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.
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.
Police Chief Jesse Stone's suspended in Paradise. He helps a friend as "temp" with a serial killer in Boston. He gets his first cellphone to avoid calls from his ex. Paradise PD's way over it's head with a convenience store robbery/murder.
Jesse Stone and Captain Healy are shot during an unauthorized stake-out in Boston. Meanwhile, a cryptic letter sent from Paradise leads the mother of a kidnapped child to Stone. Though her son was declared dead, she hopes he will reopen the case.
Police Chief Jesse Stone's shrink recommends looking into old, unsolved cases to reduce drinking by staying busy. Of 3 cases before his time, he starts on the killing of a bank teller. He's also investigating an alleged rape.
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.
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Is the first Jesse Stone telefilm to premiere on Hallmark Channel. CBS chose not to make any more films after the eighth film Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt (2012) for demographic reasons, despite relatively high ratings and a loyal fanbase. Tom Selleck waited three years for the right offer to be made, and wanted to maintain the production quality set in the first eight films. Hallmark Channel often repeated the first eight films, which made them the natural choice to continue the series. See more »
The page numbers mentioned above would make sense if the book is considered as a specialized log book, not a standard novel. It wouldn't be likely that they had a book created just for this scene, so it's reasonable that that's the way it was actually numbered. So each SHEET is numbered, and removing two sheets after 171 would bring you to 174. See more »
I suppose that's a ridiculous thing to say after what, 9 or 10 films, but you see one Jesse Stone movie, and you want to see others.
I'm a Tom Selleck fan, but as I've written in other reviews, I don't feel this is quite the role for him. He's too one-note. But I do think Selleck, as the main force behind this series, does a wonderful job. Everything is top drawer - the cast, the commitment, the writing, the photography.
And Jesse is an interesting guy, if depressed. The beginning of this particular film was very touching.
This was an excellent episode, maybe the best, as Jesse takes a consultant job in Boston and investigates some serial killings. They have the killer in custody, but he will only admit guilt to the first three, not the fourth. The fourth is identical to the others, and there were details not released to the press.
Jesse also takes on the cause of a young girl in Paradise whose mother is an alcoholic.
Jesse's loneliness, as always, is palpable, as he re-approaches Thelma (Gloria Reuben), only to find she's seeing someone.
Where Selleck gains some traction with this role is with whatever humor there is - there we see a flash of the charm that made him a star. He's always likable, and you're always on his side. Those are two of his gifts - while I think there's more to this character than he can bring, he makes it work for the audience.
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