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Jesse Stone: Night Passage (2006)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | TV Movie 15 January 2006
In this prequel to 'Stone Cold,' Tom Selleck reprises his role as Jesse Stone, an L.A. cop who relocates to a small town only to find himself immersed in one mystery after the other.

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Robert Harmon

Writers:

Robert B. Parker (novel), Tom Epperson (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Selleck ... Jesse Stone
Saul Rubinek ... Hasty Hathaway
Viola Davis ... Molly Crane
Kohl Sudduth ... Luther 'Suitcase' Simpson
Polly Shannon ... Abby Taylor
Mike Starr ... Lou Carson
Britt Robertson ... Michelle Genest (as Brittany Robertson)
Liisa Repo-Martell ... Carole Genest
Stephen McHattie ... Captain Healy
John Beale John Beale ... Dr. Perkins
Vito Rezza Vito Rezza ... Anthony D'Angelo
Stephanie March ... Cissy Hathaway
Stephen Baldwin ... Joe Genest
Maria Brooks ... Sandy
McKenzi Scott McKenzi Scott ... Tammy
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Storyline

After having drinking issues while on-duty In Santa Monica, California, the former detective Jesse Stone moves to Paradise, Massachusetts with his old dog Boomer. Stone is invited by Paradise's powerful counselor, Hastings Hathaway. Stone replaces former Chief Lou Carson, who retired early. In Stone's first assignment, he hits an abusive husband named Joe Genest. Genest disregarded a restraining order. Local attorney Abby Taylor visits Stone after the incident and an affair begins. When Lou is killed, Chief Jesse Stone suspects of the mobster Joe and Hastings, and plots a situation trying to disclose the truth. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Robert B. Parker's Jesse Stone: Night Passage See more »

Filming Locations:

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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Stereo

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Color

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16:9
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Trivia

"The Caine Mutiny" is playing in Jesse Stone's motel room the night becoming Paradise police chief. It forewarns hardships which face the war-weary police veteran in command of a small, insignificant town caught up in corruption and intrigue. See more »

Goofs

When Lou parks by the cliff, the distance from his car to the fence changes, and before he gets out of the car the bottle he drinks from has no label. When he gets in the car again it has a label. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Cop: [flashback] You alright, sir?
Jesse Stone: Yes.
Cop: So, what are you doing here at 4 in the morning?
Jesse Stone: I'm a cop.
Cop: Got a badge?
Jesse Stone: I *was* a cop, I'm leaving town. I just thought I'd stand here for a while 'til I went.
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References The Caine Mutiny (1954) See more »

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Fine prequel to 'Stone Cold'
18 January 2006 | by vchimpanzeeSee all my reviews

At the start of this movie based on the first Robert B. Parker novel about Jesse Stone, the former Los Angeles detective is mistaken for a vagrant on the beach in Santa Monica. He has to explain to a cop that he also is--or was--a cop.

Meanwhile, in the quiet coastal town of Paradise, Massachusetts, police chief Lou Carson (Mike Starr) is celebrating his retirement.

When we see Jesse again, he is crossing the country with his hound dog Boomer, and trying not to drink.

If you have seen the TV movie 'Stone Cold', based on another Parker novel, you know what comes next. The question is: how does Jesse go from drunken bum to the new police chief of Paradise? The answer may be related to the meeting between Lou and Hasty Hathaway, the banker and town administrator, beside a rusting ship tied up at a dock--and the envelope full of cash. This secret conversation may also have a connection to the murder that serves as a primary plot line for the movie.

Having worked in the big city, Jesse does things the way he is used to--much to the dismay of town attorney Abby Taylor (Polly Shannon).

Molly (Viola Crane) is the dispatcher, insisting she is a police officer and not a secretary. The other officers are Anthony D'Angelo (Vito Rezza) and Luther Simpson (Kohl Sudduth), who gets nicknamed 'Suitcase' by Jesse. Hathaway's wife Cissy (Stephanie March) doesn't seem happy with her marriage.

Tom Selleck does a fine job once again as Jesse. His character is confident yet pleasant, intelligent but flawed. He vows not to drink--on the job. One of his best scenes is with troubled teen Michele, whose parents are divorcing, though her abusive father Joe (Stephen Baldwin) insists on remaining close to the family, and he is mysterious about how he makes a living. Saul Rubinek does a good job as Hasty.

This is not an exciting movie, and certainly not the type of movie where one would expect car chases and explosions. In fact, it is not really a murder mystery, though solving the murder does take up more time than any of the other plot lines. The main purpose of the movie is to introduce the characters. Despite the movie's slow pace, I found it entertaining mainly because of Jesse. There is some comedy, and violence is minimal. The language and sexual talk make this inappropriate for young children, though prime-time network TV offers far worse.

I happen to know there will be at least one more Jesse Stone movie, and I look forward to it.


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