Double Jeopardy

September 24th, 1999


Double Jeopardy

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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.

Release Year: 1999

Rating: 6.1/10 (34,159 voted)

Critic's Score: 40/100

Director: Bruce Beresford

Stars: Ashley Judd, Tommy Lee Jones, Bruce Greenwood

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".

Writers: David Weisberg, Douglas Cook

Tommy Lee Jones - Travis
Ashley Judd - Libby
Benjamin Weir - Matty - Age 4
Jay Brazeau - Bobby
Bruce Greenwood - Nick
John Maclaren - Rudy (as John MacLaren)
Ed Evanko - Warren (as Edward Evanko)
Annabeth Gish - Angie
Bruce Campbell - Bartender At Party
Brennan Elliott - Yuppie Man
Angela Schneider - Yuppie Girl
Michael Gaston - Cutter
Gillian Barber - Rebecca Tingely
Tom McBeath - Coast Guard Officer
David Jacox - Deputy Ben

Taglines: Murder isn't always a crime.

Release Date: 24 September 1999

Filming Locations: 820 St. Louis Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $23,162,542 (USA) (26 September 1999) (2547 Screens)

Gross: $177,841,558 (Worldwide)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

Greg Kinnear was offered the part of Nicholas Parsons but passed.

Revealing mistakes: During the trial, the prosecutor shows the knife used to kill Nick. The blood is bright red when it should have been dried by then.

Libby Parsons: You could've given her a second chance.
Travis Lehman: There are no second chances here! This is the Last Chance House!

User Review

Some Credibility Gaps But A Fun Fugitive-Type Tale

Rating: 8/10

With two really good lead actors and people I like to watch (Tommy Lee Jones and Ashley Judd) plus an on-the-run-"Fugitive"-type story, I expected a lot. I wasn't disappointed, either, although it's a bit hokey.

This is a very intense, involving story, a la the above-mentioned "The Fugitive," except this time it's a woman chasing down her ex-husband who set her up for murder. Once again, we see Jones in his familiar role of chasing down the supposed-criminal.

As interesting as the story is, there are some credibility gaps such as why Jones didn't have a picture of the ex-husband in the first place or the always-annoying hesitation-before-shooting at the end which saves the "good guy"...and a few other things like that which are unrealistic. Will Hollywood ever stop that nonsense?

However, clichés aside, overall it's very entertaining and always fun to watch no matter how many times I see it. Both Judd and Jones are excellent in these kind of roles.


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