This film, directed by Bruce Beresford, starring Tommy Lee Jones, Ashley Judd, Bruce Greenword, Annabeth Gish, and others, was released on September 24, 1999.
Double Jeopardy tells the story of a woman, Libby Parsons (Ashley Judd) who is framed for the murder of her husband, Nick (Bruce Greenwood). As a result of this incident, Libby was imprisoned for six years.
The film begins with Libby and Nick going on a weekend cruise on their yacht. When Libby woke up from her sleep, she didn’t find Nick beside her. He instead got a lot of blood all over his hands, clothes, and the floor of his boat.
Libby followed the trail of blood on the floor until she found a knife lying on the deck. He took the knife, and just then a coast guard saw Libby holding a knife. Libby was arrested and convicted of murdering her husband.
Libby and Nick have a son named Matty (Benjamin Weir) who is entrusted to Libby’s best friend, Angela Green (Annabeth Gish). Libby calls Angela to talk to Matt.
As Libby was talking to Angela, Matt’s voice called out, “Daddy!” Simultaneously, the sound of the door opening made Libby suspicious.
Libby suspects that her husband and best friend have set her up. Libby realizes that Nick may have faked his death on purpose in order to get life insurance. When Libby goes to jail, life insurance for Nick’s death will go to Matt.
After six years, Libby was released on parole under the close supervision of officer Travis Lehman (Tommy Lee Jones). Libby also tries to find Nick and Matty.
Will he find them?