Jesse Stone: Sea Change

Synopsis: When Police Chief Jesse Stone's relationship with his ex-wife worsens, he fears he will relapse into alcoholism. To get his mind off his problems, Jesse begins working on the unsolved murder of a bank teller shot during a robbery. Meanwhile, Stone's investigation of an alleged rape draws him into conflict with the town council, which hopes to preserve Paradise's reputation as an ideal seaside resort.
Genre: Crime, Drama
Director(s): Robert Harmon
Production: Sony Pictures Entertainment
  Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 nominations.
88 min

Well, I'm just a smalltown cop,

Mostly I give out parking tickets.

I don't wanna talk about your work.

Ok... How are things in L.A.?


- Why'd you call me

at the office, Jenn?

I don't want you to call me tonight.


Actually, I don't think

we should talk for a while.

How long, a while?

I don't know.


So, now it's coming over.

He thinks it's strange

that we still talk every night.

Was he there last night?



Do you understand?


Are you alright?


Jesse... Thank you.

Things get this slow

when Lou was Chief?

All the time. How's your wife?

Ex-wife, Rose.

- The Rabid skunk has benn dispatched.

- How?

D'Angelo shot him.

- Ok.

- D'Angelo was not happy...

- What did he say?

- He said "Why it is always my fault?"

Hey, I didn't say it was his fault,

I just said I was blaming him for it.

He thinks you pick on him.

Well, I don't like him.

If you don't like him,

why don't you fire him?

I'm not gonna fire him,

I'm gonna wear him down.

Wednesday is your town council meeting.

Oh, I'm gonna be late tommorrow...

I have to take Brian to the orthodontist.

And Edwin says the Civil War

Memorial was falling down.

He's watering too much.

Well, he wants the square to

look good for the Fall Regatta.

- Did you tell him?

- Yes.

- What did he say?

- He wants to know, how you know?

I'm the police chief, I know everything.

They said it might be vandalism.

Tell them he's watering to much.

- Brahms.

- Excuse me?

I'm Hilda Evans, Chief Stone.

How's the drinking thing going?

Small town. Ever since people heard

that you were drunk on your job interview...

...there's been concern.

Actually I drank too much the night before.

I just made the mistake...

...of having one in the

morning to steady up.

Brahms. When I'm feeling troubled,

I sit in my favourite chair...

...put my head back, and listen to Brahms.

I find it comforting. Enough said.

Wake up!

I know you can hear me.

Doctor says your wound's

completely healed.

Believe it or not,

Melbourne, Australia.

A man left comatose for over

ten years, suddenly sat bolt...

...upright and said

"I'll have a cappuccino."

Well, everything happens

at once, Suitcase.

Things are really jumping in Paradise.

Rampant crime.

I just heard at

the weekly briefing...

... that there's a drug ring

trying to set up in our town.

I could use a little backup!

Suit, we're four people police force.

With Molly out, I got to retrain Rose...

The town council wants me to replace you.

"It was bitter cold"

"The wind in his face made it difficult

to grasp the shape before him. "

"The bow of the yacht cut through

the sea, needly cleaving the water... "

"... into mirror image waves. "

"Now he saw the ship

with in its full glory..."

"...80 feet at least,

mahogany hull in full sail, dark and silent. "

"A latter day Flying Dutchman. "




Nice car.

Are you giving me a ticket?

- It depends.

- On what?

If this is your car...

You don't hink I can own a car like this?

- I didn't say that.

- It's not mine.

Then I'm not giving you a ticket.

Look, the owner's

just been in a week...

- ...He came up for Race Week.

- Race Week.

Race Week is good for local business, right?

- It is.

- Ok, why give him the ticket?

The curb is red.

What if it were my car?

I'm still give it a ticket,

but with infinitely more regret.

- So, are you feeling regret?

- A little.

Alright, it's not hard to fix that.

Tear it up!


You gonna get me

in trouble, don't you.


And you are feeling regret.


Don't you have anything better to do...

...then spend your time

with writing parking tickets?


Hi jesse, it's Jenn.

I guess you are left,

I'll call you at the office.

- Hello?

- It's me.

What's wrong?

Nothing, I just wanted to see

how you're doing, Molly.

Fine... You?

I woke you up.

Oh no, you didn't, I'm...

...too uncomfortable to sleep.

What time is it?

How is Jenn?


You Ok?


Would you tell me, if you're worrying?


There's a lot of people

care about you, Jesse.

Including you?

Especially me.

So you think you gonna

have the kid early?

Hopefully not too early.

How's Rose doing?

She's a little rusty,

but she's doing fine.

Did you see Suitcase today?

Every day.

Did you give him my love?

I forgot.

Oh, did you have the test?

Oh, the baby's fine.

I'm what's termed the "high risk" mother.

Means "old".

Jesse, I need to get some sleep.

- I woke you up.

- Will you call me tomorrow?

Ugh, sure.

- So, nobody called?

- I don't do phones.

- You go now?

- Aham, in a while.

'Cause we're almost

out of coffee.

I think you should get some.

Alright, I'll buy it.

- Ugh, Skipper, I...

- Not today, D'Angelo.

- Are you alright?

- I'm fine.

You can't come every couple of months,

and expect to get anything done.

I've been busy.

Fighting crime.

- It's small town, What do you wait?

- What I've come to expect.

You take a job you're overqualified for.

You're good at what you do, so you

stir the pot up comes a couple of rats

but for all intents and purposes,

nothing happens here.

You know what I'm

talking about, you're a cop.

- Yeah, but I quit.

- Because it made you drink?

I think that's called "projection".

- So... You called me.

- In a moment of weakness.

Is that happened last night?

A moment of weakness?

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Robert B. Parker

Robert Brown Parker (September 17, 1932 – January 18, 2010) was an American writer of fiction, primarily of the mystery/detective genre. His most famous works were the 40 novels written about the private detective Spenser. ABC television network developed the television series Spenser: For Hire based on the character in the mid-1980s; a series of TV movies based on the character were also produced. His works incorporate encyclopedic knowledge of the Boston metropolitan area. The Spenser novels have been cited by critics and bestselling authors such as Robert Crais, Harlan Coben, and Dennis Lehane as not only influencing their own work but reviving and changing the detective genre. Parker also wrote two other series based on an individual character: He wrote nine novels based on the character Jesse Stone and six novels based on the character Sunny Randall. Mr. Parker wrote four Westerns starring the duo Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch. The first, Appaloosa, was made into a film with Ed Harris. more…

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