This film is definately NOT one of Tom's best....too much nasty stuff...... Selleck is truly a major talent but this movie focuses on a washed up character with no sense of honor,not where a "hero" like Selleck belongs. Too much drinking which is just not necessary to the story line. Too much emphasis on situations dealing with se_. The nudity is totally uncalled for. Try again, Mr. Selleck--perhaps another good western like "Crossfire Trail"?
This is one of those movies you watch over and over again without becoming bored with it. Tom Selleck does such a wonderful job with the character, you start to believe he actually is the Sheriff in a small New England town. Not only that, but the entire cast makes you feel like you are watching a real mystery unfold like a real crime drama.