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Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise (2006)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | TV Movie 30 April 2006
A body's found on the shore of a lake. Police Chief Jesse Stone starts an investigation. It turns out to be a pregnant high school student. There's also a case of a persistent wife beater. Jesse starts seeing a shrink and dating.

Director:

Robert Harmon

Writers:

Robert B. Parker (novel), J.T. Allen (teleplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Selleck ... Jesse Stone
Viola Davis ... Molly Crane
Kohl Sudduth ... Luther 'Suitcase' Simpson
Orla Brady ... Lilly Summers
Gary Basaraba ... Norman Shaw
John Diehl ... Jerry Snyder
Debra Christofferson ... Mrs. Snyder
Mae Whitman ... Emily Bishop
Matt Barr ... Hooker Royce
Edward Edwards ... Hank Bishop
Brendan Kelly ... Lovey Norris
Liisa Repo-Martell ... Carole Genest
Kerri Smith ... Sister Mary John
Stephen McHattie ... Captain Healy
Maria Ricossa ... Sandy Bishop
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Storyline

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. Through a class ring of a student that they find near the corpse, they identity the dead girl, the local slut Billy Bishop. Meanwhile, his department deals with a domestic violent situation with an aggressive and abusive husband who beats his wife. Along his investigation, Stone discloses that the famous writer Norman Shaw was too much close to the victim and intended to write the biography of the famous gangster Leo in his next book. Joining the pieces of evidences like a puzzle, Stone unravels the identity of the criminal. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

CBS [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Robert B. Parker's Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise See more »

Filming Locations:

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9
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Trivia

Is the third book in the Jesse Stone series, actually coming before Jesse Stone: Stone Cold (2005), but a scene showing Jesse visit the grave of Polly Shannon's character changes the order. See more »

Goofs

When Jesse and Suitcase were at the quarry, sighting in Luther's AR, Jesse tells him to adjust his sight to the left. Luther makes the adjustment to the wrong dial. He adjusts the vertical (up and down) not the horizontal (left and right). Plus, the holes left in the target are much too large and cleanly cut for a rifle round. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Luther 'Suitcase' Simpson: She's been in the water a long time.
Chief Jesse Stone: Yeah.
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Connections

Followed by Jesse Stone: Sea Change (2007) See more »

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another great television movie with Tom Selleck in the role he was born to play
1 December 2007 | by TheUnknown837-1See all my reviews

Like the film before this one, "Jesse Stone: Night Passage", "Death in Paradise" is a flawless, highly entertaining television movie that is so powerful and so realistic that it almost looks like something you would have to go see in the theaters. When a low-budget television show becomes that, then you know that you are really looking at a true masterpiece of film-making. I've seen big budget Hollywood mysteries that weren't as good as this. It stars Tom Selleck in another fabulous performance as Chief Jesse Stone, a troubled cop in a small town called Paradise on the eastern seaboard if I'm not mistaken.

What I liked a lot about "Death in Paradise" was how it didn't just focus on one single case by itself. Instead of just Tom Selleck and his team trying to solve the main mystery, the death of a girl, they also tries to handle a second case at the same time, which enhances the power and overall authentistic atmosphere of the movie.

I'll keep my review short and just end it by stating that "Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise" is like "Night Passage" and the sequel after this one, "Sea Change", a fantastic mystery movie and a delightful discovery to find. It's really impressive that a movie this magnificent could have been made on such a small budget, if it was. Most television movies are like that, but I can't be sure. If it was made on a higher budget, I can believe it. It's highly recommended by me.


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