In Victorian Era London, a troubled clairvoyant police detective investigates the murders by Jack The Ripper.

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It is 1888 in London, and the unfortunate poor lead horrifying lives in the city's deadliest slum, Whitechapel. Harassed by gangs and forced to walk the streets for a living, Mary Kelly and her small group of companions trudge on through this daily misery, their only consolation being that things can't get any worse. Yet things somehow do when their friend Ann is kidnapped and they are drawn into a conspiracy with links higher up than they could possibly imagine. The kidnapping is soon followed by the gruesome murder of another woman, Polly, and it becomes apparent that they are being hunted down, one by one. Sinister even by Whitechapel standards, the murder grabs the attention of Inspector Fred Abberline, a brilliant yet troubled man whose police work is often aided by his psychic abilities. Abberline becomes deeply involved with the case, which takes on personal meaning to him when he and Mary begin to fall in love. But as he gets closer to the truth Whitechapel becomes more and ... Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for strong violence/gore, sexuality, language and drug content | See all certifications »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

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$11,014,818 (USA) (19 October 2001)

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$31,598,308 (USA) (1 February 2002)
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(At around 45 minutes) The medical council announcer introduces the Elephant Man as Joseph Merrick, then Merrick's benefactor Dr. Treves "corrects" him, so he calls him John Merrick. Merrick's given name was Joseph, but Frederick Treves insisted on calling him John in his reports, deliberately crossing out Joseph. It is not known why Treves did this, but Merrick always called himself Joseph and never John, so historians always call him Joseph Merrick. See more »

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The Inspector's finger tattoo is also visible when he is using the opium pipe, drinking absinthe in the bathtub, handing a letter over to the barman, as well as when he is serving and drinking tea. See more »

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Liz Stride: [Arrives in pub with Ada] Ah 'ere you are, 'ello girls.
Mary Kelly: I told you to wait for me.
Liz Stride: I can't stay in a pub and not 'ave a drink: that's cruel.
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Absolutely riveting entertainment!
9 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought the Hughes Brothers and the actors all did a fantastic job in this movie and I was thoroughly entertained! I wasn't expecting a documentary with a factual plot like some, just a good story and that is what I got. Indeed, you feel like you're in White Chapel, the visuals in this film are so well done. The ending is brilliant! If you're see this film expecting to be entertained, you will be. If you see this film to seek validation of your Ripper theories, you may not like it! I was fortunate enough to see this baby on the big screen and I also own it on DVD! Even still, I can't help but watch it every time it comes on cable. One of my all time favorite movies!


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