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Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost (2011)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | TV Movie 22 May 2011
After his involuntary retirement, Jesse Stone investigates the suspicious death of a young friend while the Paradise police force deals with the arrogant new chief, who is the son-in-law of a town councilman.

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Dick Lowry

Writers:

Robert B. Parker (characters), Tom Selleck | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Selleck ... Jesse Stone
Kathy Baker ... Rose Gammon
Kohl Sudduth ... Luther 'Suitcase' Simpson
Gloria Reuben ... Thelma Gleffey
Stephen McHattie ... Captain Healy
William Sadler ... Gino Fish
Mark Blum ... Dr. Parkinson
Eileen Seton ... Cindy Van Aldan (as Eileen Boylan)
Mike Erwin ... Lewis Lipinsky
Jeff Geddis ... William Butler
Rae Ritke ... Jacqueline Van Aldan
Kerri Smith ... Sister Mary John
Val Ovtcharov Val Ovtcharov ... Valery Siminov
Stacy Smith ... Administrator
Saul Rubinek ... Hasty Hathaway
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After his involuntary retirement, Jesse Stone investigates the suspicious death of a young friend while the Paradise police force deals with the arrogant new chief, who is the son-in-law of a town councilman.

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This was originally five in the series of six. After the sixth show was released, two more episodes set as prequels were released to explain how Jesse Stone came to work at Paradise Police Dept. The prequels are Night Passage and Stone Cold, bringing the entire series to eight episodes. See more »

Quotes

Jesse Stone: I'd rather regret the things I've done than the things I haven't done.
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Followed by Untitled Jesse Stone Project See more »

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Still as good as ever
23 May 2011 | by vchimpanzeeSee all my reviews

I missed the last Jesse Stone movie, but hope to see it when it is repeated. This may affect my knowledge of what is going on.

Jesse is no longer police chief of Paradise. He is now averaging two drinks a night, which seems fine to him. And while he had talked to ex-wife Jen every night since their divorce, he has not spoken to her in three weeks. This may be because he threw the phone and broke it, and he doesn't get cell phone reception where he lives. Also, he hasn't seen Dr. Dix in three weeks. But he gets a request to help the Massachusetts state homicide detectives once again. Soon after that, he is back in Dr. Dix's office trying to justify his continued drinking and deal with other problems.

The new chief is William Butler, who doesn't seem especially well-suited for this small town. He is nice enough as he takes over from acting chief Simpson (D'Angelo is gone), but he calls everyone "detective" even though Paradise is too small to have detectives. He makes Rose the dispatcher and has a conflict with Simpson over whether to give the town a positive image rather than telling the truth. And he certainly doesn't make a positive impression on Stone.

While driving to Stone's house, Rose finds Rutherford College student Cindy Van Aldan (Eileen Boylan) dead inside her car on the side of the road. Stone once arrested Cindy for drug use and made her spend the night in jail; we see their relationship through flashbacks. Officially, this appears to be a suicide, but Stone has doubts.

In Boston, Stone is asked to help with the case of Charles Morris, a black man who insists he is innocent of holding up a liquor store. Stone thinks Charles is the victim of racism. Stone, incidentally, has a light-skinned black girlfriend these days, Thelma, who is younger than some of his hats but has children in college.

Stone asks to be given a badge and official title by the state homicide department, but of course Stone is not known for following the rules. He uses his badge to look into Cindy's case. Cindy spent time at Tranquility, an expensive rehab facility which Sister Mary John says doesn't accomplish anything. Dr. Parkinson (Mark Blum), who just happens to live in Paradise and knows Stone is a potential patient, won't give out any more information than he has to.

Eventually, Stone manages to make progress on both his cases. But does he accomplish enough to get back on Paradise's police force and send William packing?

People who are new to Jesse Stone's character, and especially those who get bored easily, should probably skip the first few minutes. But the excitement level builds, at least for those interested in solving a mystery or two rather than gunfire and explosions. While there is some of that second type of excitement at the end, this movie is really for those who want to see Tom Selleck's talent playing a flawed but intelligent cop getting things done that others can't. These movies tend to spend more time looking closely at Stone's character than actually solving crimes. And that can be a good thing.

This movie lives up to the reputation the other Jesse Stone movies have established. It is not based on any of Robert Parker's books directly, but on the character. And there are plenty of other good performances.


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22 May 2011 (USA) See more »

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Robert B. Parker's Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost See more »

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