Spenser: For Hire (1985–1988)

TV Series   |    |  Crime, Drama

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Mystery and suspense series based on Robert Parker's "Spenser" novels. Spenser, a private investigator living in Boston, gets involved in a new murder mystery each episode.

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  • "Spenser: For Hire" Robert Urich 1985 ABC
  • Spenser: For Hire (1985)
  • Nick Hasomeris in Spenser: For Hire (1985)
  • "Spenser: For Hire" Robert Urich, Barbara Stock 1985 ABC
  • "Spenser: For Hire" Robert Urich 1985 ABC
  • Spenser: For Hire (1985)

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1 August 2003 | hobbitbob
Follows the spirit, if not the letter, of the Books.
What can I say? This series captured the essence of the Spenser novels, written by the one man selected by the Chandler estate to finish the unfinished Philip Marlowe novel (Robert B. Parker). Robert Urich's portrayal of Parker's updated version of "the last good man" is unmatched, and I can't imagine any other actor in this role. Avery Brooks brings out the human side of Hawk, whose humanity developed in the Parker novels. Even Susan, although played by an actress far too young for the role, works.

All in all a fine tribute to Parker and his best known character.

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