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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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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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Greg Kinnear was offered the part of Nicholas Parsons, but passed. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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 The Godfather (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

We Shall Walk Through The Streets Of The City
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Performed by Spirit of New Orleans Brass Band
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Reluctant 7
18 January 2008 | by jcappySee all my reviews

reluctant 7, Reluctant because "Double Jeapardy's" plot is so manipulative that it makes the whole project suspect-- wending its way at its own convenience, and at the expense of the characters (esp. their intelligence) and the nerves of the audience. That said, the worst moments of the movie are those early exchanges between the mother and son--I know these folks are yuppies but c'mon. The best moment is the "jeopardy" exchange in the woman's prison between Judd and the ex-lawyer prisoner. The redeeming things are Judd's athletic performance, her evil husband's very effective acting, the parole officer role (reminded me of similar pursuer in "Thelma & Louise") New Orleans itself, the New Orleans bar tender, and that the movie, from a sensibility vantage point, is pretty damn good for a thriller with too many chase scenes. That human moments can emerge at all here is amazing, but they do--right up to the end.


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