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Jack the Ripper 

TV-PG | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | TV Mini-Series (1988)
A Scotland Yard police inspector, battling the booze, investigates the Jack the Ripper murders and discovers a conspiracy that leads all the way up to the Queen.
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1988  
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Michael Caine ...  Inspector Frederick Abberline 2 episodes, 1988
Armand Assante ...  Richard Mansfield 2 episodes, 1988
Ray McAnally ...  Sir William Gull 2 episodes, 1988
Lewis Collins ...  Sergeant George Godley 2 episodes, 1988
Ken Bones ...  Robert James Lees 2 episodes, 1988
Susan George ...  Catherine Eddowes 2 episodes, 1988
Jane Seymour ...  Emma 2 episodes, 1988
Harry Andrews ...  Coroner Wynne Baxter 2 episodes, 1988
Lysette Anthony ...  Mary Jane Kelly 2 episodes, 1988
Roger Ashton-Griffiths ...  Rodman 2 episodes, 1988
Peter Armitage ...  Sergeant Kerby 2 episodes, 1988
Desmond Askew ...  Copy Boy 2 episodes, 1988
Trevor Baxter ...  Lanyon 2 episodes, 1988
Mike Carnell Mike Carnell ...  Newsvendor 2 episodes, 1988
Ann Castle Ann Castle ...  Lady Gull 2 episodes, 1988
Deirdre Costello Deirdre Costello ...  Annie Chapman 2 episodes, 1988
Jon Croft Jon Croft ...  Mr. Thackeray 2 episodes, 1988
Angela Crow Angela Crow ...  Liz Stride 2 episodes, 1988
Kelly Cryer ...  Annette 2 episodes, 1988
Marc Culwick Marc Culwick ...  Prince Albert Victor 2 episodes, 1988
John Dair John Dair ...  Isenschmid 2 episodes, 1988
Roy Evans Roy Evans ...  Doorkeeper 2 episodes, 1988
John Fletcher John Fletcher ...  P.C. Watkins 2 episodes, 1988
Sheridan Forbes Sheridan Forbes ...  Millie 2 episodes, 1988
Hugh Fraser ...  Sir Charles Warren 2 episodes, 1988
Martin Friend ...  Newsvendor 2 episodes, 1988
Christopher Fulford ...  Beggar / ... 2 episodes, 1988
Michael Gothard ...  George Lusk 2 episodes, 1988
Bruce Green Bruce Green ...  Pizer 2 episodes, 1988
Ricci Harnett ...  Pickpocket 2 episodes, 1988
Ronald Hines ...  Henry Matthews 2 episodes, 1988
Denys Hawthorne Denys Hawthorne ...  Assistant Commissioner 2 episodes, 1988
Michael Hughes Michael Hughes ...  Dr. Llewellyn 2 episodes, 1988
Peter Hughes Peter Hughes ...  Mr. Paulson 2 episodes, 1988
Frank Jarvis Frank Jarvis ...  1st Passer by 2 episodes, 1988
Edward Judd ...  DCS Arnold 2 episodes, 1988
Gertan Klauber ...  Diemschutz 2 episodes, 1988
Jon Laurimore ...  Inspector Spratling 2 episodes, 1988
Mike Lewin Mike Lewin ...  Duty Guard 2 episodes, 1988
Rod Lewis Rod Lewis ...  Mortician 2 episodes, 1988
Gary Love ...  Derek 2 episodes, 1988
George Malpas ...  Old Man 2 episodes, 1988
Eric Mason Eric Mason ...  Publican 2 episodes, 1988
Bernadette Milnes Bernadette Milnes ...  Woman in Doorway 2 episodes, 1988
Jonathan Moore Jonathan Moore ...  Benjamin Bates 2 episodes, 1988
Richard Morant ...  Dr. Acland 2 episodes, 1988
T.P. McKenna ...  O'Connor 2 episodes, 1988
John Normington ...  Dresser 2 episodes, 1988
Ronald Nunnery Ronald Nunnery ...  Davis 2 episodes, 1988
Sandra Payne Sandra Payne ...  Mrs. Acland 2 episodes, 1988
Neville Phillips ...  Cabinet Secretary 2 episodes, 1988
Iain Rattray Iain Rattray ...  Tough Cop 2 episodes, 1988
David Ryall ...  Bowyer 2 episodes, 1988
Gary Shail Gary Shail ...  Pimp 2 episodes, 1988
Gerald Sim ...  Dr. Bagster Phillips 2 episodes, 1988
George Sweeney ...  John Netley 2 episodes, 1988
David Swift ...  Lord Salisbury 2 episodes, 1988
Norman Warwick Norman Warwick ...  Richardson 2 episodes, 1988
Brian Weske ...  Porter 2 episodes, 1988
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Storyline

During the latter half of 1888, a notorious serial killer nicknamed Jack the Ripper terrorises the East End of London by murdering prostitutes in a terribly violent way. Public outrage follows. Chief Inspector Frederick Abberline is assigned to the case, but finds that it is not just a simple murder enquiry. Based on a real-life event, this movie claims to have had access to top secret Home Office files and believe that their ending is the correct solution to the age old mystery. Written by Rhino <rhino@blueyonder.co.uk>

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The hunt is on for the world's most infamous murderer.


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Trivia

The opening prologue states: "For over 100 years the murders in Whitechapel committed by Jack the Ripper have baffled the world. What you are about to see is a dramatization of those events. Our story is based on extensive research, including a review of the official files by special permission of the Home Office and interviews with leading criminologists and Scotland Yard officials." However, this mini-series was release exactly one hundred years after the events depicted. See more »

Goofs

The film implies that Elizabeth Stride was mutilated like all the other women. That is not so; in reality only her throat was cut. The killer was apparently "scared off" before he could inflict his trademark wounds on the body. See more »

Quotes

Chief Insp. Frederick Abberline: [referring to the killer] He's playing with us, George. Some people are so damn cocky they think they can't be caught.
Sgt. George Godley: What's the motive? There's still no motive.
Chief Insp. Frederick Abberline: There's got to be a motive. There's never been a murder without one.
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Alternate Versions

The Warner Archive U.S. DVD release restores the original British version with the presentation in two parts (on two discs) with a total running time of approximately 198 minutes (the box lists a running time of 188 minutes). See more »

Connections

Referenced in Biography: Jack the Ripper: Phantom of Death (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Hail, Hail the Gang's All Here
(uncredited)
instrumental music composed by Arthur Sullivan in the 1879 "Pirates of Penzance" as a satire on Verfi's "Anvil Chorus"
played on vioin in upscale restaurant
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User Reviews

 
Even better than "The count of Monte Christo" with Gerade!
11 May 2006 | by haniball5See all my reviews

Just great!

This is the best TV-production I have ever seen.

First time I saw it at the age of 8, it was awesome. But I could hardly remind.

I have just known that it was a well done movie with a great Atmospher and thrilling suspense.

I bought the film and my expectations were exceeded.

A movie which can take it on with Jack the ripper is "The count of monte christo" with gerade depardieu. It's a trilogy which is also god work.


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jack el destripador See more »

Filming Locations:

Belper, Derbyshire, England, UK See more »

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Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2 parts) | (2 parts) (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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