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Spenser: Pale Kings and Princes (1994)

Unrated | | Crime, Drama | TV Movie 2 January 1994
When one of Susan's former patients, a news reporter, turns up dead on the outskirts of Wheaton, the cocaine capitol of Massachusetts, she and Spenser head out to Wheaton to find out why he... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Urich ... Spenser
Avery Brooks ... Hawk
Sonja Smits ... Carolyn Rogers
J. Winston Carroll J. Winston Carroll
Matthew Ferguson
Barbara Williams ... Susan Silverman
Beatriz Pizano Beatriz Pizano ... Juanita
Maurice Dean Wint ... Esteva
Ken James Ken James ... Bailey Rogers
Alex Carter ... Lundquist
Daniel Parker Daniel Parker ... Spike
Yvonne Moore Yvonne Moore ... Overcoat Cop
Derek Keurvorst Derek Keurvorst ... Tweed
Elizabeth Shepherd ... Kingsley
Natalia Jasen Natalia Jasen ... Virgie


When one of Susan's former patients, a news reporter, turns up dead on the outskirts of Wheaton, the cocaine capitol of Massachusetts, she and Spenser head out to Wheaton to find out why he was killed, with Hawk tagging along, and end up getting involved with Felipe Esteva, the head of the cocaine smuggling ring who has the entire town in his pocket. Written by Jeff Cross <blackjac_1998@yahoo.com>

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Release Date:

2 January 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Spenser - Das Drogenkartell See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, Ontario, Canada

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The book upon which it's based is the second appearance of Rita Fiore, who'd been portrayed by Carolyn McCormick in the second season of Spenser: For Hire (1985). See more »


Felipe Esteva: Do you know who I am?
Spenser: Ricardo Montalban? I loved you in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.
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Follows Spenser: For Hire (1985) See more »

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Drugs or sex?
6 November 2014 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Television's Spenser For Hire Robert Urich takes Robert Parker's Boston based laconic private eye to the more leisurely format of a made for TV movie in Pake Kings And Princes. I think the films always work better than the TV series format no matter how good the series is. We even get Avery Brooks returning as Hawk in this one.

Urich gets hired by Sarah Silverman psychologist whom he has a past with to investigate the death of a TV reporter who was her client. The late client was a good journalist he was of Colombian descent and was investigating the rumors of heavy drug trafficking in a small Massachusetts town where Columbians had settled. But this man was one raging sex addict and the fact he was castrated during the murder does suggest there was a sex angle in this as well.

Urich and Silverman go to Wheaton where they get even less than usual cooperation from law enforcement. The fact that a Columbian drug lord has the biggest house in town seems to indicate what the local industry is.

The solution and yet not what you think. Pale Kings And Princes is a nicely done made for TV film and also Bob Urich's last appearance as Spenser.

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