Double Jeopardy is a crime thriller starring Ashley Judd and Tommy Lee Jones distributed by Paramount Pictures and directed by Bruce Beresford out of a script by David Weisberg and Douglas Cook that tells the story of a murder, a coverup and clever use of the “Double Jeopardy” clause in which a person can’t be tried twice for the same crime.
Ashley Judd plays the lead role as Elizabeth Parsons, while Tommy Lee Jones plays Travis Lehman, and the antagonist is played by Bruce Greenwood. As a bonus piece of trivia, the lead role was turned down by Meg Ryan, Brooke Shields, Jodie Foster, and Michelle Pfeiffer.
If you’re wondering where they shot this movie, we are going to present you with the details surrounding this interesting 1999 film that has some outdoor locations you might not know.
Double Jeopardy Filming Locations
Double Jeopardy was shot across Washington state, New Orleans, and Louisiana in the United States, with some scenes across the vast expanses of British Columbia in Canada, more specifically in Revelstoke and Bowen Island. So, let’s take a trip there to see the details of this movie.
Revelstoke, Canada, British Columbia
Revelstoke is located about 700 km east of Vancouver and is located on the banks of the Columbia River. Founded in the 1880s as a midway town to host the workers of the Canadian Pacific Railway, the town was a stepping stone for the development of infrastructure in the region, first with the railroad and then, more than 50 years later, with the roads and highways that connect Canada’s west.
It’s here where the cast and crew of Double Jeopardy set foot to shoot those scenes that take us to Nick and Elizabeth’s home by the shore and set the stage for what’s coming next in the movie.
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Bowen Island, British Columbia, Canada
Bowen Island is part of Metro Vancouver and is 6 km away from that city. The magic of Hollywood movies makes the viewers think that this filming location is where Nick and Elizabeth live in their elegant house. The exterior shots of their home we see in Double Jeopardy are, in fact, filmed in Bowen Island.
Whidbey Island, Washington State, USA
Whidbey Island is the largest of the isles that make up Island County in Washington State. The movie sets up the stage for Nick and Elizabeth as residents of Whidbey Island, their posh and elegant lives take place there, and when Elizabeth is sent to the can, she waits six years to get out and take revenge on Nick, who faked his death and sent her there.
It’s on Whidbey Island and its shores where we see those scenes where Ashley Judd breaks into the school, the ferry scene, and the tension buildup as Ashley Judd’s character tries to take revenge.
New Orleans, Louisiana
Known for its cuisine, music, levies, and culture, New Orleans is a bustling city full of vibes in the Southern United States. It’s here where Elizabeth tracks down an art gallery in her quest to find Nick as she plots her revenge. The exterior shots were filmed at 820 Louis Street and the Lafayette Cemetery #1 on Washington Avenue.
The magic of Hollywood films is amazing; with clever editions, amazing shots, and wise use of the production budget, filmmakers can go to other locations and film movies to set the stage for magic, enthralling, and thrilling stories like the one we see in Double Jeopardy.
The movie makes you think we’re in Washington state, but we travel across Canada’s western shore and to the south of the United States to tell a story about revenge. And while Double Jeopardy isn’t exactly a blockbuster hit and received mild reviews and critics back in the late 1990s, it remains one movie worth your time if you like Ashley Judd. You can stream it from Paramount+, Amazon Video, and Netflix in certain regions.
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