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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Travis
... Libby
Benjamin Weir ... Matty - Age 4
... Bobby
... Nick
... Rudy (as John MacLaren)
Ed Evanko ... Warren (as Edward Evanko)
... Angie
Bruce Campbell ... Bartender At Party
... Yuppie Man
Angela Schneider ... Yuppie Girl
... Cutter
... Rebecca Tingely
... Coast Guard Officer
David Jacox ... Deputy Ben
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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 <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)  »

Also Known As:

Doble riesgo  »

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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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2.39 : 1
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According to director Bruce Beresford, Robert Benton did an uncredited ten day re-write shortly before production began. See more »

Goofs

In the chase scene at the school. The chasing car flies over a sand dune then rolls in different directions in three different camera shots. See more »

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[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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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 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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