Stone Cold 2005

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

Starring:
Tom Selleck,Jane Adams
Runtime:
1 hour, 22 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Thriller
Director Robert Harmon
Starring Tom Selleck, Jane Adams
Supporting actors Reg Rogers, Mimi Rogers, Viola Davis
Studio Sony Pictures International
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
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53 of 53 people found the following review helpful By David VINE VOICE on 27 Jun. 2008
Format: DVD
Stone Cold was the pilot tv movie in the series of adaptions of Robert B Parker's Jesse Stone novels. Thankfully it was good enough for a series of further tv movies (4 including this one to date) to be made. Tom Selleck (Magnum P I) is superb as Stone in a performance which is very different to his portrail of Thomas Magnum.

The basic plot involves a pair of serial killers who have set their sights on Stone. To complicate matters Stone is investigating the brutal gang rape of a young girl. The story movies at a nice easy pace with very little graphic violence which makes a nice change to most crime tv at the moment. There are also not annoying loud songs on the soundtrack just a nice music score which doesn't destract the viewer.

So all in all an excellent made for television movie. I would also recommend you pick up the other Jesse Stone movies Night Passage, Death In Paradise and Sea Change (this one is only available on region 1 dvd to date, the others are available on UK region 2 dvd).
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By amberfox on 17 July 2012
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Tom Selleck as the quietly moral man, speaking only when he has something to say. Supposedly set in a New England fishing town, this has superb cinematography, poignant background music which is exactly that ... in the background ..... and an excellent story. Police Chief Jesse Stone is a no-nonsense policeman, definitely non-pc (which might have you cheering in some scenes) as he quietly rips apart a complacent community while dealing with his own personal issues.

Have now purchased all in the series and each one has been a joy to watch.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Spike Owen TOP 500 REVIEWER on 22 Jun. 2013
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Jesse Stone: Stone Cold is directed by Robert Harmon and adapted to teleplay by John Fasano and Michael Brandman from a Robert B. Parker novel. It stars Tom Selleck, Jane Adams, Reg Rogers, Viola Davis, Alexis Dziena and Kohl Sudduth. Music is by Jeff Beal and cinematography by Rene Ohashi.

In the small town of Paradise, Massachusetts, world weary Chief of Police Jesse Stone (Selleck) is thrust into a twin investigation involving a high school gang rape and what appears to be a serial killer at large.

What a pleasant surprise! I'm not familiar with the Parker novels that feature the character Jesse Stone, nor was I aware that this was the first of many TV films to feature said character played by Selleck. In an undemanding mood and scratching around for something to watch before retiring to bed I gave this a spin purely because I have always found Selleck an immensely likable actor. What I got was a very well constructed thriller/crime TV movie led by an impressive Selleck.

"I hope you don't take this in any negative way, but you may be the simplest person I've ever met. You know what you know, and you do what you do, and you just keep doing it. Like a mule."

The story itself, with its double crime investigation core, is simple and nothing remotely mysterious. In fact the perpetrators are evident to us early in the piece. This is about introducing us to Jesse Stone the man, what sort of cop he is? Why does he drink so much? Will he ever let go of the emotional demons that haunt him? As written it's a standard "troubled copper" role, but Selleck elevates it to greater heights with a telling turn of emotional force. Such sadness resides in his face, even if he is just staring out at the ocean you can feel the world pressing down on his shoulders.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Stephen Kennedy TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 9 May 2009
Format: DVD
This was the first in a series of movies in which Tom Selleck brings to life Robert Parker's creation, Jesse Stone, and highly successful it is too.
Selleck brings to life this world weary and imperfect character - a moral man, full of imperfections but who wants to do the right thing and has the instinct to do it. He is an ex big city policeman, now a police chief in the sleepy town of Paradise, population 25,000. He is battling alcohol, and is unable to let go of the memory of his ex wife, who calls him regularly. All in all, a much more flawed character than we are used to seeing him play, but he does a terrific job, and brings his gravitas to create a character who, in spite of his flaws, we see as an upright man.
Trouble starts when an investigation into a murder quickly develops into a serial murder, with no apparent motive.. meantime, the investigation into the gang rape of a young teenager is ongoing, despite pressure to let it drop. None of it is anything new to the genre, but it is written with a satisfyingly slow burn approach, sucking you into the lives and characters enough to make you care what happens to them.
Although the subject matter sounds harsh, the telling of it is realistic, and relatively slow moving and subdued for a modern show. Frankly, for this viewer that was part of the appeal - no blaring soundtrack, no hyper fast edits - just good story telling. However, if it is an action movie you are after, best look elsewhere. This is a character piece, where the thriller elements are unsurprising, but the script and folks you meet along the way will take you willingly along for the ride.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By M. Dugdale on 21 Mar. 2012
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This must rate as one of the best mini series to come from the U.S. Tom Selleck is excellent in his role as Jesse Stone, his personal problems and his demons don't get in the way of his professionalism as a police officer. I have bought all of the DVD's in the series so far.
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