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Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt (2012)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | TV Movie 20 May 2012
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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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Robert Harmon

Writers:

Robert B. Parker (based upon characters created in Jesse Stone books), Tom Selleck | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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
Robert Carradine ... Arthur Gallery
Jeremy Akerman ... Councilman Carter Hanson
Christine Tizzard ... Amanda
Jeff Geddis ... William Butler
Vito Rezza Vito Rezza ... Anthony D'Angelo
Saul Rubinek ... Hasty Hathaway
William Devane ... Dr. Dix
John Beale John Beale ... Doc Perkins
Brian Heighton Brian Heighton ... Stan
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Storyline

When the man who replaced Jesse as Paradise Police Chief was killed when his car exploded, Jesse is asked to return and he does. So he goes to the crime scene and the 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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Action | Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt See more »

Filming Locations:

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

A couple of times Jesse Stone says that he knew he'd get his job back, not getting it back was out of the question as "fate wouldn't do that to me". The same quote is in the first episode of Magnum PI, when Selleck's character (Thomas Magnum) said he knew he'll be able to break into Robyn Masters' Ferrari and therefore get to live in the guest house and use the Ferrari. Not breaking into the Ferrari was out of the question as "fate wouldn't do that to me". Tom Selleck was co-writer of "Benefit of the Doubt" and probably liked that quote from his Magnum character 32 years earlier. See more »

Goofs

When Officer D'Angelo is driving Chief Butler, before the explosion, you can briefly see a 70 mph speed limit sign. There are no posted 70 mph speed limits on Massachussetts rural roads. It's a Canadian 70 kilometer per hour (43.50 mph) sign. See more »

Quotes

Jesse Stone: Hello, Gino.
Gino Fish: Oh, I see your PPD hat has found its way back onto your head.
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Connections

Features The Last Hurrah (1958) See more »

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Intermezzo, Op.118, No.2
(uncredited)
(1893)
Written by Johannes Brahms
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Nice scenery and atmosphere, but not much of a story
20 May 2012 | by highwaytouristSee all my reviews

This show starts out with a bang, literally. In a small, coastal town, two policemen die in a car bombing while out on a routine call. That certainly got my attention. Retired L.A. detective Jesse Stone is appointed to investigate. After that, the story wanders. We get to meet the various locals who live in the gloomy community with its rocky coast and gray weather, a place which has clearly seen better days. It's filled with cynical people one comes to expect in a movie like this. As expected, Stone (played well enough by Tom Sellink) asks questions of people, trying to find clues. As far as I could tell, but only finds little hints. In fact, the investigation doesn't go anywhere until the last half hour and the ending was very rushed. It also seems as if a sequel is being set up at the end.


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