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  Double Jeopardy (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Double Jeopardy is a film made in 1999 starring Tommy Lee Jones and Ashley Judd, about a woman who is framed by her husband for his murder.
The movie explores the ramifications of a misinterpretation of the legal doctrine of double jeopardy, which is a constitutional right in the United States granted by the Fifth Amendment.
A character in the movie advises Judd's character that she could kill her husband in the middle of Times Square and the police would be powerless to do anything about it because of double jeopardy—because she had already been convicted once for his murder and served time.
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 DOUBLE JEOPARDY film review In Film Australia
The film achieves far less substantially in any sort of artistic merit, and as a result it is only reasonably entertaining.
In case you’re wondering, "double jeopardy" is not Tony Barber’s new game show, no, it’s a legal term that refers to the inability to convict somebody of the same crime twice.
In other words, when Libby Parsons (Judd) is framed for the murder of her husband, and hubby is actually alive and well and living off his life insurance, she can hunt him down and kill him without fear of being convicted again.
www.infilm.com.au /reviews/djeopardy.htm   (449 words)

 Double Jeopardy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
For film buffs, there are few things more annoying than movie trailers that give away too much of the plot.
If you've seen the commercials for the film, there's no need to visit the theater, because the ads are a veritable Cliffs Notes version of the thriller, spilling every major plot point of the story.
Double Jeopardy is fun only as a guilty pleasure, one of those "so-bad-that-it's good" movies.
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 Double Jeopardy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Double Jeopardy begins in an average fashion as the opening scenes are rather corny and possess the kind of silly dialogue you expect from Hollywood blockbusters.
I’m not excusing the film for it’s lack of intelligence, logic or it’s uninspired story-line, I’m just saying that these qualities shouldn’t be frowned upon that much as the key to these films is entertainment value and not a water tight story-line or strong credibility.
This brand of film can often be a disappointing time at the pictures as we are given bland main characters and a lot of empty suspensless scenes with plenty of loud music and big explosions.
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But "double jeopardy" the legal term means something entirely different: one can't be tried for the same specific crime twice; if Libby offs Nick a second time, it is a separate offence, subject to litigation.
Worse, the filmmakers have a lawyer character deliver their homemade definition of "double jeopardy," and an expert back it up as a quizzical chap looks on: "As an ex-law professor, I can assure you she is right," says Tommy Lee Jones' Travis, an alcoholic parole officer.
Hell may hath no fury like a Libby scorned, but the goal of her rampage is to regain custody of her kid, who is in danger, as far as the audience is concerned, of being corrupted in his formative years by a cowardly father.
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 Film Scouts Reviews: Double Jeopardy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
While in prison, Libby is sustained by the desire to be reunited with her son whose care she has entrusted to her best friend.
For instance, her best friend has disappeared with her son, her husband is still alive, she was framed, and when she is released she's free to murder him because it's illegal to be tried twice for the same crime - double jeopardy.
All in all, "Double Jeopardy" is a wide-eyed roller coaster ride full of suspense and surprises with a satisfying payoff.
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 Double Jeopardy Box Office Reports
The film is the third outing for the Tommy Lee Jones character from 'The Fugitive.' Jones had won the best supporting Oscar for his portray of the grizzled detective on the trail of Dr. Richard Kimble in the 1993 Harrison Ford smash hit.
While the elements in "Double Jeopardy" were expected to attract more-mature moviegoers, the relative absence of interest among the important younger segment could prove nettlesome.
The Ashley Judd-Tommy Lee Jones film, about a paroled woman who finds she can get away with killing the abusive husband who framed her and get her son back, was No. 1 at the box office for the third straight week.
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 LIGHT VIEWS FILM REVIEW: DOUBLE JEOPARDY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Definitely a case of been there, done that, "Double Jeopardy" reminded me of so many other films I wasn't sure if the writers were paying homage or just taking the easy route by ripping them off.
You know going in where the film is headed, and despite a couple of minor side trips, the road has been paved with cliches and predictability.
Old fashioned and predictable, "Double Jeopardy" is the kind of film Hollywood used to make back in the 40's, with someone like Joan Crawford or Bette Davis as the wronged woman seeking revenge.
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This is, needless to say, utterly ridiculous -- the concept of double jeopardy, where one cannot be prosecuted twice for the same crime, does exist in the United States, but even someone whose entirely legal background consists of viewings of The People's Court could punch a mile-wide hole through this argument.
Double Jeopardy is one of those You Go Girl movies where one's identification with its unflagging heroine is paramount.
The film also features Tommy Lee Jones -- actually, he's top-billed although Judd is far and away the movie's star -- as a parole officer tracking down Libby before she can off her ex.
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 DVD Review: Double Jeopardy
"Double Jeopardy" has a great performance from Ashley Judd, but the other elements that make up the movie around her are less-than-average.
They present "Double Jeopardy" in a very, very good anamorphic transfer that only has the slightest little flaw here and there.
SOUND: The audio quality for "Double Jeopardy" is certainly enjoyable, but it's not a film that's going to impress.
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Unfortunately, in the case of DOUBLE JEOPARDY the role is the best thing about the film.
The film makes no secret of the fact that even though she went to prison for killing her husband, she's really innocent of the crime.
The search for her son is the main thrust of the film and I'm sorry, but it's just not enough to make a movie interesting.
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 Double Jeopardy Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
By accident, she discovers Nick is still alive (his body was never found) and has her son, and so when released on parole under the guidance of a downtrodden officer, she goes about trying to determine Nick's whereabouts.
As a feature film however, "Double Jeopardy" falls into the realm that Hollywood is so favorable of these days - conventionality.
Now while the concept makes a great movie, one doubts it would cross over into real life (then again she is intent on killing a man who is declared dead by her hand, how could she be charged for killing someone she has already killed and whom the world considers dead anyway?).
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 JoBlo reviews the movie "Double Jeopardy"
Double jeopardy refers to the fact that one cannot be tried for the same murder twice, so in her case, she could now kill her husband and get away with it.
A "video movie" is a film which doesn't have enough oomph to recommend as a "going out of the house and to a theater night", but can suffice as a lazy evening of lounging around in the apartment.
I am still recommending this film because on that level, and the level I speak of concerns cheese and lazy Sunday afternoons and videotapes, it can be deemed as an enjoyable trip through known territory.
www.joblo.com /doublejeopardy.htm   (1815 words)

 Double Jeopardy
"Double jeopardy" refers to the law that one cannot stand trial more than once for a crime; this was placed in the Constitution to make sure that if you are acquitted once of an action, the prosecutors won't continue to retry it over and over until they get the desired conviction.
Double Jeopardy appears in its original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1 on this single-sided, dual-layered DVD; the image has been enhanced for 16X9 televisions.
Double Jeopardy won't be confused for a special edition, but it does toss in a couple of supplements.
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 Double Jeopardy
It wouldn't be fair to say that the trailers and TV ads for the staggeringly preposterous new thriller Double Jeopardy give away every surprise in the film.
A handful of half-hearted attempts at suspense remain, including a rainy chase down Bourbon street in which Libby conveniently has the only red umbrella, and a would-be spooky interlude in a cemetery, but by this point the filmmakers are just killing time.
Double Jeopardy is a cable-ready movie if there ever was one, custom made to clutter the HBO schedule for many years to come.
www.culturevulture.net /Movies/DoubleJeopardy.html   (779 words)

 Hour.ca - Film - Movie details - Double Jeopardy
Double Jeopardy is a delight to watch because the film will have you guessing until the very end.
When all else fails and everyone fails to believe her pleas of innocence and betrayal, she decides to serve out her sentence, build up her strength and attempt to exact revenge on the cheating parties since, according to double jeopardy, a person can not be tried and convicted twice for the same crime.
This film is packed with lots of edge of your seat, hold your breath action.
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 Double Jeopardy (1999)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
'Double Jeopardy' belongs to the group of thrillers where you expect certain things to happen and you will see you were right.
Maybe it was because I always like Ashley Judd, but for me she was the reason this film entertained me. She plays the clever Libby in way that keeps her serious but sometimes quite funny as well.
Simply said: if you do not expect too much of 'Double Jeopardy' there is a good chance you will have a really good time.
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 Double Jeopardy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Double Jeopardy may easily be counted among his minor successes.
As a suspense film it has many flaws which, under most other directors' guidance, would be insufferable.
Double Jeopardy is a good suspense film, but not a great one.
www.filmmonthly.com /Video/Articles/Doublej/Doublej.html   (772 words)

 Guardian Unlimited Film | Reviews | Double Jeopardy (1999)
I suppose the presence of Mr Jones explains it, but that doesn't make up for some of the poorest acting and most cliched lines inflicted on celluloid in recent years.
Double jeopardy hardly comes into the film, it's a bog standard thriller.
The lead gets legal advice about double jeopardy, but doesn't act on it, its all about recovering the son taken from her by her "deceased" husband.
film.guardian.co.uk /Reader_Review/0,4163,-81991,00.html   (257 words)

 Double Jeopardy Movie Review by Anthony Leong   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Murder may not always be in a crime, but "Double Jeopardy" certainly is, with the way it manages to waste three fine actors on a story riddled with plot holes and lazy shortcuts, especially when it is guided by the director who helmed "Driving Miss Daisy", Bruce Beresford.
About the only thing that keeps "Double Jeopardy" from winding up in the trash bin is Ashley Judd ("Kiss the Girls"), whose compelling and heartfelt performance manages to offset the shortfalls of the script...
"Double Jeopardy" is one of those movies that takes a concept, places an unbelievable set of circumstances around it, and then unleashes it on characters who do stupid things.
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 Review: Double Jeopardy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
In most cases, I'm willing to give a film a fair amount of latitude (especially a mystery/thriller, which, by its nature, is likely to have a convoluted plot) provided that three criteria are met.
Because the Fifth Amendment does not allow a person to be tried more than once for one crime (the situation is called "double jeopardy"), and she has already served time for Nick's murder, she can execute him with impunity.
Double Jeopardy piles implausibility upon implausibility until its dubious foundation begins to crack under the pressure.
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 Double Jeopardy
Double Jeopardy gives Libby the right to blow Nick away (if he's still alive) without worry of a second trial ("not true" says one real life lawyer I've heard).
Anyway (for the purposes of the film), we're left to wonder if this sweet loving wife, would do it.
The film would have benefited from a longer more in-depth prison experience, during which we could have seen Judd learn all the tricks of the trade.
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 TMe: Double Jeopardy film review by Terrence Brady
Indeed, the biggest folly of the film is the meaning behind its title: "double jeopardy." While in prison, one of the prisoners (an ex-attorney) gives Libby some legal advice regarding the Fifth Amendment and the clause of double jeopardy.
If the filmmakers believe double jeopardy is such an open and closed case [as they depict here] they are not only misleading the public but setting themselves up to some severe backlash if ever an event occurs in real life.
While Double Jeopardy had possibilities, (thanks largely to its strong heroine) and spent three weeks at number one in North America, a suspense movie isn’t all that engaging if the trailer divulges all of the film’s principal twists.
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 Pierre Trudeau - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Few outside the museum community recall the tremendous efforts Trudeau made, in the last years of his tenure, to see to it that the National Gallery of Canada and the Canadian Museum of Civilization finally had proper homes in the National capital.
The value of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms continues to be debated in some quarters: Canadians are still subject to double jeopardy (Although the Trudeau government limited this power through Parliament), and there is as much controversy when the courts interpret Charter rights broadly as there is when the courts restrict or qualify them.
The passage of time has only slightly softened the strong antipathy he inspired among his opponents, however, and former Prime Minister Chrétien's effort to name Canada's highest mountain after him was quickly dubbed "the Liberals' PET rock" in some quarters.
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 Double Jeopardy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
In "Double Jeopardy", Ashley Judd plays an unsuspecting wife framed and convicted for the murder of her husband.
At times, he does fall back on a few Hitchcock staples, such as the mandatory tussle between the hero and villain at the end, the framed (Judd) buying a drink and being recognized by the bartender while the cops are in the background or the hunt for someone who might be a ghost.
The film lags during the first 30 minutes and gets really sappy at the end.
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 Amazon.com: Double Jeopardy (1999) : Video   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
And thanks to the Fifth Amendment's double jeopardy rule, she can't be charged twice for his murder.
Double Jeopardy has a singularly seductive revenge premise and, in Judd, one of the most seductive leading ladies to grace the silver screen in recent years.
Double Jeopardy is a great addition to the DVD collection since its the kind of movie you can watch over again and never get bored.
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 Double Jeopardy DVD at Video Universe
In DOUBLE JEOPARDY, Libby Parsons, a young mother, is framed, tried, and convicted for the murder of her husband.
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.
DOUBLE JEOPARDY was a surprise hit at the box office, grossing more than $115 million in the United States alone.
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