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H.G. Wells has just invented a time machine but hasn't tried it out yet. When he discovers that one of his friends is actually Jack the Ripper, Jack makes his escape using the time machine. Herbert follows Jack into the late 1970's where he meets Amy, a bank clerk, who teaches Herbert about life in 70's while they pursue Jack, who is enjoying the more violent society in which he continues his murderous activities.
H.G. Wells Races Through Time To Catch Jack The Ripper!
Title: Time After Time
Release Date: August 31, 1979
Runtime: 112 mins
All Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
IMDB Rating: 7.2
Buried.com Rating: 8.2 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With T
MPAA Rating: PG
Malcolm McDowell ...H. G. Wells
David Warner ...Jack the Ripper - John Leslie Stevenson
Mary Steenburgen ...Amy Robbins
Charles Cioffi ...Police Lt. Mitchell
Kent Williams ...Assistant
Andonia Katsaros ...Mrs. Turner
Patti D'Arbanville ...Shirley
James Garrett ...Edwards
Leo Lewis ...Richardson
Keith McConnell ...Harding
Byron Webster ...McKay
Karin de la Penha ...Jenny (as Karin Mary Shea)
Geraldine Baron ...Carol
Laurie Main ...Inspector Gregson
Joseph Maher ...Adams
Michael Evans ...Sergeant
Ray Reinhardt ...Jeweler
Robert Shaw ...Bank Officer (as Bob Shaw)
Stu Klitsner ...Clergyman
Larry J. Blake ...Guard
Nicholas Shields ...Diner at McDonalds
Gene Hartline ...Cab Driver
Clement St. George ...Bobby
Shirley Marchant ...Dolores
Antonie Becker ...Nurse
Hilda Haynes ...2nd Nurse
Read Morgan ...Booking Cop
Mike Gainey ...London Bobby
Jim Haynie ...1st Cop
Wayne Storm ...2nd Cop
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Steven Charles Jaffe
More Movie Taglines:
- H.G. Wells Races Through Time To Catch Jack The Ripper!
- The Wildest Chase of the Century!
- A chase through time -- to catch Jack the Ripper!
- Imagine! A scientific genius named H.G. Wells stalks a criminal genius named Jack the Ripper across time itself, in the most ingenious thriller of our time...
- [H.G. Wells eats at a McDonald's] H.G. Wells: Pomme frites! Fries are pomme frites!
[Explaining his fascination with a plastic table] H.G. Wells: I've never seen wood like this before.
[Jack the Ripper uses the Time Machine to travel to 1979] H.G. Wells: What... have... I... done? I've turned that bloody maniac loose upon Utopia!
Jack the Ripper: Ninety years ago I was a freak. Today I'm an amateur.
H.G. Wells: Amy, wait, listen to me! Amy Robbins: I *have* listened, and a bigger crock of shit I've never heard!
- Malcolm McDowell and Mary Steenburgen met and fell in love during the filming of Time After Time (1979). They later got married (but it didn't last).
The role of Amy Robbins went to Mary Steenburgen. However, the studio had wanted Sally Field. Director Nicholas Meyer's first choice was his girlfriend, Shelley Hack. She reportedly didn't want to become famous due to her boyfriend - but she did accept a small role as a docent at the museum H.G. Wells transports into.
The studio had wanted Richard Dreyfuss for the role of H.G. Wells. Director Nicholas Meyer's first choice was Derek Jacobi, but then he decided on Malcolm McDowell, being a big fan of Lindsay Anderson.
Corey Feldman's first film role.
In the scene in which John visits Shirley's apartment, a poster from the Stephen Sondheim musical Follies can be seen. Stephen Sondheim had contributed an original song ("I Never Do Anything Twice") to The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976), Nicholas Meyer's previous film.
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