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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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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Very loosely based on characters from Robert B. Parker's "Spenser" series of mystery novels. 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 »


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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Jesus Promised Me a Home
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Entertaining Movie
6 November 2020 | by mlsanders-66313See all my reviews

An entertaining movie. Certainly not one that is going to receive any Academy or Golden Globe nominations, but who cares about that. It was still entertaining. They could have done without so much foul language. It didn't add anything to the storyline. In fact, it detracted from it. They definitely left the door open for a sequel or a TV series.

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Release Date:

6 March 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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