Double Jeopardy

Starring: Ashley Judd & Tommy Lee Jones Director: Bruce Beresford  Rated: R: Restricted
Murder isn't always a crime.
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 45 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1999
  • Label: Paramount Catalog
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French
    • Dolby Digital Surround - English, French
    • Subtitles - English

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Entertainment Reviews:

Variety -
"...Utterly pro and ideally cast in major roles, [the film] delivers action..."
Entertainment Weekly - 02/25/2000
"...Great, compelling....[Judd is reminiscent of] Lana Turner in her prime..." -- Rating: B
Entertainment Weekly - 02/25/2000
"...Great, compelling....[Judd is reminiscent of] Lana Turner in her prime..." -- Rating: B
Box Office - 11/01/1999
"...DOUBLE JEOPARDY has something for everyone....Audiences are in for a wise-cracking, explosive time..."
USA Today - 09/24/1999
"...The film looks spectacular..."
Total Film - 10/01/2000
"Ashley Judd, building on her role in KISS THE GIRLS, cements her position as Hollywood's leading lady-with-attitude..."

Product Description:

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.

Plot 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.

Plot Keywords:

Framed | Revenge | Suspense | Theatrical Release | Thriller | Women In Prison

Production 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.

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  • Sales Rank: 107,573
  • UPC: 883929304271
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