Police Chief Jesse Stone, who was suspended by the Paradise, Mass. Town Council, begins moonlighting for his friend, State Homicide Commander Healy, by investigating a series of murders in ...
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Jesse Stone and Captain Healy are shot during an unauthorized stake-out in Boston. Meanwhile, a cryptic letter sent from Paradise leads the mother of a kidnapped child to Stone. Though her son was declared dead, she hopes he will reopen the case.
After his involuntary retirement, Jesse Stone investigates the suspicious death of a young friend while the Paradise police force deals with the arrogant new chief, who is the son-in-law of a town councilman.
When Police Chief Jesse Stone's relationship with his ex-wife worsens, he fears he will relapse into alcoholism. To get his mind off his problems, Jesse begins working on the unsolved ... See full summary »
Jesse Stone comes out of involuntary retirement after the sheriff who replaced him exploded in their police car. The other officers Jesse worked with have left the department so he is forced to solve the crime on his own.
When the body of a fourteen-year-old teenager is found in the margin of a lake in Paradise, Massachusetts, the Chief of Police Jesse Stone and his officer Simpson seek clues in the spot. ... See full summary »
Monte Walsh and Chet Rollins are long-time cowhands, working whatever ranch work comes their way, but "nothing they can't do from a horse." Their lives are divided between months on the ... See full summary »
As America recovers from the Civil War, one man tries to put the pieces of his life back together but finds himself fighting a new battle on the frontier. Cable is an embittered Confederate... See full summary »
Rafe Covington promises a dying friend that he'll watch over the man's wife and ranch after he's gone. When Rafe gets to his friend's ranch, he finds that Barkow, the local power in town, ... See full summary »
Police Chief Jesse Stone, who was suspended by the Paradise, Mass. Town Council, begins moonlighting for his friend, State Homicide Commander Healy, by investigating a series of murders in Boston, leaving Rose and Suitcase to handle a crime spree in Paradise on their own. Jesse pours his energy into his work in an effort to push away his twin demons: booze and women. When his investigation leads to notorious mob boss Gino Fish, Jesse's pursuit becomes hazardous. Written by
"Jesse Stone: No Remorse" is a 2010 movie based on the character created by Robert B. Parker.
I like a lot of things about these movies, one of which is how incidental characters are carried through to the next story, for instance, Emily Bishop, now working in a convenience store; and Hasty, now out of prison and still in love with his ex-wife.
In this film, Jesse has been suspended by the town council and isn't supposed to be talking to Suitcase or to Rose. And now he has a cell phone and Rose has the number, if he could only figure out how to work it.
Healy (Steven McHattie) hires Jesse as a consultant to look into a series of murders. Jesse gets the word that everyone on the police force is going to be fired, and the council plans on using these unsolved murders as an excuse. So Jesse points out it would behoove everyone involved to get them solved.
My problem with these movies, though I think the stories are good, is Tom Selleck. I happen to be a fan of his. What I like about him is his smile, his flair for comedy, and his immense charm. None of which he displays here. He has a sad, depressed look on his face and mumbles his lines, and it's supposedly called ACTING. It's a generic, monotone performance. If a more complex actor were playing this role it would help the movies.
I read a story from a woman who gave EST-type courses to actors, in which she promised them a result - not stardom, but something. There was this one guy in the class who would get close to roles but never get them. She called his agent and told the actor, I have wonderful news. You have no talent.
Now, the actor was very upset, but the teacher pointed out to him that now, he didn't have to worry - all he had to do was use his charm and his winning personality to sell the role and not worry about the other stuff.
She ends her chapter in this book by saying the actor became a household name. Given that this was written at the time that Magnum was so big, I have always suspected the actor was Selleck.
Whether it was or not, this role does not play to his strong points. He's not Al Pacino and he shouldn't pretend he is.
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