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Spenser: The Judas Goat (1994)

Spenser is hired out by Hugh Dixon to track down the killers of his wife and daughters. He and Hawk are drawn into a huge plot involving assassination attempts on African leader Winston Boyko by some racist terrorist named Paul.

Director:

Joseph L. Scanlan

Writers:

Robert B. Parker (based on the novel by), Nahum Tate (teleplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Urich ... Spenser
Avery Brooks ... Hawk
Natalie Radford Natalie Radford ... Cloris Caldwell
Geordie Johnson Geordie Johnson ... Paul
Wendy Crewson ... Susan Silverman
Leon Pownall Leon Pownall ... Hugh Dixon
Falconer Abraham Falconer Abraham ... Patrice Mkibe
Barclay Hope ... Flanders
Ardon Bess Ardon Bess ... Winston Boyko
Adrian Truss ... Inspector Downes
Daniel Parker Daniel Parker ... Spike
Alexandra Amini ... Janet Howe (as Alex Amini)
Todd Schroeder ... Raymond
Jonathan Welsh Jonathan Welsh ... Felix
Anne Richie Anne Richie ... Flanders Receptionist (as Anne Ritchie)
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Spenser is hired out by Hugh Dixon to track down the killers of his wife and daughters. He and Hawk are drawn into a huge plot involving assassination attempts on African leader Winston Boyko by some racist terrorist named Paul.

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Spenser is on the hunt for a terrorist cell... and the fuse is lit for one very explosive showdown.

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Crime | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bode Expiatório See more »

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Stereo

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Spenser never expects a perfect world and he surely doesn't get one here
15 November 1999 | by FISHCAKESee all my reviews

This is a pretty good Spenser P.I. adventure even though the ultimate villain isn't hard to spot and the intended victim appears to be a small time Hitler in many respects. As I said, Spenser doesn't expect perfection in the world. There are some interesting plot elements, but I don't want to give anything away. The overall cast is OK, but Spenser and Hawk are the show aided by an always angry Canadian police inspector. I rate it a "7".


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