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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Murder isn't always a crime.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, a scene of sexuality and some violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | Germany | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Double Jeopardy See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,162,542, 26 September 1999

Gross USA:

$116,741,558

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$177,841,558
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Ashley Judd and Roma Maffia have acted together in another movie, Kiss The Girls (1997). 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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Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.90 (2012) See more »

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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User Reviews

Great!!! Ashley Judd and Tommy Lee Jones Are Brillaint!!
25 July 2001 | by movies2uSee all my reviews

"Double Jeopardy" is a great film!!! The directing is great, and the acting is superb!!! Also, the film has a lot of action!! This is a great action/thriller/drama film! Ashley Judd did a wonderful performance as Libby Parsons, as well as a great performance from Tommy Lee Jones as Travis Leham (Libby's paroll officer), and Bruce Greenwood as Nicholas (Nick) Parsons. This is a a great film withe a great ending! This is a HIGHLY recommended film! I give this film a 10 out of 10!!! :)


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