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Time After Time (1979)

Cast: Larry Duran, Larry Duran, Everett Creach, more...
Director: Nicholas Meyer, Nicholas Meyer
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Studio: Warner Home Video
Genre: Foreign, Science Fiction , Time Travel, Chase, Fantasy, UK, Quest, Chase
Running Time: 112 min.
Languages: English, French
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese
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Synopsis
It's H.G. Wells (Malcolm McDowell) versus Jack the Ripper (David Warner) in the fanciful Time After Time -- and, per the film's title, the chase extends from the 19th century to the 20th. Wells has built a time machine in his cellar, which the Ripper uses as a means of escape. Both men find themselves in 20th century San Francisco, and, after a period of adjustment, they make themselves at home. The plot takes a dark turn when the Ripper, disappointed that Wells' dreams of a Utopian future have not come to fruition, resumes his murderous activities. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

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H.G. Wells vs. Jack the Ripper by Cinenaut July 8, 2003 - 11:18 AM PDT
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10 out of 10 members found this review helpful
In some ways, this 1979 film holds up well and in other ways it doesn't. It's fun to see a young Malcolm McDowell play the pacifist geek after his role in Clockwork Orange. Mary Steenburgen, with a NYC accent, is also a delight. The special effects and disco styles are definitely dated. One of the movie's themes -- that Jack the Ripper would be more at home in the contemporary world -- still holds up well, with news reports of murders and terrorist bombers on the TV. Overall, Time After Time is worth a look.




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