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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.


Robert Harmon


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


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


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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 »


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 »


[first lines]
Luther 'Suitcase' Simpson: She's been in the water a long time.
Chief Jesse Stone: Yeah.
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References Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993) See more »

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"Getting sober is cold b*****d work."
13 September 2020 | by Alba_Of_SmegSee all my reviews

Death In Paradise (2006) is familiar and easy to watch but definitely not as entertaining as the previous two movies. The usual cast are all good and our overqualified police chief Jesse does what he does so well. The climactic confrontation at the end starts off well but soon gets predictable and rather silly. Shame really.

👍 William Devane's first appearance as psychiatrist Dr. Dix. 👍 John Diehl & Debra Christofferson are brilliant as the wife beater and punch bag couple. 👎 Orla Brady as Dr. Lilly Summers, wasn't a fan of the performance. 👎 I found the domestic abuse subplot FAR more interesting than the murder. 👎 The ending is very convenient and typical for a TV movie.

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Release Date:

30 April 2006 (USA) See more »

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

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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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