Double Jeopardy

  • 15
  • Bruce Beresford (1999)
  • US / Ger
  • 100 min
Double Jeopardy
Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

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.

Plot Summary

Action thriller starring Tommy Lee Jones and Ashley Judd. While serving a prison sentence for the murder of her husband, a crime she has always denied, Libby Parsons makes a shocking discovery.

Cast and crew

Cast

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

Crew

Director
Bruce Beresford

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
UIP
Guidance: 
Violence, swearing and sex scenes.
Available on video and DVD
Released 28 Jan 2000
Certificate 15
Categories
Drama