History Film / DoubleJeopardy

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.
2nd Apr '17 7:52:05 PM maxwellsilver
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* HollywoodLaw: As pointed out by pretty much everyone, including [[http://www.worldfamouscomics.com/law/back20000201.shtml this column]], the whole plot runs on this. Ashley Judd is framed by her husband for his own murder and serves prison time. When she gets paroled, she hunts him down and brags that she could kill him and get away with it because she's already been convicted of that crime and double jeopardy means she can't be prosecuted for it again. Problem is, she was convicted of ''that'' crime (that is, of "murdering" him at that specific time, in that specific place). Hunting him down to another city and killing him ''there'', ''then'', [[http://www.scribd.com/doc/52357894/Alan-Dershowitz would be another crime entirely]], and thus she could be justly convicted of it. Not to mention the host of other crimes she committed, including burglary, theft, destruction of property, escape from custody, assault on a law enforcement officer, unlicensed possession of a firearm, transporting an unlicensed weapon across state lines, assault with intent to kill (all of them violating her parole, which would send her back to prison) and probably more, which could put her away for years themselves, perhaps even [[{{Irony}} for the same time or longer than her original sentence]]. [[CaptainObvious Not to mention the fact that she didn't actually kill him that first time...]] [[note]]Of course, she could still plead out and/or agree not to sue, in exchange for credit for time already served.[[/note]]

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* HollywoodLaw: As pointed out by pretty much everyone, including [[http://www.worldfamouscomics.com/law/back20000201.shtml this column]], the whole plot runs on this. Ashley Judd Libby is framed by her husband for his own murder and serves prison time. When she gets paroled, she hunts him down and brags that she could kill him and get away with it because she's already been convicted of that crime and double jeopardy means she can't be prosecuted for it again. Problem is, she was convicted of ''that'' crime (that is, of "murdering" him at that specific time, in that specific place). Hunting him down to another city and killing him ''there'', ''then'', [[http://www.scribd.com/doc/52357894/Alan-Dershowitz would be another crime entirely]], and thus she could be justly convicted of it. Not to mention the host of other crimes she committed, including burglary, theft, destruction of property, escape from custody, assault on a law enforcement officer, unlicensed possession of a firearm/felon in possession of a firearm, transporting an unlicensed weapon across state lines, assault with intent to kill (all of them violating her parole, which would send her back to prison) and probably more, which could put her away for years themselves, perhaps even [[{{Irony}} for the same time or longer than her original sentence]]. [[CaptainObvious sentence. Not to mention the fact that she didn't actually kill him that first time...]] time... [[note]]Of course, she could still plead out and/or agree not to sue, in exchange for credit for time already served.[[/note]]
5th Mar '17 4:35:17 PM Aurelian
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* BondVillainStupidity: Rather than just kill Libby, Nick knocks her unconscious and shuts her in a coffin, and helpfully also leaves her with a gun and a lighter, thus risking her waking up and escaping, which is exactly what she does.
24th Feb '17 9:07:22 AM Peridonyx
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* WrongfulAccusationInsurance: As discussed above, Libby commits numerous crimes in the course of tracking down her husband, whom she's planning to kill (and DOES kill, albeit by that point, it was a genuine case of self-defense rather than a revenge killing), all of which appear to have been completely disregarded by the time the film ends.

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* WrongfulAccusationInsurance: As discussed above, Libby commits numerous crimes in the course of tracking down her husband, whom she's planning to kill (and DOES kill, albeit by that point, it was a genuine case of self-defense rather than a revenge killing), all of which appear to have been completely disregarded by the time the film ends. Granted, it would be possible for her to plead out in exchange for time-served credit.
24th Feb '17 9:03:46 AM Peridonyx
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* HollywoodLaw: As pointed out by pretty much everyone, including [[http://www.worldfamouscomics.com/law/back20000201.shtml this column]], the whole plot runs on this. Ashley Judd is framed by her husband for his own murder and serves prison time. When she gets paroled, she hunts him down and brags that she could kill him and get away with it because she's already been convicted of that crime and double jeopardy means she can't be prosecuted for it again. Problem is, she was convicted of ''that'' crime (that is, of "murdering" him at that specific time, in that specific place). Hunting him down to another city and killing him ''there'', ''then'', [[http://www.scribd.com/doc/52357894/Alan-Dershowitz would be another crime entirely]], and thus she could be justly convicted of it. Not to mention the host of other crimes she committed, including burglary, theft, destruction of property, escape from custody, assault on a law enforcement officer, unlicensed possession of a firearm, transporting an unlicensed weapon across state lines, assault with intent to kill (all of them violating her parole, which would send her back to prison) and probably more, which could put her away for years themselves, perhaps even [[{{Irony}} for the same time or longer than her original sentence]]. [[CaptainObvious Not to mention the fact that she didn't actually kill him that first time...]]

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* HollywoodLaw: As pointed out by pretty much everyone, including [[http://www.worldfamouscomics.com/law/back20000201.shtml this column]], the whole plot runs on this. Ashley Judd is framed by her husband for his own murder and serves prison time. When she gets paroled, she hunts him down and brags that she could kill him and get away with it because she's already been convicted of that crime and double jeopardy means she can't be prosecuted for it again. Problem is, she was convicted of ''that'' crime (that is, of "murdering" him at that specific time, in that specific place). Hunting him down to another city and killing him ''there'', ''then'', [[http://www.scribd.com/doc/52357894/Alan-Dershowitz would be another crime entirely]], and thus she could be justly convicted of it. Not to mention the host of other crimes she committed, including burglary, theft, destruction of property, escape from custody, assault on a law enforcement officer, unlicensed possession of a firearm, transporting an unlicensed weapon across state lines, assault with intent to kill (all of them violating her parole, which would send her back to prison) and probably more, which could put her away for years themselves, perhaps even [[{{Irony}} for the same time or longer than her original sentence]]. [[CaptainObvious Not to mention the fact that she didn't actually kill him that first time...]]]] [[note]]Of course, she could still plead out and/or agree not to sue, in exchange for credit for time already served.[[/note]]
25th Aug '16 7:23:16 PM Mdumas43073
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25th Aug '16 7:16:38 PM Mdumas43073
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A 1999 thriller starring Creator/AshleyJudd, Creator/BruceGreenwood and Creator/TommyLeeJones. Directed by Bruce Beresford. The film begins with a wealthy couple going sailing with a yacht. The wife Elizabeth "Libby" Parsons (Judd) falls asleep for a while. When she awakes, her husband Nick (Greenwood) is nowhere to be found. What can be found is blood everywhere, on her body, her clothes, the boat's floors ... and on a knife placed on the deck. She has no idea what happened.

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A 1999 thriller directed by Bruce Beresford, starring Creator/AshleyJudd, Creator/BruceGreenwood Creator/BruceGreenwood, and Creator/TommyLeeJones. Directed by Bruce Beresford. Creator/TommyLeeJones.

The film begins with a wealthy couple going sailing with a yacht. The wife wife, Elizabeth "Libby" Parsons (Judd) (Judd), falls asleep for a while. When she awakes, her husband Nick (Greenwood) is nowhere to be found. What can ''can'' be found is blood everywhere, on her body, her clothes, the boat's floors ... and on a knife placed on the deck. She has no idea what happened.
18th Mar '16 8:17:17 PM DrOO7
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* ApatheticCitizens: A bartender shreds Libby' s "Wanted" poster, declaring, "No reward. Screw 'em"

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* ApatheticCitizens: A bartender shreds Libby' s "Wanted" poster, declaring, "No reward. Screw 'em"'em.", then advises her that they will be posted all over town, then caps it off by giving her an umbrella and urging her to get out of there before the cops show up. The viewer knows that Libby is innocent, but he doesn't and for all he knows, he's happily aiding and abetting a fugitive all because there's nothing in it for him if he turns her in.


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** She outright says to Nick, "I could shoot you in the middle of Mardi Gras. . .", indicating that it ''is'' that time of the year.
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