I’ve recently revisited some of the Jesse Stone movies, based on the character from the books by Robert B. Parker. They books and the movies are interesting, a sort of new spin on a big-time detective trying to make a go of it in a small-town atmosphere.
Of course, the big-time detective, Jesse Stone, in this case lost his big-time job because he was borderline alcoholic. It makes for an interesting twist, because the movies show him sitting and drinking and talking to his ex-wife or his dog.
Jesse Stone is played convincingly by Tom Selleck, who has the ability to fit into a number of roles without reservation. After all, he’s run the gamut from Quigley to Magnum. That’s pretty impressive.