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Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt (2012)

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.

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When the man who replaced Jesse as Paradise Police Chief was killed when his car exploded. So Jesse is asked to return and he does. So he goes to the crime scene and there's evidence leads people to believe that the man may have been corrupt. And Jesse who didn't like him because he took his job, says that he is allowed the benefit of the doubt. Jesse finds himself alone because Suitcase and Rose left when the other Chief was there. Jesse suspects that Hasty might know something. And a guy is following Jesse. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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A couple of times Jesse Stone says that he knew he'd get his job back, not getting it back was out of the question as "fate wouldn't do that to me". The same quote is in the first episode of Magnum PI, when Selleck's character (Thomas Magnum) said he knew he'll be able to break into Robyn Masters' Ferrari and therefore get to live in the guest house and use the Ferrari. Not breaking into the Ferrari was out of the question as "fate wouldn't do that to me". Tom Selleck was co-writer of "Benefit of the Doubt" and probably liked that quote from his Magnum character 32 years earlier. See more »

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The Massachusetts automobile inspection sticker is on the wrong side of the windshield. The sticker has been on the right (passenger) side of the windshield since at least 1960. See more »

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Jesse Stone: I thought getting my job back would straighten me out.
Hasty Hathaway: How is the drinking thing?
Jesse Stone: I got wasted last night.
Hasty Hathaway: Are you getting help?
Jesse Stone: I'm not about to see a shrink.
Hasty Hathaway: Is there someone you can talk to or confide in?
Jesse Stone: I think you just got elected.
Hasty Hathaway: Oh.
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Follows Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise (2006) See more »

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Intermezzo, Op.118, No.2
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Good Thing I Took a Nap
25 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I could watch Tom Selleck sit and think for hours -- and that's pretty much what I did in this latest Jesse Stone episode. It was slow, but that's Robert B. Parker for you, and yet I return to the Jesse Stone novels just as I will for the Tom Selleck portrayal of our flawed hero. Two small things that bothered me: One, Rose is portrayed by 61 year old Kathy Baker; did I understand that she had a baby 3 years ago? Maybe I misunderstood that. Two, Jesse wakes up in the morning and is freshly shaved. With a beard like his, I don't think so. Oh, a third problem: Jesse never did talk to the dead Chief's wife and we never saw any closure for her dad. Did I mention I could watch Tom Selleck for hours, even if he's sleep-walking through a murder mystery?


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