Jesse Stone

Season 1 Episode 1

Stone Cold

5
Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Feb 20, 2005 on CBS
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A series of seemingly random murders already has Chief Stone's full attention, but the case becomes personal when someone close to him is killed.

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  • Meet Jesse Stone, police chief of Paradise, Massachusetts.

    9.3
    Tom Selleck and a great team of actors and crew bring Robert B. Parker's Jesse Stone to life. "Stone Cold" introduces us to Jesse, a cop laid off in L.A. for drinking on the job and getting a second chance as the police chief of the sleepy village of Paradise, Massachusetts. Of course, it's not sleepy for long, and Jesse finds himself investigating a spree of murders and a gang-rape at the high school.



    Robert B. Parker's work is brilliant. He is clearly the heir to Chandler, Hammett and MacDonald and reigns as the king of mystery in America. Jesse Stone is one of his more dynamic characters, and Selleck captures Jesse perfectly. He is the calm in the midst of the storm, a man who's not always right but is always trying to do the right thing. The villains in this movie, the serial-killer couple the Lincolns, are played with smarmy menace by Reg Rogers and Jane Adams. You need to hate the villains as much as you love your hero, and these two don't disappoint. It's great to watch Jesse encircle them, much like Columbo, and prepare to take them down.



    Some parts of this movie feel rushed, and aspects of the novel are omitted, but that's to be expected in a TV adaptation. Parker's work has not been treated well by TV in the past, but with a top-notch movie like "Stone Cold," Jesse Stone came to TV with a great start.moreless
Stephen McHattie

Stephen McHattie

Captain Healy

Tom Selleck

Tom Selleck

Chief Jesse Stone

Viola Davis

Viola Davis

Molly Crane

Vito Rezza

Vito Rezza

Self/Tony D'Angelo

Kohl Sudduth

Kohl Sudduth

Luthor 'Suitcase' Simpson

Mimi Rogers

Mimi Rogers

Rita Fiore

Guest Star

Jane Adams

Jane Adams

Brianna Lincoln

Guest Star

Reg Rogers

Reg Rogers

Andrew Lincoln

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