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... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Insp. Jim Hansen
Florry Lewis
Adam Couper ...
Sgt Tommy Bell
Evelyn Bookman
Olivia Hamnett ...
Lady Margaret
Karen Davitt ...
Damien Pree ...
Officer Peters
Kevin Miles ...
Sir William Fraser
John Gregg ...
Frank Whitten ...
Dr. Pearce
Peter Collingwood ...
Josephine Keen ...


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 <>

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Rated R for violence and sexuality | See all certifications »





Release Date:

6 December 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A hasfelmetsző  »

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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 »


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 »


Version of A Study in Terror (1965) See more »


Music by Georges Bizet
Lyrics by Michel Carre and Eugene Cormon
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Fictionalized but with good acting
2 March 2005 | by (Woodbridge Twp NJ) – See all my reviews

As a Police Officer I have always been intrigued by unsolved murders. When some one mentions unsolved murders the "White Chapel" murders attributed to "Jack the Ripper" comes to mind.

Though this film "The Ripper" is highly fictionalized, what it lacks in facts it more than makes up in acting, and authenticity in details of the period.

Patrick Bergin, and Gabrielle Anwar portray the parts of Scotland Yard Police inspector, and former prostitute , to perfection. More than a crime story It is about the relationship which develops between Bergin (the police inspector) and Anwar(a former prostitute ) . Anwar has left prostitution behind, and is by that time working in a factory. Her life takes a turn when she witnesses one of the murders, but is reluctant to come forward because of the way she's treated by most of the police. Bergin unlike the others gives her police protection, and the two eventually become romantically involved.

What made this film great was the way that the inequities of the Victorian era is portrayed. All from the separation of the classes. To the scenery, and last but not least the Superb acting of the cast.

If you're looking for historical facts about the "White Chapel Murders" this film is not for you. But if you can watch this film keeping in mind that it is not a documentary , or historical epic, and that the writer used extensive "creative license" then you must see it.

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