When two Boston police officers are murdered, ex-cop Spenser teams up with his no-nonsense roommate, Hawk, to take down criminals.


Peter Berg


Sean O'Keefe (screenplay by), Brian Helgeland (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Wahlberg ... Spenser
Winston Duke ... Hawk
Alan Arkin ... Henry
Iliza Shlesinger ... Cissy Davis
Michael Gaston ... Captain Boylan
Bokeem Woodbine ... Driscoll
Marc Maron ... Wayne Cosgrove
James DuMont ... Bentwood
Post Malone ... Squeeb (as Austin Post)
Colleen Camp ... Betty
Hope Olaidé Wilson ... Letitia
Kip Weeks ... Macklin
Brandon Scales ... Terrence Graham
Ayana Brown ... Federal Agent Burton
Dustin Tucker ... Federal Agent Fingle


Spenser (Mark Wahlberg) - an ex-cop better known for making trouble than solving it - just got out of prison and is leaving Boston for good. But first he gets roped into helping his old boxing coach and mentor, Henry (Alan Arkin), with a promising amateur. That's Hawk (Winston Duke), a brash, no-nonsense MMA fighter convinced he'll be a tougher opponent than Spenser ever was. When two of Spenser's former colleagues turn up murdered, he recruits Hawk and his foul-mouthed ex-girlfriend, Cissy (Iliza Shlesinger), to help him investigate and bring the culprits to justice. Inspired by Robert B. Parker's Wonderland, a best-selling novel by Ace Atkins. Written by Netflix

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


The Law Has Limits. They Don't.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language throughout and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Very loosely based on characters from Robert B. Parker's "Spenser" series of mystery novels. See more »


When Spenser is thrown out of the bar the street outside the bar is full of parked cars, including directly outside the door. When he goes to store across the street and looks at the monitor from their camera it shows the door to the bar but with a near empty street out front. Then when watching the camera later (somehow from a different angle) the parked cars are back again. See more »


Spenser: Whoa. Saint Aiden's Church burned down?
Henry: Two years ago, when you were in prison.
Batallion Chief Foley: [being led out in cuffs] I'm a firefighter. I was set up. I swear to God, I didn't do this.
Spenser: Marty Foley? Henry, I went to high school with him.
Henry: Oh, shit. Somebody change that channel. The Bruins are playing.
Batallion Chief Foley: I have kids. I would never do this. I swear to God I would never do this. I need help!
Cissy Davis: [seeing the determination in Spenser's face] No.
Henry: The Bruins, please!
Batallion Chief Foley: I need help! I need help!
Cissy Davis: No. No!
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Written and Performed by Essie Jain
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Entertaining Movie
6 November 2020 | by mlsanders-66313See all my reviews

An entertaining movie. Certainly not one that is going to receive any Academy or Golden Globe nominations, but who cares about that. It was still entertaining. They could have done without so much foul language. It didn't add anything to the storyline. In fact, it detracted from it. They definitely left the door open for a sequel or a TV series.

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Release Date:

6 March 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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