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

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
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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. 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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In the tv-series Spenser: For Hire (1985-1988), Mark Wahlberg's and Winston Duke's characters were played by Robert Urich and Avery Brooks, respectively. Avery Brooks starred opposite Wahlberg in The Big Hit (1998). See more »

Goofs

In the news clippings at the end, there is a typo in the lead that announces local heroes busting dirty cops, namely an extra 'and': "a former police officer and an and amateur boxer." See more »

Quotes

Hawk: [Spenser rams through a group of bad guys in the Black Betty big rig] This is your plan?
Spenser: My plan only went as far as the entrance, okay?
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Remake of Spenser: For Hire (1985) See more »

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Feels Like the First Time
Written by Mick Jones (as Michael L. Jones)
Performed by Foreigner
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Why did they diverge from the story line?
15 March 2020 | by balevineSee all my reviews

I liked the movie but I can't understand why they changed the story line from the wonderful Spenser series written by Robert Parker. Spenser and Hawk are amazing characters why change that? Why change Susan, Spenser's beau and psychologist into Cissy the dog groomer? Where's Belson? Why is Pearl a basset hound and not a golden retriever? I think they should have just named the movie Confidential and changed all of the characters names which would have made the movie more credible.


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Language:

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Release Date:

6 March 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Spenser Confidential See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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