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Jesse Stone: Stone Cold (2005)

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Jesse Stone (Selleck) is a New England police chief investigating a series of murders, in an adaptation of Robert B. Parker's novel.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Selleck ... Jesse Stone
Jane Adams ... Brianna Lincoln
Reg Rogers ... Andrew Lincoln
Viola Davis ... Molly Crane
Alexis Dziena ... Candace Pennington
Kohl Sudduth ... Luther 'Suitcase' Simpson
Polly Shannon ... Abby Taylor
Stephen McHattie ... Captain Healy
Shawn Roberts ... Bo Marino
Alex House ... Kevin Feeney
Mimi Rogers ... Rita Fiore
Vito Rezza Vito Rezza ... Anthony D'Angelo
Victoria Snow ... Margaret Pennington
Ralph Small Ralph Small ... Chuck Pennington
Thomas Gibson ... Troy Drake


In the small town of Paradise, Massachusetts, the experienced Chief of Police Jesse Stone is investigating a murder and a rape case. When a series of murders happen with the same "modus-operandi", Jesse discloses the identity of the killers. However, without the motive, proof or weapon, he has to wait for an opportunity to catch the murderers. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for violent content, some sexuality, nudity and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

31 October 2007 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Stone Cold See more »

Filming Locations:

Blue Rocks, Nova Scotia, Canada See more »

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Did You Know?


Mimi Rogers appeared with Tom Selleck in Magnum, P.I.: Italian Ice (1982) in 1982 when the two were reportedly dating. Selleck as Thomas Magnum did not rebuff her then as Jesse Stone did in 2005. See more »


The bathroom Bo is cornered in is clearly a women's bathroom. There are no urinals and as he knocks open the doors to the stalls, a tampon dispenser can clearly be seen on the wall. See more »


[first lines]
Chief Jesse Stone: Guys been shot, Jesse.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits: par · a · dise (par-uh-dis) n. 1. A place of ideal beauty or loveliness. 2. A state of delight. 3. Paradise, Massachusetts (town, FIPS 55520) Location: 42°40677' N, 70°81223' W Population (4587): 25408 (7633 housing units) Area: 17.3 sq. mi. (land), 41.8 sq. mi. (water) Zipcode(s): 02587 See more »


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Dark But Effective Rural Film Noir -- Possibly Selleck's Best Performance Since Magnum
1 August 2008 | by classicalsteveSee all my reviews

The challenge for actors that star in popular long-running TV shows is that they become forever fused to their character, sometimes called "type-cast". Most middle-age audiences will forever think of Tom Selleck as Thomas Magnum of the 1980's hit show Magnum PI. But Selleck, after-all, is an actor, not Thomas Magnum. He was an actor playing a part, and after the series ended, Selleck had to find new roles to conquer Unfortunately, directors are often reluctant to cast actors with strong associations with a particular television role. Luckily, for the film Stone Cold, Selleck offers a presence quite distinct from the happy-go-lucky Hawiian-shirted private detective who sported a Ferrari. Here, Selleck walks in the shoes of a far darker, even introspective, character in a small town in rural Massachusetts.

Although their occupations are similar, a young independent private detective versus an LA cop in the twilight of his career, Jesse Stone and Thomas Magnum are quite polar opposites. Magnum would crack jokes, score with beautiful women, and put down the bad guys all under a blazing Hawiian sun. In Stone Cold, the gloomy mists off of Cape Cod are the backdrop to a haunting but compelling story of a tired urban investigator tracking senseless serial killings in a town where the entire police force is barely four people.

There is a very deliberate but tempered pace to the film which matches the feel of a small New England community that is quite removed from the hurry and worry of New York or LA. Nothing is rushed. Just as the locals walk at a slow but steady pace through their neighborhood, this film also is a very one-step-at-a-time story. I felt like the the filmmakers wanted you to see and feel the fog-ridden ocean, the quiet streets, and crisp air of New England life as much as the other aspects of the story.

All in all, a satisfying viewing experience, with an outstanding performance by Selleck. And it looks as though the character of Jesse Stone continues in new films. Selleck has found a new niche that is an appropriate sequel to the TV show of his younger days. Jesse Stone is a very different kind of Thomas Magnum.

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