Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost

Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost is a 2011 American made-for-television crime drama film directed by Dick Lowry and starring Tom Selleck, Kathy Baker, and Kohl Sudduth. Based on the characters from the Jesse Stone novels created by Robert B. Parker, the film is about the retired police chief of a small New England town who investigates the suspicious death of a young friend while the police force deals with the arrogant new police chief who is the son-in-law of a town councilman.[1] Filmed on location in Nova Scotia,[2] the story is set in the fictitious town of Paradise, Massachusetts. Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost is the seventh in a series of nine television films based on the characters of Parker's Jesse Stone novels. The film first aired on the CBS television network on May 22, 2011.[1]

Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost
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GenreCrime film
Based onthe Jesse Stone novels
by Robert B. Parker
Screenplay by
Directed byDick Lowry
Theme music composerJeff Beal
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Producer(s)Steven J. Brandman
CinematographyDavid Gribble
Editor(s)Steven Cohen
Running time91 minutes
Production company(s)Brandman Productions
DistributorSony Pictures Television
Original networkCBS
Original release
  • May 22, 2011 (2011-05-22) (USA)
Preceded byNo Remorse (2010)
Followed byBenefit of the Doubt (2012)


After being replaced as the chief of police in Paradise, Massachusetts by the town council president's son-in-law, William Butler (Jeff Geddis), Jesse Stone is still without a full-time job (though he vows to one day be reinstated). Nevertheless, he continues to find ways to pursue investigations into two separate murders: one involves a friend with whom he had lost contact, and the other has him working as a consulting investigator for the Massachusetts State Police Homicide Division on a case involving a robbery and murder suspect. Both Jesse and his friend, State Police Captain Healy (Stephen McHattie), have doubts as to the robbery/murder suspect's guilt. All the while, Jesse deals with tensions between Butler, who expects him to give up his "concealed carry" gun permit, but who is informed, by Rose Gammon (Kathy Baker), that as a retired (not fired) police officer he has a federally mandated right to "concealed carry" for life. His problems with his ex-wife, and drinking issues are still present.




Unlike the first four films in the Jesse Stone series, Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost is not based on one of Robert B. Parker's novels. The screenplay was written by Tom Selleck and Michael Brandman. This was their second collaboration on an original Jesse Stone screenplay.

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See also


  1. "Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved July 31, 2012.
  2. "Locations for Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved July 31, 2012.
  3. "Full cast and crew for Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved July 31, 2012.
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