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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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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.


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Country:

USA | Germany | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 January 2000 (Netherlands) 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

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2.39 : 1
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Michelle Pfeiffer turned down the lead role, in order to film the romantic comedy The Story of Us (1999), opposite Bruce Willis. See more »

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Why is the guy running the halfway house out looking for Angela? In real life there would be marshals or other investigators that would be looking for her and he'd be back at the house. 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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Double the suspense.
31 March 2014 | by OllieSuave-007See 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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