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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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Matty - Age 4
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Bobby
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Nick
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Rudy (as John MacLaren)
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Bruce Campbell ...
Bartender At Party
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Tom McBeath ...
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David Jacox ...
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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 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.


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

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24 September 1999 (USA)  »

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Doble riesgo  »

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Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,287,911 (UK) (28 January 2000)

Gross:

$116,735,231 (USA) (17 March 2000)
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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 »

Goofs

In the scene in the Lafayette cemetery, we see that Libby has been put in a mausoleum and then put in a coffin with a body. This is a factual error since burials at the Lafayette cemetery do not involve actually burying people by themselves in a coffin that stays that way forever. The burial process involves putting someone in a very simple wooden box and letting them decompose with other members of family who have been buried before hand. Also the process to open a mausoleum is considerably harder than just opening a door. Bricks and mortar and usually a name plate/stone must be removed to get into a mausoleum. Also under the same line there is not a single mausoleum within the cemetery that would have a window in it. Burials also usually involve the traditional catholic mourning period of 366 days before the mausoleum is opened again, so even if someone had just been recently buried the body that Libby is put next to would not be as un-decomposed as shown in the movie. See more »

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Handsome Internet Expert: Now maybe when this thing has finished its searching, we could go to this, uh, this neat little bar I know and, uh, have a little drink. What do you say?
Elizabeth 'Libby' Parsons: Yeah.
[beat]
Elizabeth 'Libby' Parsons: I just have to check in with my parole officer first.
Handsome Internet Expert: You've been to jail?
Elizabeth 'Libby' Parsons: Actually prison. Jail is a different thing.
Handsome Internet Expert: [laughs nervously] So what did you do? Not pay your parking tickets?
Elizabeth 'Libby' Parsons: Oh, no. I was convicted of murdering my husband.
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Tiger Rag
By Harry DeCosta, Henry Ragas, Nick LaRocca (as D.J. LaRocca), Larry Shields (as L. Shields),
Tony Sbarbaro (as A. Sbarbaro) & Edwin B. Edwards (as E.B. Edwards)
Performed by The N'Orleans Statesmen
Courtesy of George H. Buck, Jr. Jazz Foundation
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Double the suspense.
31 March 2014 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

Tommy Lee Jones and Ashley Judd team up in a story where happily married Libby Parsons (Judd) finds her financial-troubled husband Nick (Bruce Greenwood) missing. An investigation leads to the conviction of Libby for murdering Nick to obtain the insurance policy he had. While in prison, Libby learns Nick is still alive and had framed her. Therefore, after being paroled she escapes probation officer Travis (Tommy Lee Jones) to look for Nick, with Travis hot on her trail.

This movie combines the tension of Judd's "Kiss The Girls" and Jones' "The Fugitive" to provide a movie that is double the mystery and suspense, captivating an audience and keeping the movie's momentum strong. The tension builds in one scene after the other to its action-packed climax, from the moment Libby finds her husband missing to her struggling to cope in prison, and to her avoiding her probation officer to her attempting to track down her husband.

Movie may be a little predictable, and some of the plot elements are the same as the TV movie "Bitter Vengeance," which stars Bruce Greenwood playing a character that also escapes, fakes his murder, and frames his wife. But overall, this is another nice popcorn movie for a night.

Grade B-


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