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Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt (2012)

TV Movie  -   -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  20 May 2012 (USA)
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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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Jesse Stone - Im Zweifel für den Angeklagten  »

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Trivia

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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Chief Stone makes a traffic stop on a car that has been following him. The driver pulls off his sunglasses and sets them on the dash. Then Chief Stone approaches the driver's door and asks for license and registration. The sunglasses are back on so the driver pulls them off and sets them on the dash a second time. See more »

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Jesse Stone: Hello, Gino.
Gino Fish: Oh, I see your PPD hat has found its way back onto your head.
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Intermezzo, Op.118, No.2
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Beautiful Scenery but Choppy Movie Flow
21 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As the previous reviewer mentioned, the opening scene garners much attention and promises of good things to come. Unfortunately, they never really do. Tom Selleck does a nice job. If it was another actor, I don't think I would have watched the whole movie. There are numerous mood shots where the camera just stays on the character a bit longer for my liking. The dog is cute (I believe it's Tom Selleck's actual dog) but he gets the same long camera lingering shots. After a while you couldn't help laughing when the dog comes on. There may be too many characters and they don't really get developed so the story does not flow. I don't want to spoil any of it for those who are sentenced to watch it, but you will find some of the occurrences to be a bit illogical. It's definitely not on par with Blue Bloods.


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