It's 1893 London. Futurist H.G. Wells believes that the future holds a Utopian society. He also believes in time travel. He has just built a time machine which he is displaying to a group of skeptical friends, including surgeon Dr. John Leslie Stevenson. Unbeknown to Wells or anyone else among that circle, Stevenson is better known to the public as Jack the Ripper. Just as the police are about to capture Stevenson, he uses the time machine to escape, with Wells being the only one who knows what happened to him. Not telling anyone except his trusting housekeeper, Wells follows Stevenson in order to capture and bring him back to face justice. Where Stevenson has gone is 1979 San Francisco. There, Wells is dismayed to find that the future is not Utopia as he had predicted. But Wells is also picked up by a young woman named Amy Robbins. As Wells and Amy search for Stevenson, Stevenson conversely is after Wells to obtain the master key to the time machine. As Stevenson continues his ... Written by
A chase through time -- to catch Jack the Ripper!
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Did You Know?
The movie theater where Wells and Amy see the film was the same one which showed The Exorcist
(1973) in an exclusive engagement. The infamous San Francisco serial killer, Zodiac, saw the film there, too. See more
When Amy & Wells leave the movie theater, the marquee says "Exorcist IV." However, in 1979, only The Exorcist (1973) and The Exorcist II (1977) had been released. The Exorcist III came out in 1990, and the fourth movie in the series, The Exorcist: The Beginning, a prequel, was released in 2004. See more
[John demonstrates to H.G. that 1979 isn't a social utopia
Jack the Ripper
The future isn't what you thought. It's what I am!