Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise


Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise

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Transplanted L.A. cop Jesse Stone (Tom Selleck) attempts to solve the murder of a teenage girl while simultaneously dealing with a deadly case of domestic violence in this mystery that marks the third cinematic outing for novelist Robert B. Parker's eponymous detective. Having recently settled into his position as the police chief of Paradise, Massachusetts, Stone is troubled to learn that the body of a former straight-A student has been found floating in a nearby lake. Later, as Stone delves ever deeper into the case, he finds that the girl had grown increasingly self-destructive in her last days and that her parents hadn't even bothered to report her missing. His investigation around the quiet New England town yielding little to go on, Stone ventures into the city to search for clues and has a frightening brush with the Boston mob. With every inquiry Stone makes, he appears to be moving farther away from the truth than ever before. Though a disturbing instance of explosive domestic violence momentarily distracts the detective from the task at hand, Stone's determination quickly turns to obsession when he begins to feel as if he may finally be on track to solving the case. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Tom Selleck
as Jesse Stone
Orla Brady
as Lilly Summers
Steven Flynn
as Leo Finn
Stephen McHattie
as Captain Healy
Vito Rezza
as Anthony D'Angelo
Kohl Sudduth
as Luther Simpson
Gary Basaraba
as Norman Shaw
John Diehl
as Jerry Snyder
Carolyn Fitzgibbons
as Billie Bishop
Mae Whitman
as Emily Bishop
Debra Christofferson
as Vivian Snyder
Matt Barr
as Hooker Royce
Brendan Kelly
as Lovey Norris
Michael Ha
as Mr. Kim
Liisa Repo-Martell
as Carole Genest
Kerri Smith
as Sister Mary John
Maria Ricossa
as Sandy Bishop
David Christoffel
as Martin Reagan
John Beale
as Doc Perkins
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tom selleck owns the lead and gives a once in a life time performance. the mystery plays out like an old fashioned noir and is not as focused on Stone which is a shame because that was the strength of the first two films. the story involves two cases one which involves the floating body of a young girl & a husband and wife battery case. the mystery of the girl is handled with a little care but the battery case is so emotionally weak its hard to imagine why they even included it. this was a little weaker then the last addition which really set the bench mark for the series. hopefully Stone will start facing some tougher cases and demons for the next round.

Brendan Nicholls
Brendan Nicholls

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Based on Jesse Stone Novel #3, Death In Paradise, was probably the best Jesse Stone book to make into a movie. On a cold rainy day, the body of a young, abused, teenage girl is found floating in the lake and Jesse gets obsessed with finding out why. As with most Robert B. Parker novels, the story is very solid, and this one was especially good, because it brings Jessie Stone right to the edge, and I feel like you really get to know him more intimately from this story. Tom Selleck, AKA Magnum P.I., once again is in a familiar role and makes the story that much stronger. I can't say much more without giving stuff away, but the ending is quite unexpected.

Todd Smith
Todd Smith

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More Jesse Stone, this time in the 3rd go-round Stone is investigating the death of a 14-year old girl who "got around" and had a bad reputation around the community and even within her own family. At the same time, he's also investigating an older continuing domestic abuse case where the wife has just about had it with her drunk, abusive husband. The best one so far in my opinion.

Derek Daniels
Derek Daniels

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Really interested Jesse Stone mystery movie as well as I just liked this. What makes this TV movie work is Tom Selleck's usual fine performance of a title role who is intelligent and determined yet stubborn and flawed. While most of the actors are good, another standout performance comes from William Devane as a therapist Stone's ex-wife recommends to help him stop drinking - a former cop who lost his job and his wife to his own alcohol problem. Another standout performance comes from the actor playing the Boston businessman with a bad reputation and a goon named Lovey. The violence is minimal for most of the movie, though there is some blood in a couple of scenes.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

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