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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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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 <>

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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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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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Jodie Foster landed the role of Libby after Meg Ryan and Brooke Shields both declined, but was replaced by Ashley Judd when Foster became pregnant. See more »


When Libby is handcuffed to the car and she accidentally rams the Geo that is in front of Travis's car overboard, the Geo has hubcaps as it's going over, but when the camera cuts to the Geo sinking, the hubcaps have been removed. See more »


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There's a time and place for everything and women in peril thrillers were cool at that time..
12 November 2003 | by (Conn) – See all my reviews

I've read all the bad reviews-I can say that it's really not THAT bad-granted-this picture has no realism whatsoever but-I could rattle off the names of many movies even more unbelievable that are still considered good films.

Not that this is a really GOOD film or anything-but it does what it does well-which is to get your attention and hold it-no great analysis, no deep conversations afterward about "what it all meant". Just a bit of time away from day to day life.

The movie is also trying to appeal to a particular crowd, the type who like these type of "mind thrillers'(Guilty as sin is another one, Malice, Final analysis etc etc) There's a whole host of movies like this one.

Now this particular movie stars Ashley Judd who is so talented she almost had me thinking she really was locked up-definitely a quality actress-and if your a female and have just had a really BAD breakup you may wanna see it for that "woman will triumph" quality.

Not that I'm saying this movie is great but I always tend to look for the bad AND the good-I thought one of the worst thrillers(a lot worse then this) was malice with Kidman and Alec Baldwin-that one was not only improbable but also extremely boring-but I'm getting off the subject at hand...

I liked this. saw it in the theater and rooted for Ashley all the way.

Seen a lot worse in my time.

And lastly if you wanna check out ridiculous movies(and it's a SEQUEL to boot) rent "revenge of the stepford wives".

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