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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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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 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 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 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.


Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Sir Michael Caine and Edward Judd had been acquainted with one another back in the days when they were struggling actors. See more »

Goofs

Annie Chapman's body was never photographed at the murder site. Only a post-autopsy photograph of her head and shoulders exists. See more »

Quotes

[Sergeant Godley asks for Inspector Spratling]
Inspector Spratling: You've found him! Who are you?
Sgt. George Godley: Sergeant Godley, Sir. Scotland Yard.
Inspector Spratling: Scotland Yard. Ho ho. Well, well, well, a real detective from Scotland Yard, come to tell us how to do our jobs, Kerby. Sergeant Godley, is it? Dear oh dear, sergeants round here make the tea.
Chief Insp. Frederick Abberline: [Appearing from the office behind Spratling] What do Inspectors do?
Inspector Spratling: Abberline!
Chief Insp. Frederick Abberline: We'll need a clean office, George, that one's filthy.
[Spots Sergeant Kerby]
Chief Insp. Frederick Abberline: Sergeant Kerby, is it? George takes ...
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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
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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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Made -for -TV works can also be great....
23 February 2004 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

....When it achieves such perfection :lavish costumes,splendid settings,excellent performances (a topflight cast,with a wonderful Caine as the lead ,the beautiful Jane Seymour and all the others providing adequate support).It really brings us back in Victorian London and the screenplay features very clever ideas such as the introduction of Stevenson's "Doctor Jekill and Mr Hyde" (the scene on the stage is mind-boggling).If the telly made such gems every week,nobody would go to the movie theaters anymore.


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