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Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt (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

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Robert B. Parker (based upon characters created in Jesse Stone books), Tom Selleck | 1 more credit »
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Plot unknown. The next installment of the Jesse Stone franchise.

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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 | Mystery

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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jesse Stone - Im Zweifel für den Angeklagten 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

Chief Stone makes a traffic stop on a car that has been following him. The driver pulls off his sunglasses and sets them on the dash. Then Chief Stone approaches the driver's door and asks for license and registration. The sunglasses are back on so the driver pulls them off and sets them on the dash a second time. 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

Follows Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost (2011) See more »

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Intermezzo, Op.118, No.2
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(1893)
Written by Johannes Brahms
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Jesse's a flawed character
21 May 2012 | by Doug RipbergerSee all my reviews

The latest Jesse Stone installment, Benefit of the Doubt, is yet another reminder that Jesse is a flawed character. Tom Selleck does such a great job with this character you find yourself justifying these flaws and rooting for him to overcome and serve justice at the same time. Robert B. Parker's vision for Jesse to continue to be flawed has remained intact even after the scripts wandered away from Parker's story line. The supporting cast, Kathy Baker, Kohl Sudduth, Stephen McHattie, William Sadler, Saul Rubinek, and William Devane all return to Paradise to as well. Great acting by Selleck, good writing, and the talented supporting cast preserve Parker's vision for Jesse Stone and hopefully give it life for yet another CBS movie.


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