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.
The Law Has Limits. They Don't.
Did You Know?
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
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
[Spenser rams through a group of bad guys in the Black Betty big rig
This is your plan?
My plan only went as far as the entrance, okay?
Remake of Spenser: For Hire
Feels Like the First Time
Written by Mick Jones
(as Michael L. Jones)
Performed by Foreigner
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp
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