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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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On the first episode of Magnum PI there is a Navy Ensign Healy (played by W.K. Stratton), which is the same last name of the character played by Stephen McHattie (Captain Healy). See more »

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In the final minutes of the film, Arthur is pursuing Jesse on the ship with a shotgun (the "deer" rifle that had been in Arthur's trunk). As the pursuit continues, Arthur no longer has the shotgun, and is inexplicably firing a gun instead. 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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Follows Jesse Stone: Stone Cold (2005) See more »

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Intermezzo, Op.118, No.2
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An Over-promoted Ultimately Disappointing Movie
25 May 2012 | by (Knoxville, Tennessee) – See all my reviews

In my opinion, the story was underwritten, because considerable time was given over to the main character doing very routine things (presumably just to kill the film's allotted time). Context was a problem too. Unless people had watched every previous episode of the Jesse Stone collection, he or she would have a difficult time sorting out some of the characters and their motivations. The acting performances were pretty routine, with very occasional exceptions. The car dealer on the town council was more of a caricature that a character, in my opinion. A number of the conversations that occurred in the film were pretty much pointless, as they contributed nearly nothing to the story's development. I had the feeling that this movie was made solely to fill a TV time slot and that cinematic excellence wasn't even a consideration.


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