Double Jeopardy (* Ĺ) Ė Double Jeopardy contains all the elements for a good movie. Wait. Iím sorry. I meant TV movie. Because thatís what this thing feels like. Even its 105-minute running length is the average elapse of a made-for-TV minus commercials. Movie of the week is usually a term reserved for films about diseases and dying family members. Lately they should be reverted to cheesy hokum thrillers. Witness last weekís NBC Yasmine Bleeth opus Road Rage if you doubt me.Double Jeopardy has to go in the history book for revealing every single plot twist, surprise, and action/suspense sequence in the trailer. In fact the only thing that surprised me about Double Jeopardy is that it turns out to be one of the stupidest movies Iíve seen all year. There are actions taken by characters in this movie that actually make the ending of The Sixth Sense seem logical. First of all, the premise may be intriguing but legally inaccurate. The screenwriter is even stupid enough to have two of its characters (one a former lawyer, the other a former law professor) agree with it. The legal premise of Double Jeopardy states that a person cannot be re-tried or re-convicted for the same crime. The same crime. Just because Ashley Judd didnít kill her husband the first time doesnít mean she can just do when she gets out of prison. To make a long story short, O.J. Simpson cannot be put through another trial for the murders of Nicole and Ron Goldman. Thatís Double Jeopardy. Second of all Ė it seems that Ashley Judd commits crime after crime after crime after getting paroled. There must be easier ways to get social security numbers, which is what starts her crime spree and subsequent ďFugitiveĒ-style chasing by Tommy Lee Jones. I thought, once upon a time, that this would have been a better idea for the Fugitive sequel, since Jones is essentially playing a cross between Sam Girard and Robert Forsterís Max Cherry from Jackie Brown, but was I dead wrong. Other things that bothered me were (1) one of the worst courtroom scenes Iíve ever seen, with the judge overruling objections any other judge would most likely sustain. (2) the nicest womanís prison Iíve ever seen, complete with Christmas trees and guards that let Ashley Judd run laps in the rain like she was Rocky Balboa. (3) Time flies so fast in this movie, itís hard to get a grasp on how bad Juddís turmoil is in prison. I could also never figure out how old her kid was. It appears that Judd spends like six years inside. The kid seems about four or five already before she goes in. Next thing heís finally learning the ABC song. Slow-learner. Next thing we know itís his eighth birthday. By the time she gets out, heís in a private school in Georgia. I just didnít care. I was just hoping that the film wasnít going to pussy out on the ending like I thought it was going to. I wonít reveal what happens, but thinking over the whole movie, I was disappointed.This film is a dead zone at the screenplay level and inconsiderate at the marketing level. I laughed hard when Jones tells Judd late in the picture that heíll ďarrest her for stupidity.Ē Thatís good advice. If youíre looking for a great TV movie full of action and suspense, then stay clear of Double Jeopardy. Go to the video store and rent Steven Spielbergís Duel.