)
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  Capt. Ben Morrison / ... (2 episodes, 1985-1988)
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  King Powers (2 episodes, 1985)
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  Ed Faraday / ... (2 episodes, 1986)
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  Katie Quirk (2 episodes, 1985-1987)
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  Ellen Calone / ... (2 episodes, 1986-1988)
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  Jock / ... (2 episodes, 1987-1988)
George Loros ...
  Jake Williams / ... (2 episodes, 1987-1988)
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  Nick Cavanaugh / ... (2 episodes, 1987)
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  Eddie Duffy / ... (2 episodes, 1986-1987)
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  Randy Lofficier (2 episodes, 1987-1988)
Andrew Davis ...
  Sal / ... (2 episodes, 1987-1988)
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  Edie James / ... (2 episodes, 1985-1987)
Roger Serbagi ...
  Dunleavy (2 episodes, 1985-1987)
Michael Currie ...
  Sheriff Bayer (2 episodes, 1985-1986)
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  Lt. Cmdr. Carl Westmore / ... (2 episodes, 1985-1988)
Bernie McInerney ...
  Sam Findley (2 episodes, 1985-1986)
John Bell ...
  Max Winsome / ... (2 episodes, 1986-1988)
James A. Baffico ...
  Murray Peltzer / ... (2 episodes, 1986-1988)
David M. Berti
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Tom Brennan ...
  Archie Greco / ... (2 episodes, 1987-1988)
Angela Logan ...
  Hawk's Lady / ... (2 episodes, 1987-1988)

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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

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Also Known As
  • Spenser (France)
  • Spenser (Germany)
  • Spenser, detective privado (Spain)
  • Kovaa peliä Bostonissa (Finland)
  • Спенсер (Soviet Union, Russian title)
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  • 60 min
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Trivia In season two, Juanita Bartlett, famous for her work on The Rockford Files (1974), joined the show and immediately took the Susan Silverman character out of the show and replaced her with Carolyn McCormick as A.D.A. Rita Fiore, to the shock of "Spenser" fans. The outcry caused the producers to rethink their casting change, and Barbara Stock was back as Susan Silverman for the third and final season. 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in TV's Illest Minority Moments Presented by Ego Trip (2004). See more »

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