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Director:
Writers:
Karl Alexander (story) &
Steve Hayes (story) ...
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Release Date:
31 August 1979 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
The Wildest Chase of the Century! See more »
Plot:
H.G. Wells pursues Jack the Ripper to the 20th Century when the serial murderer uses the future writer's time machine to escape his time period. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
6 wins & 7 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Highly entertaining movie with a tense story. See more (96 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Malcolm McDowell ... H.G. Wells

David Warner ... Stevenson

Mary Steenburgen ... Amy
Charles Cioffi ... Lt. Mitchell
Kent Williams ... Assistant
Andonia Katsaros ... Mrs. Turner

Patti D'Arbanville ... Shirley
James Garrett ... Edwards
Keith McConnell ... Harding

Leo Lewis ... Richardson
Byron Webster ... McKay

Karin de la Penha ... Jenny (as Karin Mary Shea)
Geraldine Baron ... Carol
Laurie Main ... Inspector Gregson

Joseph Maher ... Adams
Michael Evans ... Sergeant
Ray Reinhardt ... Jeweler

Robert Shaw ... Bank Officer (as Bob Shaw)
Stu Klitsner ... Clergyman
Nicholas Shields ... Diner

Gene Hartline ... Cab Driver

Clement von Franckenstein ... Bobby (as Clement St. George)
Shirley Marchant ... Dolores
Larry J. Blake ... Guard
Antonie Becker ... Nurse
Hilda Haynes ... 2nd Nurse
Read Morgan ... Booking Cop

M.C. Gainey ... London Bobby (as Mike Gainey)

Jim Haynie ... 1st Cop
Wayne Storm ... 2nd Cop

John Colton ... 3rd Cop

Corey Feldman ... Boy at Museum
James Cranna ... Man
Earl Nichols ... 4th Cop
Bill Bradley ... Pawnbroker
Clete Roberts ... Newscaster
Rita Conde ... Maid
Gail Hyatt ... Woman Cop

Shelley Hack ... Docent
Dan Leegant ... Man on Street
Regina Waldon ... Woman (as Regina V. Waldron)
Liz Roberson ... Woman
Anthony Gordon ... Man
Lou Felder ... Man
Doug Morrisson ... Man
Glenn Carlson ... 5th Cop
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Neil Armstrong ... Himself - Announcing Moon Landing (archive sound) (uncredited)
Judith Burnett ... Ann (uncredited)

Winston Churchill ... Himself - Giving 'Finest Hour' Speech (archive sound) (uncredited)

Jimi Hendrix ... Himself - Performing (archive footage) (uncredited)

John F. Kennedy ... Himself - Giving Inaugural Speech (archive sound) (uncredited)
Douglas MacArthur ... Himself - Announcing 'I Shall Return' (archive sound) (uncredited)
Edward R. Murrow ... Himself (archive sound) (uncredited)

Franklin D. Roosevelt ... Himself - Giving 1933 Inaugural Speech (archive sound) (uncredited)

Directed by
Nicholas Meyer 
 
Writing credits
Karl Alexander (story) &
Steve Hayes (story)

Nicholas Meyer (screenplay)

Produced by
Herb Jaffe .... producer
Steven-Charles Jaffe .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Miklós Rózsa (music by) (as Miklos Rozsa)
 
Cinematography by
Paul Lohmann (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Donn Cambern (edited by)
 
Casting by
Dianne Crittenden 
 
Production Design by
Edward C. Carfagno 
 
Set Decoration by
Barbara Krieger 
 
Makeup Department
Lynn F. Reynolds .... makeup artist (as Lynn Reynolds)
Dione Taylor .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Austen Jewell .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Daves .... assistant director
Robert J. Doherty .... DGA trainee (as Bob Doherty)
Paul Magwood .... second assistant director
Steven-Charles Jaffe .... second unit director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Richard Evans .... assistant property master (as Richard K. Evans)
Richard Reseigne .... construction coordinator (as Dick Reseigne)
Bill Wainess .... property master
Richard M. Kristy .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Michael Colgan .... supervising sound editor
Les Fresholtz .... re-recording mixer
Martin Halperin .... audio montage
Jerry Jost .... sound
Joseph Kite .... boom operator (as Joe Kite)
Michael Minkler .... re-recording mixer
Arthur Piantadosi .... re-recording mixer
Colin Waddy .... sound effects editor
Jay Wertz .... sound effects editor
Ken Dufva .... foley artist (uncredited)
Jerry Jacobson .... adr editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Jim Blount .... special effects
Larry L. Fuentes .... special effects (as Larry Fuentes)
Kevin Pike .... special effects: custom props (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Richard Taylor .... optical effects designer (as Richard F. Taylor)
Chad Taylor .... visual effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Everett Creach .... stunt coordinator
Everett Creach .... stunts
Jadie David .... stunts (as Gadie David)
Larry Duran .... stunts
Brad Eide .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ron Frantzvog .... second assistant cameraman
J. Michael Marlett .... gaffer (as Mike Marlett)
Guy Polzel .... key grip (as Guy Polzell)
Glenn K. Shimada .... first assistant cameraman (as Glenn Shimada)
Peter Sorel .... stills
Timothy E. Wade .... camera operator (as Tim Wade)
Jonathan West .... camera operator: second unit (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sal Anthony .... costumer: men
Yvonne Kubis .... costumer: women
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Laurey Condon .... assistant film editor
William J. Meshover .... assistant film editor
Steve Mirkovich .... assistant film editor (as Steven Mirkovich)
Steve Johnson .... colorist (uncredited)
Bruce Pearson .... color timer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Donald Harris .... music editor
Larry Bunker .... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Danny Gould .... composer: dance music (uncredited)
Milton Kestenbaum .... musician: bass (uncredited)
Virginia Majewski .... musician: viola (uncredited)
Richard Nash .... musician: trombone (uncredited)
Christopher Palmer .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Miklós Rózsa .... conductor (uncredited)
Dan Wallin .... score mixer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Tim Hill .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Lea Andrews .... production secretary
John Bush .... location liaison
Oga Danylo .... producer's secretary
Sonny King .... electronic animation: Image West, Ltd.
Russ Maehl .... electronic animation: Image West, Ltd.
Kathy Orloff .... unit publicist (as Katherine Orloff)
Kathy Thomas .... script supervisor (as Kathy Thomas Swor)
Dominic Santarone .... caterer (uncredited)
Ruth Santarone .... caterer (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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112 min
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Trivia:
The movie's title inspired Cyndi Lauper's song "Time After Time", when she browsed a copy of TVGuide for "imaginary song titles".See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The number of framed photographs on Lt. Mitchell's desk changes from one to two, and back again, several times.See more »
Quotes:
[Jack the Ripper uses the Time Machine to travel to 1979]
H.G. Wells:What... have... I... done? I've turned that bloody maniac loose upon Utopia!
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Movie Connections:
References What's Up, Doc? (1972)See more »

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35 out of 39 people found the following review useful.
Highly entertaining movie with a tense story., 2 August 2005
Author: Boba_Fett1138 from Groningen, The Netherlands

"Time After Time" was one of those movies of which I didn't even knew it existed. It certainly is a movie that deserves more recognition for this movie truly was one of the most entertaining movies I have seen in a while.

The story its concept is already one factor why I liked this movie so much. In the late 19th century The scientist H.G. Wells (Malcolm McDowell) has build a time machine which his good friend John Leslie Stevenson aka Jack the Ripper (David Warner) uses when the police has just discovered his true identity. Ripper travels to the year 1979 and Wells, who feels responsible for his escape to the in his eyes future Utopian society of 1979, follows him to the future, in an attempt to catch him and bring him to justice and prevent him from making more victims in the future. I highly enjoyed this original story and concept and thought that it was perfectly executed by talented director Nicholas Meyer, who made his debut as a director with this movie. After this he made two more well known and widely appreciated Star Trek movies; "Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan" and "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country" which by the fans are often regarded as the best in the series of Star Trek movies.

The movie has a fantastic and typical '70's atmosphere which I always adore in movies. It's also filled with some typical '70's tense chase sequences, which are brilliantly filmed and edited. The cinematography itself is also at times refreshingly original, especially the perfectly done opening sequence of the movie in which Jack The Ripper makes another victim.

But the movie isn't just tense and original, it also is highly entertaining and it features some good humor. Of course having an 19th century main character who for the first time takes a look in the future 1979 is already good for some laughs. Such as the time were he visits a McDonald's or comes up with the fake alias Sherlock Holmes when he gets in contact with the police. There are countless 'little' fun parts like this in the movie which makes this movie a pleasant and entertaining one to watch as well as a tense nail biting thriller.

Malcolm McDowell is extremely good and convincing as a 19th century gentleman and scientist H.G. Wells. Honestely he plays his best role since "A Clockwork Orange". David Warner is also perfectly cast as Jack The Ripper. He's a perfectly scary and mysterious gentleman. Warner is perhaps well known to everyone for playing Spicer Lovejoy in the 1997 movie "Titanic". The movie also features a at the time still very young Mary Steenburgen in one of her very first movie roles. She also was superb and the talent was already showing. One year later she even already won an Oscar for the movie "Melvin and Howard".

The movie further more features a highly good and underrated musical score by well known Hungarian composer Miklós Rózsa.

This movie is terribly underrated in terms of how well known it is. This movie deserves to be seen by everybody for this movie is an entertaining one as well as a tense thriller, with some excellent performances by the cast and good directing by Nicholas Meyer.

8/10

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