Did you know that Jesus was a cross-dresser?<quoted text>
CBS has adapted the Jesse Stone novels into a series of movie specials starring Tom Selleck in the title role. The movies begin out of sequence but stay relatively true to storylines and character with exceptions made mostly for television network viewing palatability, until the fourth film. Tom Selleck plays the character as straight from the novels as possible, and although Selleck is much older (late fifties/early sixties vs. late thirties in the books) than Stone, the author, Robert B. Parker, stated that he found the Jesse Stone movies the most accurate television adaptations of his novels, having gone so far to say on his blog that "Tom nails the character".
As Police Chief Stone, Tom Selleck carries a Smith & Wesson Model SW1911SC .45 pistol. In real life, Tom Selleck is a former soldier and a skilled shooter and collector of firearms. Most of the characters that Selleck has portrayed in television who carry a sidearm have carried a type of Model 1911A1 .45 pistol. However, in the first novels, Jesse Stone usually carried a .38 Special Smith & Wesson Model 36 snub-nosed revolver; the same firearm that Stone carried when he was a homicide detective with the LAPD. Robert B. Parker's private detective character Spenser also carried a snub-nosed Smith & Wesson Model 36 .38 Special revolver in the first thirteen Spenser novels. In the most recent Jesse Stone novel, Robert B. Parker's Killing the Blues, Chief Jesse Stone has started carrying a 1911A1 Colt Commander .45 pistol.
Other regular characters have included Viola Davis as Police Officer Molly Crane, Kohl Sudduth as Police Officer Luther "Suitcase" Simpson, and Vito Rezza as Police Officer Anthony D'Angelo (as fellow members of the Paradise Police Department). The character of Anthony D'Angelo was no longer a member of the department by the time the 5th film Thin Ice, having quit at the urging of Chief Stone. The character of Molly Crane was discontinued in that film too. This was due to scheduling conflicts Viola Davis had with other film projects, which caused her to leave the film series. However, in the Jesse Stone storyline it was explained that she quit the department to raise a family after becoming pregnant. Her position in the department was replaced by Police Officer Rose Gammon, portrayed by Kathy Baker (from Picket Fences), who is actually closer to the character of Molly Crane from the novels. Stephen McHattie appears in some of the movies as Captain Healy head of the Massachusetts State Police Homicide Division and likewise William Devane as Dr. Dix, a former cop turned psychiatrist, who Stone sees for help with his drinking and other personal issues. Saul Rubinek has a recurring role as Hastings "Hasty" Hathaway, the former corrupt town council president, who has since been released from prison and is now running a local automobile dealership. Hasty and Jesse have become friends despite their past. Robert Harmon has directed all but one of the films (Dick Lowry directed Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost), and Jeff Beal has provided original music. Selections from the scores of all the movies to date were released on a limited edition CD by Varèse Sarabande in 2009.
Did you know that Judas Iscariot invested those coins of Silver?
He did very well and later went on to become a Wall St. Traitor.
How's Robert Parker doin'? His life is a mystery.