Jack the Ripper (1988, United Kingdom)

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Running time: 180 minutes

Language: English

Locations: the story takes place in LondonCity of London, EnglandUnited Kingdom


In 1888 series of murders puts the district of Whitechapel in the attention of the whole country. A unknown serial killer nicknamed Jack the Ripper terrorises the London by murdering prostitutes. Police is still a new formation not prepared to deal with such case. Detective Frederick Abberline is assigned to track down the killer and to keep the outraged public calm.

A masterpiece of crime drama - wonderful cast, great plot based on actual events rather than legends around the case. Despite being miniseries it keeps the viewers on the edge of the seat. A must seen!

Our rating

8.8 / 10

Movie value

10 / 10

Realism factor

4 / 5

Adventure factor

4 / 5

Story complexity

4 / 5



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Creators of Jack the Ripper

David Wickes films

David Wickes

director

David Wickes films

David Wickes

screenplay

Derek Marlowe films

Derek Marlowe

screenplay

Cast of Jack the Ripper

Michael Caine films

Michael Caine

as Inspector Frederick Abberline

Lewis Collins films

Lewis Collins

as Sergeant George Godley

Armand Assante films

Armand Assante

as Richard Mansfield

Jane Seymour films

Jane Seymour

as Emma

Ray McAnally films

Ray McAnally

as Sir William Gull

Ken Bones films

Ken Bones

as Robert James Lees

Harry Andrews films

Harry Andrews

as Coroner Wynne Baxter

Lysette Anthony films

Lysette Anthony

as Mary Jane Kelly

Hugh Fraser films

Hugh Fraser

as Sir Charles Warren

Christopher Fulford films

Christopher Fulford

as Beggar

Michael Gothard films

Michael Gothard

as George Lusk