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Walking Shadow (2001)

As a favor to his longtime lover Dr. Susan Silverman, Spenser agrees to investigate the stalking of a theater company director, pro bono. But before he can get started, an actor is killed ... See full summary »

Director:

Po-Chih Leong (as Po Chih Leong)

Writers:

Robert B. Parker (novel), Robert B. Parker (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Mantegna ... Spenser
Ernie Hudson ... Hawk
Marcia Gay Harden ... Susan Silverman
Eric Roberts ... Police Chief DeSpain
Tamlyn Tomita ... Rikki Wu
Mackenzie Gray ... Vinnie
Christopher Lawford ... Jimmy Christopholous
Ronin Wong ... Lonnie Wu
Tseng Chang ... Fast Eddie Lee
Henry Mah ... Herman Leong
Rick Tae ... Liang
Scott Wickware Scott Wickware ... Healy
Alex Zahara ... Lou Montana
Marcy Goldberg Marcy Goldberg ... Waitress
Edward Davey Edward Davey ... Fantasy man
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Storyline

As a favor to his longtime lover Dr. Susan Silverman, Spenser agrees to investigate the stalking of a theater company director, pro bono. But before he can get started, an actor is killed by an arrow in the middle of a play. Now that there's a real-life murder to investigate, Spenser and Hawk, get to do what they do best--even if it means death threats from the Chinese underworld, being ordered out of town by the tough local police chief, and dodging bullets and crossbows at every turn. By the time they leave the quaint ocean front community, the population has decreased by three, and live theater will never be the same. Written by A&E

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 August 2001 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Spenser: So the killing might be connected to the play, so I need someone to... tell me what the play was about.
Lou Montana: Ahem. Lou Montana. I directed. And, uh, your question is absurd.
Spenser: No; an actor getting shot on stage wearing tights while singing "Land of Love" is absurd.
Lou Montana: Ah. And what was your response to the play?
Spenser: I found it a pretentious mishmash about appearance and reality.
Lou Montana: Well, art isn't "about"
[makes air quotes]
Lou Montana: anything. It *is* movement and speech in space and time.
Spenser: Thank you!
Lou Montana: I didn't expect you'd ...
[...]
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Any Spenser is a good Spenser
26 August 2001 | by lynxlexSee all my reviews

I can enjoy pretty much any adaption of a Parker novel and Walking Shadow lends itself pretty well. The major issue for these movies is casting. I'm getting used to Mantegna as Spenser but don't think I'll ever come to terms with Harden as Susan Silverman. I think that in Susan, Parker has created a character that cannot be satisfactorily duplicated. Also, Ernie Hudson is NOT Hawk. I always thought Dennis Haysbert would be a good match. Just an opinion.

All in all, a good effort. Here's hoping A & E keeps putting these out.


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