Double Jeopardy

Double Jeopardy

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Director: Bruce Beresford

Cast: Bruce Beresford, Tommy Lee Jones, Ashley Judd, Bruce Greenwood

     
 

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Although it performed adequately at the box office, many critics saw Double Jeopardy as too formulaic and derivative (particularly of The Fugitive). Perhaps rather like the film itself, Paramount's DVD is adequate but nothing more. As one would expect for a recent film, the presentation of the main feature is excellent. Director Bruce Beresford certainly…  See more details below

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Although it performed adequately at the box office, many critics saw Double Jeopardy as too formulaic and derivative (particularly of The Fugitive). Perhaps rather like the film itself, Paramount's DVD is adequate but nothing more. As one would expect for a recent film, the presentation of the main feature is excellent. Director Bruce Beresford certainly uses attractive locations in the film, and New Orleans is rendered very nicely in anamorphic. The Dolby 5.1 audio track is also very good, if not outstanding. There are some special features on this DVD but only very basic ones. The original theatrical trailer is included, although since that gives away too much of the plot, a first-time viewer is probably better advised to skip it. There is also a behind-the-scenes featurette, but it runs to only around 12 minutes and includes all-too-brief interview snippets with Beresford, Ashley Judd, and Tommy Lee Jones. Double Jeopardy is generally seen as only an average thriller, and this competent but unspectacular disc will probably neither improve nor damage that assessment.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/22/2000
UPC:
0097363331544
Original Release:
1999
Rating:
R
Source:
Paramount
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:45:00

Special Features

Widescreen version enhanced for 16x9; Dolby Digital: English 5.1 surround; English Dolby surround; French Dolby surround; English subtitles; Interactive menus; Scene selection; Theatrical trailer; Behind-the-scenes featurette

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
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)

Technical Credits
Bruce Beresford Director
Deborah Aquila Casting
Linda M. Bass Costumes/Costume Designer
Gary Bourgeois Sound/Sound Designer
Douglas S. Cook Screenwriter
Normand Corbeil Score Composer
Richard Cowan Asst. Director
Howard Cummings Production Designer
Rudy Dillon Costumes/Costume Designer
Allan Galajda Set Decoration/Design
Leonard J. Goldberg Producer
Sarah Halley-Finn Casting
Peter James Cinematographer
John Marcynuk Set Decoration/Design
Roxanne Methot Set Decoration/Design
Myron Nettinga Sound/Sound Designer
Richard Luke Rothschild Co-producer
Mark Warner Editor
David Weisberg Screenwriter

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selection
1. The Good Life [:19]
2. The Morning Star [4:37]
3. Testimony [1:33]
4. Using Her Head [3:52]
5. A Christmas Present [3:01]
6. Conditional Parole [7:01]
7. School Records [:23]
8. "Don't Go Anywhere." [6:02]
9. Angela Ryder [:42]
10. Art Search [4:54]
11. Bachelor Auction [:42]
12. The Red Umbrella [7:10]
13. Tourist Trap [5:49]
14. Number 3 [1:20]
15. Matty [5:04]
16. End Credits [:03]

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Double Jeopardy 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie shows suspense and a rewl life crisis that will happen any day. 5 thumbs up.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I don't like the part that condones revenge and killing someone (because of the Double Jeopardy rule you can do it and go free), but I do think that Ashley Judd gives one of her strongest performances. She drives this movie.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ms. Judd is excellent in this engaging film. The drama keeps her prison time short and focus is on what occurs when she leaves prison. The Double Jeopardy law gives away the ending, but the movie moves along and keeps you watching till the end. I like Tommy Lee Jones, although this is not one of his best performances - his character here is a bit boring.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Double Jeopardy is a good movie. Tommy Lee Jones does an amazing job as usual. Ashley Judd does a very good job potraying a mother who is grieving over being seperated from her son and is determined to find him upon her release. The sequence where Tommy and Ashley's characters go under water in the car is amazing especially since the actors did the stunt themselves (no stunt doubles were used). The movie does not have any major special effects to it but the acting is solid. The story line is good. The only thing I wish there were more of is those sarcastic lines that Tommy Lee Jones does so well.
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