Double Jeopardy

Double Jeopardy

Bruce Beresford (1999)

100min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This thriller was a big hit in the US, where women lined up to see Ashley Judd's wronged wife get her own back on her evil, cheating partner. What starts off as a romantic sailing trip turns into a nightmare when she wakes up one morning surrounded by coastguards with her spouse (Bruce Greenwood) missing and pools of blood all over the boat. She's sent to prison for his murder, but is he really dead? And if not, where is he? Judd gives a believable performance, but Tommy Lee Jones is in sub-Fugitive mode as the federal officer on her trail. It's completely preposterous, of course, but perfect mindless entertainment if you're in the mood.

Summary

A man fakes his own death and frames his wife for murder, but after six years in prison she is released. Since the woman has already served her time, she has nothing to lose by really killing him - but her mission of vengeance is complicated by a zealous parole officer determined to stop her. Thriller, starring Ashley Judd, Tommy Lee Jones, Bruce Greenwood and Annabeth Gish.

Cast & Crew

Libby Parsons Ashley Judd
Travis Lehman Tommy Lee Jones
Nick Parsons Bruce Greenwood
Angie Annabeth Gish
Matty aged 4 Benjamin Weir
Bobby Jay Brazeau
Rudy John Maclaren
Warren Edward Evanko
Director Bruce Beresford
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: UIP Guidance: Violence, swearing and sex scenes. Available on: Available on video and DVD Released on: 28 Jan 2000

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