Murder isn't always a crime.
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- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 45 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: April 25, 2017
- Originally Released: 1999
- Label: Paramount
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Ashley Judd & Tommy Lee Jones|
|Performer:||Bruce Greenwood, Annabeth Gish & Brennan Elliott|
|Directed by||Bruce Beresford|
|Edited by||Mark Warner|
|Screenwriting by||David Weisberg|
|Composition by||Normand Corbeil|
|Produced by||Leonard J. Goldberg|
|Director of Photography:||Peter James|
Rating: 3/5 -- This film takes a potentially interesting premise and makes some mistakes that result in a faulty final product. Full Review
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Rating: 2/10 -- The way the screenwriters treat the law is in many ways similar to way they treat intelligence of the viewers.
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Rating: 2/4 -- The script, not rooted in logic, leaves certain plot elements unexplained. And when the ending arrives, it's no surprise. Full Review
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
A muddled thriller.
...The film looks spectacular...
Double Jeoprady has all the legal savvy of the O.J. Simpson jury.
Low IQ Canadian
Ashley Judd, building on her role in KISS THE GIRLS, cements her position as Hollywood's leading lady-with-attitude...
Director Bruce Beresford's thriller stars Ashley Judd as Libby Parsons, a young woman with a seemingly happy marriage and a prosperous life. While on a weekend sailing trip, she wakes up in the middle of the night to find the boat covered in blood and her husband, Nick (Bruce Greenwood), missing. Since she's found holding a knife covered in her husband's blood, Libby's quickly indicted and convicted of murder. Her lawyer suggests that she give up her son, and he's soon adopted by her friend, Angie (Annabeth Gish), who promptly disappears with the child. Although Libby's angry enough to break out of prison, her lawyer-cellmate advises her to wait for parole and take advantage of double jeopardy protection, a legal loophole that prevents her from being tried for the same crime twice. Six years later, Libby's paroled into a halfway house under the care of hard-bitten probation officer Travis Lehman (Tommy Lee Jones). She escapes immediately, taking off to find her son and exact revenge on those who framed her. Lehman, expecting as much, is fast on her trail.
In DOUBLE JEOPARDY, Libby Parsons, a young mother, is framed, tried, and convicted for the murder of her husband. Paroled after serving six years of her sentence, she decides to search for her missing son. However, Libby's tough-as-nails parole officer Travis Lehman decides to keep a close eye in her, fearing that she intends to employ the double jeopardy loophole to take revenge.
- Theatrical release: September 24, 1999.
- Shot in Prince George, Revelstoke, and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. In the United States, it was shot at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi, and New Orleans, Louisiana.
- DOUBLE JEOPARDY was a surprise hit at the box office, grossing more than $115 million in the United States alone. The film's success elevated the already well-known Ashley Judd to celebrity status.
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