PG | | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
H.G. Wells pursues Jack the Ripper to the 20th Century when the serial murderer uses the future writer's time machine to escape his time period.
Nicholas Meyer's first choice to play the Ripper was Edward Fox. Mick Jagger also considered for the part, but Meyer couldn't see Jagger convincingly playing a Harley Street surgeon.
The first man to raise a fist is the man who's run out of ideas.
Amy Robbins: I love you.
Though it makes good drama, it is unnecessary for H.G. Wells to chase Jack the Ripper into the future at all, since he could simply travel back a day or two and prevent Jack from leaving in the first place. - There is no evidence in the film that changing history is that easy or indeed possible. Everything that transpires happens in a linear framework. HG travels in time but at no time changes it. Any attempt to do so might have proved paradoxical.