History Film / DoubleJeopardy

18th Mar '18 3:04:08 PM DrOO7
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* WealthyYachtOwner: Nick makes enough to give Libby an expensive sailboat as a present. Or perhaps not, as even ''before'' his "deatg", she asks if they can afford it, then afterwards, is told by her lawyer that he was actually in financial straits.

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* WealthyYachtOwner: Nick makes enough to give Libby an expensive sailboat as a present. Or perhaps not, as even ''before'' his "deatg", "death", she asks if they can afford it, then afterwards, is told by her lawyer that he was actually in financial straits.
24th Feb '18 9:52:36 PM DrOO7
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* InheritanceMurder: It is assumed that Libby killed Nick for the insurance money, even though she appears to have been clueless both about his financial situation and about how large the policy was.


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* WealthyYachtOwner: Nick makes enough to give Libby an expensive sailboat as a present. Or perhaps not, as even ''before'' his "deatg", she asks if they can afford it, then afterwards, is told by her lawyer that he was actually in financial straits.
24th Feb '18 9:40:02 AM DrOO7
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* DistaffCounterpart[=/=]GenderFlip: A person wrongly convicted of murder escaping from custody, determined to track down those responsible, pursued and eventually aided by an equally determined lawman played by Creator/TommyLeeJones? No, this isn't ''Film/TheFugitive'' (or another sequel), but as numerous reviews pointed out, it's basically a female version of it, right down to the misleading 911 call, Libby wailing "I didn't kill my husband", and later being chased though a street fair just barely eluding capture.

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* DistaffCounterpart[=/=]GenderFlip: A person wrongly convicted of murder escaping from custody, determined to track down those responsible, pursued and eventually aided by an equally determined lawman played by Creator/TommyLeeJones? No, this isn't ''Film/TheFugitive'' (or another sequel), but as numerous reviews pointed out, it's basically a female version of it, right down to the misleading 911 call, Libby wailing "I didn't kill my husband", is essentially the first trope to Richard Kimble and later being chased though a street fair just barely eluding capture.the film is the second to ''Film/TheFugitive'', given the myriad of similarities between the two--see "Recycled Premise" below.



** During the party, an associate of Nick's repeatedly tried to talk to him about business matters, only to be brushed off. We soon learn that it was this that led to Nick's scheme.

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** During the party, an associate of Nick's repeatedly tried tries to talk to him about business matters, only to be brushed off. We soon learn that it was this that led to Nick's scheme.
21st Feb '18 10:07:08 PM DrOO7
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* BlatantLies: When confronted by Libby, Nick feebly claims that he faked his death to avoid his creditors and didn't intend for her to be convicted, that his relationship with Angie happened afterwards, and that her death was an accident, but she isn't buying it.


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* RecycledPremise: A person wrongly convicted of murdering their spouse escaping from custody, determined to track down those responsible, pursued and eventually aided by an equally determined lawman played by Creator/TommyLeeJones? No, this isn't ''Film/TheFugitive'' (or another sequel), but as numerous reviews pointed out, it's basically a female version of it, right down to a misleading 911 call, Libby wailing "I didn't kill my husband" (just as Kimble lamented about his wife), and later being chased though a street fair just barely eluding capture.
25th Jan '18 8:06:10 PM DrOO7
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* CassandraTruth: Libby wailing that she didn't kill Nick in the face of overwhelming evidence.
27th Aug '17 10:19:00 PM DrOO7
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* BitchInSheepsClothing: Angie acts as Libby's best friend and even "reluctantly" agrees to adopt Matty (supposedly not wanting to replace Libby as his mother) when the whole time, she's been having an affair with Nick and planning to run off with him after framing Libby for murder.


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* GirlsBehindBars: Despite two of Libby's cellmates outright admitting that they're murderers, they and the other prisoners get along fairly well with her, offering advice and encouragement on surviving and getting released.
27th Aug '17 9:59:33 PM DrOO7
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** During the party, an associate of Nick's repeatedly tried to talk to him about business matters, only to be brushed off. We soon learn that it was this that led to Nick's scheme.
22nd Jul '17 10:55:56 PM DrOO7
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* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Libby's lawyer stuns her by telling her that Nick was in financial straits and that several investors were suing him for embezzlement.



** As is par for the course with TV and movies, Libby testifies at her trial. While not forbidden, even the worst defense attorney knows that this is a bad idea. Sure enough, Libby runs into trouble when despite her truthful pleas of innocence, she can't offer any explanation as to Nick's death--which is yet another example of this trope. It's not the defense's job to prove the accused's innocence, just to offer reasonable doubt as to guilt.



* MotiveEqualsConclusiveEvidence: The prosecution claims Libby killed Nick for the insurance money, harping on the fact that she's the beneficiary, ignoring the fact that (a) given that she was his ''wife'', she would naturally be this, and (b) as a wealthy couple, the payout would be larger than average. When she tries to explain to her own lawyer that Nick got the policy to make sure that she and their son would be okay in the event of his death, he counters with "there's a big difference between "okay" and one million dollars". Libby is shocked as she was genuinely unaware the amount was so large.

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* MotiveEqualsConclusiveEvidence: The prosecution claims Libby killed Nick for the insurance money, harping on the fact that she's the beneficiary, ignoring the fact that (a) given that she was his ''wife'', she would naturally be this, and (b) as a wealthy couple, the payout would be larger than average. When she tries to explain to her own lawyer that Nick got the policy to make sure that she and their son would be okay in the event of his death, he counters with "there's a big difference between "okay" and one two million dollars". He then mentions that Nick was actually in serious financial trouble, shocking Libby is shocked as she was genuinely unaware the amount was so large.wasn't aware of this.
22nd Jul '17 8:56:22 PM DrOO7
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* StealthHiBye: Libby peeks out from a store display at Lehman. By the time he looks in her direction, a mere two seconds later, she's gone.
3rd Apr '17 10:18:41 AM DrOO7
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** Libby also commits breaking and entering to find Angie. Were it not for managing to escape, she would have been sent right back to prison.
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