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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

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

Washington State ferries place large, heavy wheel blocks on the front of the tires of every car in the front of the rows. It would not have been possible for Libby to push the the Geo off the car deck. 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

Referenced in The Making of 'Double Jeopardy' (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Oh! What Can I Do
By Queen Ida (as Ida Guillory)
Performed by Queen Ida
Courtesy of GNP Crescendo Records
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Ashley Judd carries the movie...
16 April 2007 | by bhagathp_vSee all my reviews

Ashley Judd is very beautiful and apt for this role. The way she characterizes a wife,a mother and an victim is too good. Hats off to Ashley Judd. After Elizabeth Taylor ,I like the acting skill of this fine women. Ppl - watch this movie.Its a nice dose of suspense,romance and dose of other emotions as well and Ashley Judd did her best. The story is subtle. Good screen play. Good direction. All in all good investment of time. Watch it for Ashley.They say that this movie has some issue in the legal interpretation of some legal point but I think that it has no relevance to the movie in so far as the way the screen play is done.I believe that the movie doesn't weigh on that interpretation alone as the climax just sinks into us without that gravity. I personally think though the story is good,Ashley carried it excellently well and an extremely delicate one at that. Infinite thanks to this beauty of an actor and a person. Thanks all.


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