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Thin Air (2000)

Frank Belson didn't ask too many questions about the past of his new wife Lisa St. Claire, even after she suddenly and mysteriously disappeared one night. He brings in Spenser to help ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Mandel

Writers:

Robert B. Parker (book), Robert B. Parker (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Mantegna ... Spenser
Marcia Gay Harden ... Susan Silverman
Jon Seda ... Luis DeLeon
Luis Guzmán ... Chollo
Miguel Sandoval ... Santiago
Joanna Miles ... Evans
Daniel Parker Daniel Parker ... Father Ahearn (as Daniel T. Parker)
Lloyd Battista
Beau Starr
Janet-Laine Green
John Bourgeois
Yancy Butler ... Lisa St. Claire
David Ferry ... Frank Belson
R.D. Reid R.D. Reid ... Quirk
Noam Jenkins ... Woody Pontevecchio
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Storyline

Frank Belson didn't ask too many questions about the past of his new wife Lisa St. Claire, even after she suddenly and mysteriously disappeared one night. He brings in Spenser to help locate her, who begins to piece together her complete life story while submerged in the Latino shadow world of the town of Proctor. Written by Jeff Cross <blackjac_1998@yahoo.com>

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Kidnapping can lead to something dangerous...Spenser.

Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 September 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Robert B. Parker's Thin Air See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Company Credits

Production Co:

Jaffe/Braunstein Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Robert B. Parker: As Spenser enters a police station, a police officer is seen asleep at his desk. See more »

Goofs

Early in the film Kids make two large scratches on Spenser's Car which subsequently disappear after the scene when Spenser gets out of the car and inspects the damage. See more »

Quotes

Frank Belson: My wife is gone. I don't know why, I don't know where.
Spenser: Tell me about it.
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4 October 2000 | by cubopSee all my reviews

It would be ridiculous to comment on the realism of this movie. In real life private detectives seldom get involved in exciting cases. The genre exists because we all love the idea of the knight errant who operates with a strict code of honor. Enjoying this movie requires suspension of disbelief. That done, it is quite good. Mantegna is the personification of Spenser. He speaks his wise cracks as if he were improvising them. So what if the plot is over the top? The movie is as much fun as the books and that should be all that matters.


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