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Jesse Stone: Night Passage (2006)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | TV Movie 15 January 2006
In this prequel to 'Stone Cold,' Tom Selleck reprises his role as Jesse Stone, an L.A. cop who relocates to a small town only to find himself immersed in one mystery after the other.

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After having drinking issues while on-duty In Santa Monica, California, the former detective Jesse Stone moves to Paradise, Massachusetts with his old dog Boomer. Stone is invited by Paradise's powerful counselor, Hastings Hathaway. Stone replaces former Chief Lou Carson, who retired early. In Stone's first assignment, he hits an abusive husband named Joe Genest. Genest disregarded a restraining order. Local attorney Abby Taylor visits Stone after the incident and an affair begins. When Lou is killed, Chief Jesse Stone suspects of the mobster Joe and Hastings, and plots a situation trying to disclose the truth. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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"The Caine Mutiny" is playing in Jesse Stone's motel room the night becoming Paradise police chief. It forewarns hardships which face the war-weary police veteran in command of a small, insignificant town caught up in corruption and intrigue. See more »

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The rear-view mirror on Joe Genest's Camaro has been removed. See more »

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[first lines]
Cop: [flashback] You alright, sir?
Jesse Stone: Yes.
Cop: So, what are you doing here at 4 in the morning?
Jesse Stone: I'm a cop.
Cop: Got a badge?
Jesse Stone: I *was* a cop, I'm leaving town. I just thought I'd stand here for a while 'til I went.
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Followed by Jesse Stone: Thin Ice (2009) See more »

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Intelligent, wise and sensitive cop still has his hangups and limitations
5 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Are there cops like Jesse Stone (Tom Selleck)? Very doubtful, or very doubtful there are many. There are too many horror stories of police brutality these days. But we do need examples of heroes, and Jesse Stone is one. He knows what to say and not say to win over a girl from a troubled marriage who could easily go wrong. He knows how to gain the respect of his department members. But clearly he did not know how to handle his affairs in LA, before he journeyed to a small Massachusetts town to become a police chief, for he arrives in quite an alcoholic condition. So, Jesse Stone is a kind of throwback to a long series of movieland good cops and good private detectives, incorruptible, alert, smart and stalwart who plow on despite their personal problems.

Night Passage may be viewed first in the series if one wants a chronological look at Jesse Stone that starts with his leaving LA and shows his settling in in the town of Paradise, Massachusetts. This is supposedly loosely based on Swampscott, which is about 15-20 miles from Boston. Swampscott has a Paradise Road that seems to have motivated the town's name.

It's not too far-fetched that the mob, known to inhabit various locales in and around Boston, might launder money in a nearby town. Well, at any rate, there have to be bad guys to challenge Jesse, who insists on being called Jesse.

The movie seamlessly interweaves characterizations of local people and of Jesse himself and his dog Boomer with the central crime story, the resolution of which leaves something to be desired, since it exposes Jesse to a risk that hardly seems plausible. But then this entry in the series focuses far more on character than on the crime story.

It's a pleasure to have a hero who understands people and thinks for himself.


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