Double Jeopardy

Continuity mistake: When Libby goes to the BMW dealer, the dealer says the address is 20 Oriole Terrace. When Libby is driving down Oriole Terrace, she passes a house with four digits in the address.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Ashley Judd leaves prison and first meets Tommy Lee Jones, she brings a box into his office full of her belongings. After he has checked through it he looks at the picture of Judd's son. When he throws it back into the box, it makes a noise as if it has hit the bottom of an empty box. In the next shot Judd picks up the box which now seems to be full with all of her belongings again, even though he hadn't put anything else back into the box.

Continuity mistake: In the opening scene where Libby is talking to Maddy. When the camera is in front of them, they're facing each other. But when the camera shows them from behind, they are sitting beside each other.

Continuity mistake: When Jonathon puts Libby in the casket and she realizes where she is, she grabs her backpack to get the gun. From shot to shot the lighter she is holding goes from her left hand to her right hand to her left hand, etc.


Continuity mistake: When Libby asks Angie to adopt Maddy, in one minute her legs are up on the chair, and in the next, they're hanging down again.

Continuity mistake: In the last scene when she meets her son, he has his head forward over her shoulder, then he turns his head to the side on her shoulder. But when the camera goes to show the front, his head is again straight over her shoulder, not sideways. (01:40:00)


Plot hole: For a convicted murderer who violated her parole and assaulted her parole officer while escaping custody, Ashley Judd moves around the country and even boards airplanes with little to no problems.

Upvote valid corrections to help move entries into the corrections section.

Suggested correction: She was simply careful. There's constant manhunts for much more serious felons and parolees on the lam who seem capable of moving around without getting caught.

How did she keep the gun if she flew across the country?

She likely put the gun in her bag and then checked it with other passengers' luggage at the airport. As long as she wasn't carrying the gun on her, it would go through.

raywest Premium member

More mistakes in Double Jeopardy

Question: Given she leaves the state while on parole, possessing a firearm, holding her ex at gunpoint, how does Libby avoid prosecution for these offenses?


Answer: Because there were exceptional and extenuating circumstances and, technically, Libby was never guilty of the crime she was convicted of and had to resort to extreme measures to prove her innocence. She may have had a gun, but it could never be proved that she held Nick at gunpoint, only that she shot him in self defense. Also, it's a movie, which often are unrealistic regarding details like that.

raywest Premium member

More questions & answers from Double Jeopardy

Join the mailing list

Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.