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Spenser Confidential (2020)

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

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Peter Berg

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Sean O'Keefe (screenplay by), Brian Helgeland (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Spencer Confidential stars Mark Wahlberg, Iliza Shlesinger, and Winston Duke discuss the on-set stunt work and where they'd like to see Spenser get a beat down next.

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Cast

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 Olaide Wilson ... Letitia (as Hope Olaidé Wilson)
Kip Weeks ... Macklin
Brandon Scales ... Terrence Graham
Ayana Brown ... Federal Agent Burton
Dustin Tucker ... Federal Agent Fingle
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Storyline

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. From director Peter Berg, SPENSER CONFIDENTIAL is an action-comedy co-starring Bokeem Woodbine, Marc Maron and Austin Post. Inspired by Robert B. Parker's Wonderland, a best-selling novel by Ace Atkins. Written by Netflix

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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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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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2.00 : 1
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Trivia

The fifth collaboration between director Peter Berg and Mark Wahlberg following Lone Survivor, Patriot's Day, Deepwater Horizon and Mile 22. This is their second Boston-set film following Patriot's Day. See more »

Goofs

After Spenser approaches the FBI surveillance car the agent with the computer just stats typing Spenser's name into his database search without knowing who he is. He even acknowledges he doesn't know him by being shocked to learn of his past. See more »

Quotes

Spenser: [Hawk grabs the shotgun] No, no, no. You don't get the cool gun.
Hawk: Hawk is the name of the guy with the shotgun. Spencer does your taxes.
Spenser: All is good. I'll give you that one.
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Sweet Caroline
Written and Performed by Neil Diamond
Courtesy of Geffen Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Entertaining, Exciting, and Funny
15 March 2020 | by ripcordsSee all my reviews

Mark Wahlberg has a field day with this role. The director allows his natural sense of humor to shine in the Spenser character. Wahlberg has always been able to be believable as the Everyman because of that dry wit and sense of innocence. He doesn't ply the smartest or not technologically brilliant detective here. Just common sense and street smarts get him through. He deadpans many a look and gets laughs in this (not very Spencer-ish) Spencer.


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