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The Ripper (1997)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Thriller  |  6 December 1997 (USA)
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This telling of the story of Jack the Ripper focuses not on the killings as much as on the aristocratic lives of the people connected to the heir-apparent to the throne of England... who of course is the Ripper. It tells also of the investigator who dares to charge this man with such crimes, and of his love for a witness to one of the brutal slayings. Written by BOB STEBBINS <stebinsbob@aol.com>

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Samuel West previously played Prince Albert Victor Edward as a young child in Edward the King (1975) in which his father Timothy West played the title role. See more »

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The chalk graffiti was never photographed. Sir Charles Warren ordered it to be erased out of fear that it could cause a riot due to the Anti-Semitic feelings within the community. See more »

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Version of Seven Murders for Scotland Yard (1971) See more »

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STRING QUARTET IN C MAJOR 'DISSONANZEN', K.465 -- 1st Movement
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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Terrible movie, great actors, unnecessary love story.
6 August 1999 | by (North Carolina) – See all my reviews

This was terrible! I guess it's a very romantic notion that the Heir Presumptive could have been "Jack the Ripper," but since there's proof that he was out of the country when most of the murders were committed, why even try? Also, why throw in the love story? Just for the sake of it? It's too bad that these fine actors were wasted on such an awful concept. Samuel West, especially, is one actor I'd like to see in more movies stateside.


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