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Time After Time (1979)



Critic Consensus: With the three principal actors clearly having fun with their roles, Time After Time becomes an amusing, light-hearted fantasy lark.

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This science-fiction fantasy supposes that H.G. Wells actually constructed a time machine -- which then fell into the hands of Jack the Ripper. The Ripper travels forward in time to 1979, forcing Wells to follow in an attempt to prevent the murderer from continuing his rampage in a new century.

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Malcolm McDowell
as H.G. Wells
David Warner
as Jack The Ripper / John Leslie Stevenson
Mary Steenburgen
as Amy Robbins
Charles Cioffi
as Lt. Mitchell
Laurie Main
as Insp. Gregson
Antonia Katsaros
as Mrs. Tumer
Andonia Katsaros
as Mrs. Turner
Leo Lewis
as Richardson
Kent Williams
as Assistant
Bob Shaw
as Bank Officer
Stu Klitsher
as Clergyman
Stu Klitsner
as Clergyman
Boyd 'Red' Morgan
as Booking Cop
Bill Bradley
as Pawnbroker
Clete Roberts
as Newscaster
Gail Hyatt
as Woman Cop
Gene Hartline
as Cab Driver
Hilda Haynes
as 2nd Nurse
Corey Feldman
as Boy at Museum
Mike Gainey
as London Bobby
Dan Leegant
as Man on Street
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Critic Reviews for Time After Time

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (7)

Such a scrambling of fact, fiction and imagination in itself deserves back-patting and, for the most part, the rendering is as delightful as the basic idea.

September 30, 2020 | Full Review…

A delightful, entertaining trifle of a film that shows both the possibilities and limitations of taking liberties with literature and history.

June 5, 2007 | Full Review…

Clever and well calculated.

June 5, 2007 | Full Review…

After nearly two hours the tension has evaporated, and all that's left is a curdle of jokes and brutality.

June 24, 2006 | Full Review…

A movie that's as sweet as it is clever, and never so clever that it forgets to be entertaining.

May 9, 2005 | Rating: 3.5/5

Terrific little time-travel romantic thriller with three outstanding performances.

January 14, 2005 | Rating: 4/5
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Audience Reviews for Time After Time


This is my favourite of all the Jack the Ripper theory themed movies. It has a bunch of good actors, and the story is good, and it's a great adventure too.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer


very entertaining. happy b-day, hg

Stella Dallas
Stella Dallas

Super Reviewer


Take a barrel of monkeys, multiple that by pi and you'll have an idea of how fun this movie is. HG Wells allows Jack the Ripper to escape in time through the use of his time machine, so naturally HG follows him to 1979 in order to capture him. Surprisingly funny and light hearted for a movie of it's body count.

Ken Stachnik
Ken Stachnik

Super Reviewer

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