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Double Jeopardy (1999)

R  |   |  Crime, Mystery, Thriller  |  24 September 1999 (USA)
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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.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Benjamin Weir ...
Matty - Age 4
Rudy (as John MacLaren)
Ed Evanko ...
Warren (as Edward Evanko)
Bruce Campbell ...
Bartender At Party
Yuppie Man
Angela Schneider ...
Yuppie Girl
Rebecca Tingely
Coast Guard Officer
David Jacox ...
Deputy Ben


When Nick Parsons appears to be murdered his wife Libby is tried and convicted. Six years later Libby is paroled and with the help of Travis Lehman (her parole officer) she sets out to find her son and the truth behind the "murder". 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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Release Date:

24 September 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Doble riesgo  »

Box Office


$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$23,162,542 (USA) (24 September 1999)


$116,735,231 (USA) (17 March 2000)

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2.35 : 1
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Michelle Pfeiffer turned down the lead role in order to film the romantic comedy The Story of Us (1999) opposite Bruce Willis. See more »


In the scene when Libby enters the BMW dealership and asks the salesman to run a credit check on Angela Greene, the salesman returns and provides her with a current address. However, in the next scene, when Libby attempts to find Angela in Colorado, a neighbor informs Libby that Angela died three years earlier. Therefore, there would have been no available credit report and current address for a person who had been dead for three years. See more »


Libby Parsons: I could shoot you in the middle of Mardi Gras, and they can't touch me.
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References Bitter Vengeance (1994) See more »


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Quality Visual Splendour with superb scenery
2 February 2000 | by (Woking, England) – See all my reviews

... but enough about Ashley Judd.

Standard Tommy Lee Jones fare here, a thriller in which he is the cop/law enforcement officer of some sort (in this case a parole officer) with a dark past who saves the day.

Some good action, not bad stunt scene on a ferry, and the ever lovely Ashley Judd, particularly fantastic in her working out scenes that were there for nothing but gratuitous titillation, and who can complain about that?

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