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Spenser: A Savage Place (1995)

Candy Sloane, a news reporter that Spenser used to date, hires him out as backup while she investigates a credit card fraud ring that might be operating out of a previously-bankrupt movie ... See full summary »

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Joseph L. Scanlan

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Robert B. Parker (based on the novel by), Nahum Tate (teleplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Urich ... Spenser
Avery Brooks ... Hawk
Cynthia Dale ... Candy Sloane
Ross Petty Ross Petty
Hayley Tyson ... Jessica
Wendy Crewson ... Susan Silverman
Richard Fitzpatrick ... Sam Felton
Tyrone Benskin ... Stevenson (as Tyrone Berskin)
Michael Ricupero Michael Ricupero ... Franco
Daniel Parker Daniel Parker ... Spike
Neil Crone ... Craft Service Man
Douglas Kidd ... Rafferty (as Douglas Miller)
Jerry Levitan ... Frederics
Tom Kneebone Tom Kneebone ... Henri
Lisa Hutchinson Lisa Hutchinson ... Receptionist
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Candy Sloane, a news reporter that Spenser used to date, hires him out as backup while she investigates a credit card fraud ring that might be operating out of a previously-bankrupt movie company. Written by Jeff Cross <blackjac_1998@yahoo.com>

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USA

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English

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Stereo

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Robert Urich's final appearance as Spenser. See more »

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Spenser: What do you know about credit cards?
Hawk: I know once you get one, you're in debt for the rest of your life.
Spenser: What about fake ones?
Hawk: They are all based in illusion.
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Movie was good -- previous reviewer insane
13 July 2005 | by flalaw10See all my reviews

Not the best Spenser film, but then again it wasn't that true to the book it was based on (which, while good, was not the best Spenser tale).

I am really just commenting on the previous poster, who made an asinine comment that the A&E movie adaptations were superior to the Robert Urich / Avery Brooks films (and t.v. show) I love Joe Montegna. Don't get me wrong. But he is as much the Spenser from Parker's novels as he is Tinkerbell. He is too small and too slight of build. Spenser's ancestry is from the British isles, and no one would ever mistake Montegna for being anything other than he is, Italian. Spenser boxed heavyweight, Montegna, in shape, would barely be a middleweight. Plus, the Hawk in the A&E films was substantially younger than Spenser, and they should be the same age.

All in all, read the books. Then watch the original movies for a "truer" adaptation of some of the great mystery novels of the past 50 years.


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