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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

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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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Genres:

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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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

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

On the night that Jessie gets his job back, there is a thunderstorm and rain can be seen running down the closed window. Later, there is a shot of the ocean with what would seem to be a ray of the full moon shinning on it. The next morning, Jessie is awakened with sunshine on his face and the curtains can be seen blowing in the wind from the open window. See more »

Quotes

Jesse Stone: I thought getting my job back would straighten me out.
Hasty Hathaway: How is the drinking thing?
Jesse Stone: I got wasted last night.
Hasty Hathaway: Are you getting help?
Jesse Stone: I'm not about to see a shrink.
Hasty Hathaway: Is there someone you can talk to or confide in?
Jesse Stone: I think you just got elected.
Hasty Hathaway: Oh.
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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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In grisly fashion
22 September 2012 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

This latest in the Jesse Stone series contains little suspense as the only new character introduced in the anthology turns out to be the perpetrator or at least one of them. Part of the problem is that you really would have to see the previous film to get into what is going on here.

In that previous film Tom Selleck who steps on a lot of toes in the small ocean town of Paradise, Massachusetts got fired as police chief and the snot nose son-in-law of one of the town councilmembers took his job. Well in this episode the new chief and another officer are killed in a most grisly fashion, a bomb thrown under their police car blows them up. You'd think it was Afghanistan.

In fact Selleck who is brought back as chief thinks it's not terrorism and so does Stephen McHattie from the Massachusetts State Police homicide squad. They think it's local and personal and it turns out it is.

One problem Selleck does have is that he IS the Paradise police because the others quit when he left and the two deceased were the previous force. He could have used a little help, but Kathy Baker and Kohl Sudduth just aren't ready to return.

These two hour Jesse Stone movies give Tom Selleck a chance to get into his deeply flawed alcoholic character. The enforced idleness in his absence as chief have put a lot of temptation to return to his drinking ways.

Fans of the series and of Selleck should like this film.


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