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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.

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Rudy (as John MacLaren)
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Bartender At Party
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Yuppie Girl
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Rebecca Tingely
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Coast Guard Officer
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 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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Release Date:

24 September 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Doble riesgo  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,162,542, 26 September 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$116,741,558

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$177,841,558
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

According to director Bruce Beresford, Robert Benton did an uncredited ten day re-write shortly before production began. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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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Soundtracks

Doctor Jazz
By Joe Oliver (as Joseph Oliver) & Walter Melrose
Performed by Tom Baker's Jazz Band
Courtesy of George H. Buck, Jr. Jazz Foundation
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legal thriller
26 July 2013 | by See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this movie for a variety of reasons.. first of Ashley Judd, not only is she great to look at she can act as well,, Tommy Lee JOnes what a great job he did as well.. a woman is convincted of killing her husband in absentia,, as he faked his own death,, she is sentenced to prison,, she then learns that he may be alive, after she get's out she's sent to a halfway house run by a tough as nails man, played by Mr. Jones. She sets out on a cross country chase after her husband and to find her child as well.. great chase scenes,, a few twists and turns,, lot's of interesting legal stuff , regarding the double jeopardy law. lot's of great camera angles, and location shooting ,


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