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Director:
Writers:
Karl Alexander (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:
A Classic – One of My Favorite Sci-Fi Movies 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 V. Waldron ... Woman
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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Runtime:
112 min
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Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Malcolm McDowell and Mary Steenburgen met and fell in love during the filming of Time After Time (1979). They were married from September 29, 1980 to October 1, 1990.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Amy and H.G. Wells are at the revolving restaurant, the Bay Bridge is always behind H.G. Wells.See more »
Quotes:
Jack the Ripper:It's catching isn't it, violence.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Back to the Future (1985)See more »

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19 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
A Classic – One of My Favorite Sci-Fi Movies, 22 April 2005
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In 1893, in London, H.G. Wells (Malcolm McDowell) has just finished his time machine, when his friend Dr. John Leslie Stevenson (David Warner) – indeed Jack the Ripper – uses it to escape from the Scotland Yard. Wells decides to follow John, and arrives in 1979, in San Francisco. While in a bank chasing John, he meets Amy Robbins (Mary Steenburgen), who is responsible for the exchange of currencies, and she gives the address of John, in Hyatt Hotel. Wells and Amy have a crush on each other, while John threatens them, trying to get the key of the time machine. "Time After Time" is a classic, and one of my favorite sci-fi movies. The first time I saw it was in 1979, in the movie theater, then I have watched it at least three times on VHS, and now it was my debut on DVD. The plot has some irrelevant inconsistencies, as usual in movies that deal with time travel, but these flaws do not reduce its charming. There is sci-fi, action, romance, suspense and drama blended in a delightful story. Malcolm McDowell and Mary Steenburgen have a perfect chemistry, and Malcolm McDowell has probably one of the nicer character in his career, where I would like to highlight three excellent movies and performances in his filmography: the masterpiece "A Clockwork Orange", "Time After Time" and "Cat People". David Warner is excellent as usual in the role of a charming villain. "Time After Time" is a highly recommended film, for lovers of sci-fi films. My vote is ten.

Title (Brazil): "Um Século em 43 Minutos" ("One Century in 43 Minutes")

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