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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 »


The Corvette shown is not a Z06; it is a Stingray. See more »


Spenser: How did you kill Officer Terrence Graham? Huh? What'd you do? Wrap his hand around the gun, make it look like a suicide? You have your boys hold him still for you? I mean, cops killing cops? When did that ever become okay?
Driscoll: Ah, well... so, what the fuck are you gonna do?
Spenser: You know what I'm gonna do. You're goin' to prison. But first, I'm gonna teach you a little lesson.
Driscoll: Oh, yeah? What's that?
Spenser: Oh, a cop in prison's gotta know how to fight. You take my word for that.
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Remake of Spenser: For Hire (1985) See more »


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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I liked it
6 March 2020 | by heulnichtSee all my reviews

Typical Mark Wahlberg flick with likeable actors. Nothing new, still entertaining. I don't get why some people have to analyse this kind of movies to death just because it's not Oscar material.

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Release Date:

6 March 2020 (USA) See more »

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