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
Although 'Night Passage' (2006) is the second of the Jesse Stone films, after 'Stone Cold' (2005), it is actually the prequel to 'Stone Cold' so can be watched first. This makes more sense plot-wise. See more »
Joe Genest is shown threatening Jesse Stone with a revolver equipped with a suppressor (silencer). With the exception of obsolete Russian Nagant M1895, revolvers are not able to be suppressed because of the cylinder/barrel gap allows hot gas, and therefore sound, to escape. The use of a Nagant M1895 by a hit man would be nonsense. It is a collectible gun, ammo is not readily available, and the use of a common auto pistol with common ammo is what a hit man would use. See more »
You alright, sir?
So, what are you doing here at 4 in the morning?
I'm a cop.
Got a badge?
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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I looked forward to the first Jesse Stone film with positive anticipation, being a big fan of Robert Parker's books and brilliant written dialogue. I thought some younger actor who plays "outwardly stoic, inwardly thoughtful" like Viggo Mortenson or maybe a Chris Noth type would probably be cast, and was pleasantly surprised by Selleck. The questions Parker poses in the running dialogue between Stone and his estranged wife in the books seem a bit "young" for someone Selleck's actual age, but he is able to play 10-15 years younger than himself, making it all quite believable. The good work continued in this film, and Selleck especially tosses off the Parker dialogue very believably. (If you don't recognize or appreciate what I mean about the dialogue, pick any consecutive three or so of the Spenser novels and read them in order; the economy, wit, and "realness" of the dialogue is not often matched in current writing.) The next film should be fun!
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