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The Ripper (1997)

In 1888, in London, a prostitute is slaughtered on the street. The Scotland Yard Chief Inspector Jim Hansen is in charge of the investigation and realizes that the killer is a person with ... See full summary »

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Janet Meyers

Writer:

Robert Rodat
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Bergin ... Insp. Jim Hansen
Gabrielle Anwar ... Florry Lewis
Samuel West ... Prince Albert Victor Edward
Michael York ... Sir Charles Warren
Adam Couper Adam Couper ... Sgt Tommy Bell
Essie Davis ... Evelyn Bookman
Olivia Hamnett Olivia Hamnett ... Lady Margaret
Karen Davitt Karen Davitt ... Mary Kelly
Damien Pree Damien Pree ... Officer Peters
Stewart Morritt Stewart Morritt ... Cullen
Kevin Miles Kevin Miles ... Sir William Fraser
John Gregg John Gregg ... Dr. William Gull
Frank Whitten ... Dr. Pearce
Peter Collingwood ... Chalmers
Josephine Keen ... Lizzie
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In 1888, in London, a prostitute is slaughtered on the street. The Scotland Yard Chief Inspector Jim Hansen is in charge of the investigation and realizes that the killer is a person with skill in dissection. Hansen belongs to the lower class and aspires to socially climb. Soon there are other murders and the ex-prostitute Florry Lewis witnesses the killer killing a prostitute and is forced to go to the precinct to provide a lead to the Scotland Yard. Inspector Hansen assigns Sgt. Tommy Bell to protect Florry and he investigates the murder cases. Prince Albert Victor, who is the heir of the throne of England, becomes his prime suspect but his chief Sir Charles Warren tells that they need to have strong evidences against the prince to proceed the case. Sir Charles decides to use Florry as bait but Inspector Hansen has fallen in love with her and objects. But his chief makes clear that this is the only way to stop the ripper. What will Inspector Hansen do? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 December 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A hasfelmetsző See more »

Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Cinevex)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

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 »

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Version of Murder by Decree (1979) 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 SMeier-2See 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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