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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:

USA | Germany | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Doble riesgo See more »

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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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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Ashley Judd and Tommy Lee Jones appeared with Val Kilmer in different films in the same year: Judd in Heat (1995) and Jones in Batman Forever (1995). See more »

Goofs

The ferries from Whidbey Island load in one direction and sail in the same direction on one crossing and sail facing the other way on the return. In the movie, Libby rams the car in front of her off the boat and it falls off the back of the boat but the boat would have been sailing in the direction the cars are facing so this could never happen. 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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Connections

References Men in Black (1997) See more »

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As If It Were Yesterday
Written & Performed by Joe Lervold
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legal thriller
26 July 2013 | by kairinglerSee 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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