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The Ripper (1997)

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... See full summary »

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2 wins. See more awards »
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Cast

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Insp. Jim Hansen
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Florry Lewis
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Adam Couper ...
Sgt Tommy Bell
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Evelyn Bookman
Olivia Hamnett ...
Lady Margaret
Karen Davitt ...
Damien Pree ...
Officer Peters
Stewart Morritt ...
Cullen
Kevin Miles ...
Sir William Fraser
John Gregg ...
Frank Whitten ...
Dr. Pearce
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Chalmers
Josephine Keen ...
Lizzie
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Storyline

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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Thriller

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Rated R for violence and sexuality | See all certifications »
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6 December 1997 (USA)  »

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A hasfelmetsző  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Connections

Version of Seven Murders for Scotland Yard (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

STRING QUARTET IN C MAJOR 'DISSONANZEN', K.465 -- 1st Movement
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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What a great story.
5 January 2002 | by (Copenhagen, Denmark) – See all my reviews



Even though there a some historical mistakes in the story, i found the story and the great acting, fantastic.

Patrick Bergin is always a pleasure and good old Michael York has great charisma as Sir. Charles Warren.

It is the great script by Robert Rodat and Samuel West marvellous performance as the diabolic Prince Eddy, which makes this movie so brilliant.

If you are a Ripperologist ( i am... ) you might hate this movie, but i found it entertaining as hell.


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