No person (shall) … be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb …
– Fifth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States
Framed for the murder of her husband, Libby Parsons (Ashley Judd) survives the long years in prison with two burning desires sustaining her – finding her son and solving the mystery that destroyed her once-happy life. Standing between her and her quest, however, is her parole officer, Travis Lehman (Tommy Lee Jones). Libby poses a challenge to the cynical officer, one that forces him to face up to his own failings while pitting him against his superiors and law enforcement colleagues.
A Paramount Pictures presentation, “Double Jeopardy” is a Leonard Goldberg production directed by Bruce Beresford and starring Tommy Lee Jones and Ashley Judd. Leonard Goldberg produces the film from an original screenplay by David Weisberg – Douglas S. Cook. Richard Luke Rothschild co-produces. Also starring are Bruce Greenwood, Annabeth Gish, Roma Maffia and Davenia McFadden. Paramount Pictures is a part of the entertainment operations of Viacom Inc.