Time After Time

Time After Time

Director: Nicholas Meyer Cast: Malcolm McDowell, David Warner, Mary Steenburgen


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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/15/2016
UPC: 0888574444235
Original Release: 1979
Source: Warner Archives
Time: 1:52:00
Sales rank: 9,873

Special Features

Feature-length commentary by Malcolm McDowell and writer/director Nicholas Meyer; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Malcolm McDowell Herbert G. Wells
David Warner Jack the Ripper
Mary Steenburgen Amy Robbins
Charles Cioffi Lt. Mitchell
Patti D'Arbanville Shirley
Antonia Katsaros Mrs. Tumer
Corey Feldman Boy at Museum
Geraldine Baron Carol
Boyd "Red" Morgan Booking Cop
Kent Williams Assistant
Jimmy Garrett Edwards
Leo Lewis Richardson
Keith McConnell Harding
Byron Webster McKay
Laurie Main Inspector Gregson
Joseph Maher Adams
Michael Evans Sergeant
Ray Reinhardt Jeweler
Bob Shaw Bank Officer
Stu Klitsher Clergyman
Larry Blake Guard
Nick Shields Diner
Gene Hartline Cab Driver
Clement St. George Bobby
Antonie Becker Nurse
Hilda Haynes 2nd Nurse
Jim Haynie 1st Cop
Wayne Storm 2nd Cop
Lou Felder Man
John C. Colton 3rd Cop
James Cranna Man
Bill Bradley Pawnbroker
Clete Roberts Newscaster
Rita Conde Maid
Shelley Hack Docent
Dan Leegant Man on Street
Anthony Gordon Man

Technical Credits
Nicholas Meyer Director,Screenwriter
Karl Alexander Original Story
Jim Blount Special Effects
Donn Cambern Editor
Edward C. Carfagno Production Designer
Everett Creach Stunts
Michael Daves Asst. Director
Larry Duran Stunts
Larry Fuentes Special Effects
Steve Hayes Original Story
Herb Jaffe Producer
Steven Charles Jaffe Producer
Jerry Jost Sound/Sound Designer
Barbara Krieger Set Decoration/Design
Yvonne Kubis Costumes/Costume Designer
Paul Lohmann Cinematographer
Lynn Reynolds Makeup
Miklós Rózsa Score Composer

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Time After Time 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I agree -- I've never heard of this ''official'' reviewer and he doesn't have a clue. Rather than being disappointed, Jack the Ripper is DELIGHTED that Utopia has not come to pass -- there is a great confrontation between him and Wells where he describes 20th century society as ''catching up to me''. It is a wonderful movie -- McDowell, Warner and Steenburgen are all great in their roles and you will stand up and cheer at the end -- it even explains why the West End murders stopped so suddenly. A definite movie to buy and watch again and again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Time After Time is one of the great, underrated films of the 1970s. The plot sounds ridiculous-H.G. Wells builds a time machine that is stolen by Jack the Ripper, and Wells must pursue him to 1970s San Francisco-but if you look more closely at the film, one can see the cleverness and creativity involved in its creation. Malcolm McDowell is excellent as H.G. Wells, and those who only know him as Caligula and Alex would be well served by checking out the gentle, elegant way in which he plays the character. David Warner brings an appropriate sense of menace to his portrayal of Jack the Ripper, and Mary Steenburgen is lovely and quirky as McDowell's love interest. The film reminds one of an old hollywood classic, with its sense of wonder at the idea of time travel intact. In short, I would reccomend this film to anyone who was looking for a lovely, witty, suspense film.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I Loved This Movie And Would Recommend It To All, Very Enjoyable.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Except for a bit of choppy editing at the climax, the is a perfectly wonderful movie. Sci-fi, romance, comedy, pathos. This film has it all. This was also the first time I'd seen Mary Steenburgen and instantly fell in love. (She did a second time travel a few years later in 'Back to the Future III') She and Malcom make a cute couple and Warner is believable as The Ripper. Of course it's ridiculous, but suspend belief and enjoy!
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of my all time favorite time travel movies. Funny, romantic, and yet still very exciting. H.G. Wells vs. Jack the Ripper? One of the few movies that McDowell plays a likeable character. He's usually reduced to a comic foe, but in this movie, he plays a charming romantic/heroic lead. You won't find alot of special effect/car chases, but for an older movie, it does the job quite well.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've never heard of Hal Erikson or the All Movie Guide, but to describe Steenburgen's character in Time After Time as ''kooky'' is to describe DeNiro's character in Taxi Driver as ''lovable''. Ignore all reviews bar this one and just get the movie.