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Jesse Stone
Written by Diana Saenger   

jessestonetomselleck.jpgTom Selleck is a wonderful actor who has brought his fans incredible roles in dramas and comedies in both feature films - 3 Men and A Baby, a real classic - and television. He's also brought creative juices to his role as a producer in many productions. He's been nominated for numerous Golden Globe awards and won the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series - Drama in 1981 for Magnum P.I. Among his many Emmy awards for that show, Selleck took home the Emmy for the 1980 show. Selleck has also received an Emmy Award nomination for Jesse Stone: Sea Change, one of the installments in his newest series of the Jesse Stone franchise from Sony Pictures Television, based on the best-selling series of books by Robert B. Parker.

Here are synopses from the Jesse Stone series.

thinicetomphone.jpgIn Jesse Stone: Thin Ice, Paradise, Mass. Police Chief Jesse Stone finds himself in trouble with the Town Council when he inadvertently becomes involved in a shoot-out on a Boston street. His friend, State Homicide Commander Healy, is seriously wounded and Jesse comes under investigation by the Boston Police Department's Internal Affairs Division, which causes him to be away from Paradise for extended periods of time.

Jesse further alienates the Council by firing the Paradise Police Department's most prodigious ticket writer, resulting in a considerable loss of revenue for the town. His issues with the Council are further exacerbated when a celebrated out-of-towner shows up in Paradise in search of her missing child, and Jesse agrees to take her case. His continued defiance of the Council's wishes now begins to jeopardize his very job.

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Leslie Hope & Tom Selleck
Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Kathy Baker (Picket Fences) and Kohl Sudduth reprise their roles as the only police officers in Paradise. Stephen McHattie reprises his role as State Homicide Commander Healy, as does William Devane as Jesse's psychiatrist, Dr. Dix. Multiple Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Camryn Manheim (The Practice, Ghost Whisperer) joins the cast as Elizabeth Blue, a desperate woman in search of her child, along with Emmy winner Joanna Miles (The Glass Menagerie) as a woman in Paradise who helps Jesse with his search for the missing child and Leslie Hope (24), who stars as a beguiling and attractive internal affairs investigator.

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seachangetom_selleck.jpgIn Jesse Stone: Sea Change, having settled in as the police chief of the small New England town of Paradise, Mass., Jesse Stone's (Selleck) ultimate nightmare has come true: He finds himself filling his time writing parking tickets and struggling to keep his ever-present attraction to beautiful women and booze under control.

With one of his officers on maternity leave and another fighting for his life after suffering a gunshot wound, Jesse's restlessness gets the best of him and he re-opens a 12-year-old cold case involving the murder of a bank teller. Jesse finds his unsolved case unfolding while he's also investigating the tawdry circumstances surrounding an alleged rape aboard a yacht during the town's annual Race Week

­In this drama, Jesse Stone ( Tom Selleck) has settled into life as the police chief of the small New England town of Paradise, Mass. when the body of a teenage girl is found floating in a local lake. Stone discovers that the once straight-A student had started down a path of self-destruction and was estranged from her parents who never reported her missing.

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Tom Selleck &
William Duvane
With little to go on, the investigation takes Stone to the city where he rubs the Boston mob the wrong way. As he tries to focus on finding out what happened to the girl, Stone must also deal with a case of domestic violence that ultimately turns deadly. But as the investigation into the teen's death unfolds and he learns more and more about the girl's unhappy past, Stone finds himself slowly becoming obsessed with her and is steadfastly determined to bring her killer to justice.

­Viola Davis (Century City), Vito Rezza (Death to Smoochy) and Kohl Sudduth (The Banger Sisters) reprise their roles as the staff of inexperienced police officers Stone inherits with his new job and Stephen McHattie (A History of Violence) reprises his role as Captain Healy. Orla Brady (Empire) stars as Dr. Lilly Summers, the headmistress of the dead teen's prep school. Gary Basaraba (Boomtown) joins the cast as Norman Shaw, a local writer who has ties to the dead teen's prep school and William Devane (Knots Landing) stars as a doctor Stone consults about his drinking problem.

deathinparadisetomsellick.jpg ­In Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise, Jesse Stone ( Tom Selleck) has settled into life as the police chief of the small New England town of Paradise, Mass. when the body of a teenage girl is found floating in a local lake. Stone discovers that the once straight-A student had started down a path of self-destruction and was estranged from her parents who never reported her missing.

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Tom Selleck & Vito Rezza
With little to go on, the investigation takes Stone to the city where he rubs the Boston mob the wrong way. As he tries to focus on finding out what happened to the girl, Stone must also deal with a case of domestic violence that ultimately turns deadly. But as the investigation into the teen's death unfolds and he learns more and more about the girl's unhappy past, Stone finds himself slowly becoming obsessed with her and is steadfastly determined to bring her killer to justice.

­Viola Davis (Century City), Vito Rezza (Death to Smoochy) and Kohl Sudduth (The Banger Sisters) reprise their roles as the staff of inexperienced police officers Stone inherits with his new job and Stephen McHattie (A History of Violence) reprises his role as Captain Healy.   Orla Brady (Empire) stars as Dr. Lilly Summers, the headmistress of the dead teen's prep school. Gary Basaraba (Boomtown) joins the cast as Norman Shaw, a local writer who has ties to the dead teen's prep school and William Devane (Knots Landing) stars as a doctor Stone consults about his drinking problem.

nightpassagetselleck-dog.jpg ­Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Tom Selleck reprises his role as Jesse Stone in the prequel to "Stone Cold." The movies are based on the best-selling books by Robert B. Parker. Stephen Baldwin and Stephanie March also star. Jesse Stone: Night Passage reveals how Stone (Selleck) became Police Chief of Paradise, Massachusetts after being fired from the Los Angeles Police Department. An unlikely candidate, Stone is recruited by Paradise's board of selectmen in the hopes that he won't dig too deeply into the town's dirty secrets. Within moments of being hired and still drunk from the night before, Stone must investigate a domestic violence situation involving Paradise's resident hothead, whose ties to a local bank manager expose a money-laundering scheme.

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Tom Selleck & Polly Shannon
Polly Shannon reprises her role as City Attorney Abby Taylor and Stephen McHattie reprises his role as Captain Healy. Viola Davis, Vito Rezza and Kohl Sudduth reprise their roles as the staff of inexperienced police officers Stone inherits with his new job. Stephanie March joins the cast as Cissy Hathaway, the attractive wife of the town's most powerful man, who has eyes for Jesse Stone.

thinicetomchair.jpgIn Jesse Stone: Stone Cold, ­Jesse Stone (Tom Selleck) is a former L.A. homicide detective who left behind the big city and an ex-wife to become the police chief of the quiet New England fishing town of Paradise. Stone's old habits die hard as he continues to indulge his two favorite things -- scotch and women. When a series of murders takes place and a high school girl is raped, he's forced to face his own demons in order to solve the crimes. And, since these are the first murders to occur in Paradise, Jesse must also train his inexperienced staff of police officers to assist in the investigation to find the killers and the rapist before they can strike again.

Mimi Rogers plays Rita Fiore, an attorney who catches Stone's eye while defending one of the accused rapists.

Synopsis and photo credit - Sony Pictures Television

 



                       

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