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Double Jeopardy (1999)

A woman framed for her husband's murder suspects he is still alive; as she has already been tried for the crime, she can't be re-prosecuted if she finds and kills him.

Director:

Bruce Beresford

Writers:

David Weisberg, Douglas Cook (as Douglas S. Cook)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tommy Lee Jones ... Travis
Ashley Judd ... Libby
Benjamin Weir Benjamin Weir ... Matty - Age 4
Jay Brazeau ... Bobby
Bruce Greenwood ... Nick
John Maclaren ... Rudy (as John MacLaren)
Ed Evanko Ed Evanko ... Warren (as Edward Evanko)
Annabeth Gish ... Angie
Bruce Campbell Bruce Campbell ... Bartender At Party
Brennan Elliott ... Yuppie Man
Angela Schneider Angela Schneider ... Yuppie Girl
Michael Gaston ... Cutter
Gillian Barber ... Rebecca Tingely
Tom McBeath ... Coast Guard Officer
David Jacox David Jacox ... Deputy Ben
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Storyline

When Nick Parsons appears to be murdered his wife Libby is tried and convicted. Six years later Libby is paroled and is pursued by Travis Lehman (her parole officer) as she sets out to find her son and settle the score with Nick. Written by Les MacDonald at <mcmac@mb.sympatico.ca>

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Murder isn't always a crime.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, a scene of sexuality and some violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Double Jeopardy See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,162,542, 26 September 1999

Gross USA:

$116,741,558

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$177,841,558
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Ashley Judd and Roma Maffia have acted together in another movie, Kiss The Girls (1997). See more »

Goofs

When Libby leaves Colorado for New Orleans, she travels by plane. As a wanted fugitive, air travel would not have been an option open to her as she would have been flagged as wanted and arrested as soon as she tried to fly. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Libby Parsons: [Libby fishs with her son Matty] I'm pretty hungry. Hope we catch some fish soon.
Matty - Age 4: Me, too.
Libby Parsons: [Libby winds the fishing line back in] Okay, help me wind.
Matty - Age 4: Wind back?
Libby Parsons: Can we turn this one? Slowly. Slowly, slowly, slowly, slowly.
Matty - Age 4: I am doing it slowly.
Libby Parsons: [Libby smiles] Okay, you got it.
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Referenced in Drop Dead Diva: Change of Heart (2011) See more »

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Performed by Spirit of New Orleans Brass Band
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User Reviews

Have I used the word "Disappointing" too much in this comment?
16 January 2000 | by TiekaSee all my reviews

Generally I love a good action thriller. Problem is Double Jeopardy is not really "good".

I thought the movie started well but then just dragged until a very disappointing ending. To make it even worse I saw it with a friend who throughout the whole movie complained; "Why doesn't she just kill him!!" i love you Ally)

A lot of the action seemed staged just to make Ashley Judd look good (such as when she drove Tommy Lee Jones' car off that boat), and she did. Look good that is, otherwise I found her performance disappointing and one dimensional. I thought prison was supposed to change people or make them stronger or something but the only change i saw in Elizabeth is that she said "F**k" a lot more.

Overall I was disappointed with this potentially interesting story.


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