Double Jeopardy


Overview - 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.  Read more...

 

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Overview

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.

Cast List

Leonard J. Goldberg - Producer/Executive
Howard Cummings - Production Designer, THE USUAL SUSPECTS (1995)
Normand Corbeil
Annabeth Gish - American Actress
Bruce Greenwood - Actor, 13 DAYS (2000), DOUBLE JEOPARDY (1999)
David Weisberg - SCREENWRITER
Ashley Judd - American Actress, DOUBLE JEOPARDY (1999)
Mark Warner
Peter James - Director of Photography, MEET THE PARENTS (2000)
Bruce Beresford - Australian Director
Brennan Elliott - Actor
Tommy Lee Jones - American actor
Tom Lee Jones - American actor

 
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Related Categories:
Movies > Action/Adventure

Related Keywords:
Suspense
Thriller
Women In Prison
Framed
Theatrical Release
Revenge

 
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Synopsis:
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.

Notes:
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.

Reviews:
"...Utterly pro and ideally cast in major roles, [the film] delivers action..." Variety, p.81-7


"...Great, compelling....[Judd is reminiscent of] Lana Turner in her prime..." -- Rating: B - 02/25/2000 Entertainment Weekly, p.85


"...Great, compelling....[Judd is reminiscent of] Lana Turner in her prime..." -- Rating: B - 02/25/2000 Entertainment Weekly, p.85


"...DOUBLE JEOPARDY has something for everyone....Audiences are in for a wise-cracking, explosive time..." - 11/01/1999 Box Office, p.164


"...The film looks spectacular..." - 09/24/1999 USA Today, p.8E


"Ashley Judd, building on her role in KISS THE GIRLS, cements her position as Hollywood's leading lady-with-attitude..." - 10/01/2000 Total Film, p.108

 
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