DVD 105 mins IMDB 5.9 (16,504 votes)
Double Jeopardy
Paramount Pictures (1999)
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Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Germany  /  English

Tommy Lee Jones Travis Lehman
Ashley Judd Elizabeth "Libby" Parsons
Bruce Greenwood Nick Parsons
Annabeth Gish Angie
Roma Maffia Margaret Skolowski
Davenia McFadden Evelyn Lake
Jay Brazeau Bobby
Gillian Barber Rebecca Tingely
Benjamin Weir Matty Parsons (age 4)
Spencer Treat Clark Matty Parsons (age 11)
John MacLaren Rudy
Ed Evanko Warren (as Edward Evanko)
Bruce Campbell Bartender at Party
Brennan Elliott Yuppie Man
Angela Schneider Yuppie Girl
Michael Gaston Cutter
Tom McBeath Coast Guard Officer
David Jacox Deputy Ben

Director Bruce Beresford
Producer Leonard Goldberg
Writer David Weisberg; Douglas Cook; Douglas S. Cook
Cinematography Peter James
Musician Normand Corbeil
User Credit 1 Mark Warner
User Credit 2 Linda M. Bass; Rudy Dillon

In this thriller, Ashley Judd plays Elizabeth Parsons, who is convicted of murdering her husband and sentenced to a long stretch in prison. After Elizabeth has spent six years behind bars, it turns out that her husband is still alive: he faked his own death as part of an insurance scam, and Elizabeth is soon released. However, Elizabeth's feelings for her husband can hardly be described as warm, and she wants custody of her son. Elizabeth's parole officer (Tommy Lee Jones) wonders if she might try to make his murder a real thing after all, especially since the law states a person cannot be convicted of the same crime twice. Double Jeopardy was directed by Bruce Beresford, from a screenplay by Douglas S. Cook and David Weisberg. — Mark Deming

Edition Details
Barcode 097363331544
Region Region 1
Chapters 16
Release Date 2/22/2000
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Subtitles English
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Behind-the-Scenes Featurette
Theatrical Trailer
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User Lookup 1 DVD Copy
User Text 1 Language, a scene of sexuality and some violence.
User Text 2 Murder isn't always a crime.
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Trivia: Greg Kinnear was offered the part of Nicholas Parsons but passed. (more)

Goofs: Crew or equipment visible: As the blue Chevrolet rolls, you can see the cable used to pull it over. (more)

Nick Parsons: Well, aren't you gonna do something?
Travis Lehman: What are you talkin' to me for? She's the one with the gun.

Awards: 1 win & 3 nominations (more)