Cinema: Double Jeopardy


Directed by BRIAN DE PALMA Screenplay by PAUL SCHRADER

They are discovered waltzing: Michael and Elizabeth Courtland, all wreathed in elegance, surrounded by admiring friends, a beautiful and blessed couple celebrating their tenth wedding anniversary. When the party is over they make their way upstairs, where their lovemaking seems certain to be as tastefully romantic as their party.

But there is a cry from their daughter's room. Elizabeth (Genevieve Bujold) goes to investigate and is absent too long. Michael (Cliff Robertson) follows to find his life suddenly shattered—wife and child kidnaped and a note demanding a huge ransom pinned to the bed. At...

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