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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.


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

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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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Did You Know?


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


When Spenser and Hawk are looking at the footage from the store, the first shot of Terry getting into his vehicle is time stamped at 19:33. When Spenser asks hawk to rewind it, the time stamp changes to 19:47 and continues to go forward in time despite being rewound a couple times after. 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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References Batman & Robin (1997) See more »


Sweet Caroline
Written and Performed by Neil Diamond
Courtesy of Geffen Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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User Reviews

6 March 2020 | by clarkishomeSee all my reviews

I was a fan of the original Spencer for hire series on TV. Seeing that Mark Wahlberg was raised in the Boston area this is a just right fit for him. Having grown up in many different cities, including the Boston area , this movie brings a lot of memories back. Wahlberg brings his unique sarcasm, wit and physical presence to the role. Although it is somewhat different than the series, it is a good PI movie that you will enjoy. The thing that people have to remember is that you have to judge movies based on categories. This will never win an Academy award, but I would not compare it to titanic or pretty woman because that's not the type of movie it is. This is an action, comedy, and some what of a mystery. If you're looking for a good action movie with unique personalities and some comedy thrown in, this is your movie, enjoy.

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Release Date:

6 March 2020 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos



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2.00 : 1
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