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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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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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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.


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

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Trivia

Reunites Bokeem Woodbine and Mark Wahlberg. They originally started together in The Big Hit. 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

Judge: And how do you plead on the count of aggravated assault of a police officer?
Spenser: Guilty.
Judge: Before I sentence you, is there anything further that you would like to add?
Spenser: Yes. The son of a bitch deserved it.
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Connections

References Batman & Robin (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Mississippi Queen
Written by Corky Laing (as Laurence Laing), Felix Pappalardi (as Felix A. Pallalardi), Leslie West (as Leslie A. Weinstein), and David Rea
Performed by Mountain
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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Entertaining Action Movie
6 March 2020 | by jester-40564See all my reviews

Sure this movie doesn't break any new ground, but its a fun & entertaining action movie.

The plot is basic. Try and get to the bottom of a police cover up. They throw in a twist or two to make it interesting (that you'll probably see coming), but it doesn't take away from the enjoyment. Wahlberg & Duke have a great chemistry together, both have some funny moments, and along with Arkin, its what sells the movie and will keep you watching.

The choreography in the fight scenes is also good. It looks very raw and authentic. The bathroom & restaurant brawls are the standouts. The only negative is that the fights scenes throughout the first hour or so are all very quick. All are under 2 minutes, and feel like they could (and should) have gone on longer.

Overall, I'd recommend giving it a watch


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Release Date:

6 March 2020 (USA) See more »

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