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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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Cast

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Insp. Jim Hansen
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Florry Lewis
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Prince Albert Victor Edward
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Sir Charles Warren
Adam Couper ...
Sgt Tommy Bell
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Evelyn Bookman
Olivia Hamnett ...
Lady Margaret
Karen Davitt ...
Mary Kelly
Damien Pree ...
Officer Peters
Stewart Morritt ...
Cullen
Kevin Miles ...
Sir William Fraser
John Gregg ...
Dr. William Gull
Frank Whitten ...
Dr. Pearce
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Chalmers
Josephine Keen ...
Lizzie
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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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Rated R for violence and sexuality | See all certifications »
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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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When Inspector Hansen is showing Florry photos of the murders, he is using photos of the REAL victims, but the photos he is showing her are of the murders that haven't happened yet. See more »

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Version of Seven Murders for Scotland Yard (1972) 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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Nicely done, interesting take on Jack the Ripper
23 November 1998 | by See all my reviews

Not blazingly original, but still a well made film about the infamous Ripper murders. The cast is good, Bergin and Anwar are excellent and West is perfectly cast. Costuming, atmosphere and the like are up to big screen standards. Events and characters are modified a little for dramatic purposes, so true blue Ripper enthusiasts might find fault, but recommended for fans of Victorian period movies and general thriller/mysteries.


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