Double Jeopardy

Synopsis: When Nick Parsons appears to be murdered his wife Libby is tried and convicted. Six years later Libby is paroled and with the help of Travis Lehman (her parole officer) she sets out to find her son and the truth behind the "murder".
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Director(s): Bruce Beresford
Production: Paramount Pictures
  1 win & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
105 min

I'm pretty hungry. I hope we catch

some fish soon. Help me wind.

Turn this one.


- Slowly.

- I am doing it slowly.

Oh Matty, look.

You see that big boat?

She is the prettiest boat on

Whidbey lsland. The "Morning Star".

Some day I'll teach you to sail.

It's the best thing there is.

- Better than fishing?

- Yep. But you know what, kiddo?

I don't think I want you to grow up.

What if you marry some beautiful girl?

- Who's going to sail with me then?

- Dad?

Not a chance.

- Nick, we need to talk.

- Always happy to talk to you, Rudy.

Hey, Warren.

- Get that notice from First Seattle?

- Yeah, as a matter of fact, I did.

Then you know we've got a problem.

First Seattle is not a problem.

These martinis are a problem.

Do you mind?

Where were we? First Seattle...

- Mommy.

- Hey, kiddo.

- How's it going?

- Hand-off.

He's a sack of potatoes.

You've carried him around the whole

party? We'll never marry you off.


Picasso. Blue period.

The artist's name is Kandinsky.

Wassily Kandinsky.

German, of Russian extraction.


By the way, Picasso's blue period

was figurative, and ended in 1904.

These watercolours are abstract,

done in 1911.


Everyone, pipe down.

I'm about to give a speech.

The sign of a good party is when I'm

having a better time than anyone else.

But now is the time you ante up, for

drinking my liquor, eating my food.

Spilling tomato sauce on my couch...

Bobby Long.

You didn't think I saw you?

- He is insufferable.

- The Small Frye School needs cash.

So while you're reaching

for your cheque-books...

I'm pleased to introduce Rebecca

Tingley, our ravishing headmistress.

Mr Parsons. Thank you.

I'd like to start by introducing

a few members of my valuable staff.

Our dedicated teacher, and head

of admissions, Miss Angela Green.

What are you thinking about?

- Was I always as rude as I am now?

- Absolutely.


Come have a seat.

- Should we break the news to her?

- It's best she hears it from us.

- She's not going to be happy about it.

- What's up, guys?

Close your eyes. Close them.

Stand up.

- Libby, what is your favourite thing?

- Me?

Not even close.

All right, open.

I made Sean an offer.

He agreed to let us take her out for

the weekend. If you like it, it's yours.

If I like it?

- We can't afford it.

- Have I ever let that get in my way?

- What about Matty?

- I'll take care of him. It'll be great.

- You hate to sail.

- I can learn.

Generally, a wine like this

needs time to breathe.

I don't think we should... wait.

I don't see land.

So where is it?

Alaska's that way, Japan is straight

ahead, and Australia is off to the left.

- Where would you like to go?

- Bed.

That can be arranged.

- We should do this more often.

- What, buy expensive sailboats?

If this is what happens,

I'll buy you another one tomorrow.

No, go away, just the two of us,

with nobody else around.

I'll drink to that.



Oh, my God...





Oh, my God.

Oh, my God. Nick?

This is the Coastguard.

Put the knife down and step away.

I... I don't know...

I don't know where my husband is.

Hey, Tom.

What have you got for me?

- Anything?

- No.

Cutter, please don't let them

give up. He's a very strong man.

The raft and life preservers

are all on board.

These guys tracked the wind,

the currents...

There's nothing.

The water temperature overnight

was 51 degrees.

That's really cold.

- I can't breathe.

- Just put your head down.

Deep breaths. Big breaths.

Mommy, look!

Hey, kiddo.

Hey, Bobby.

Hey, Libby.

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David Weisberg

David Weisberg is an American screenwriter, best known for writing 1996 film The Rock, which he co-wrote with his writing partner Douglas Cook, who died on July 19, 2015. His other credits with Cook include Payoff, Holy Matrimony, Double Jeopardy and Criminal. They also wrote another action thriller script Blank Slate, which is currently un-produced at Bold Films. more…

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