Time After Time


1h 52m 1979
Time After Time

Brief Synopsis

When Jack the Ripper steals his time machine, author H.G. Wells travels to modern-day San Francisco to track him down.

Film Details

Also Known As
C'était demain
MPAA Rating
Genre
Romance
Drama
Adventure
Thriller
Fantasy
Sci-Fi
Release Date
1979

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 52m
Sound
Dolby
Color
Color (Metrocolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Synopsis

H.G. Wells has just invented a time machine but hasn't tried it out yet. When one of his friend's is found to be Jack the Ripper, Jack makes his escape using the time machine. Herbert follows Jack into the late 1970s where he meets Amy, a bank clerk, who teaches Herbert about life in 70s while they pursue Jack, who is enjoying the more violent society in which he continues his murderous activities.

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Film Details

Also Known As
C'était demain
MPAA Rating
Genre
Romance
Drama
Adventure
Thriller
Fantasy
Sci-Fi
Release Date
1979

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 52m
Sound
Dolby
Color
Color (Metrocolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

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Time After Time


When Jack the Ripper steals his time machine, author H. G. Wells travels to modern-day San Francisco to track him down.
Time After Time

Time After Time

When Jack the Ripper steals his time machine, author H. G. Wells travels to modern-day San Francisco to track him down.

Quotes

Pomme frites! Fries are pomme frites!
- H.G. Wells
I've never seen wood like this before.
- H.G. Wells
What...have...I...done?? I've turned that bloody maniac loose upon Utopia!
- H.G. Wells
Ninety years ago I was a freak. Today I'm an amateur.
- Jack the Ripper
A bigger crock of shit I've never heard!
- Amy Robbins

Trivia

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).

Director Nicholas Meyer's first choice for Wells was Derek Jacobi.

The role of Amy Robbins went to Mary Steenburgen. However, the studio had wanted Sally Field. Director 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 Wells transports into.

Both stars, Malcolm McDowell and David Warner, played the Wing Commander character Admiral Geoffrey Tolwyn: McDowell in Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger (1994) (VG) and Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom (1995) (VG), and Warner in Wing Commander (1999).

When Wells gives a false name to the police, he uses "Sherlock Holmes". And one of the police officers is named Inspector Gregson, a character from the original Sherlock Holmes stories. Also, director Nicholas Meyer wrote "The Seven Per-cent Solution", which is considered to be one of the best Sherlock Holmes story not written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall October 1, 1979

Released in United States September 1979

Released in United States September 1979

Released in United States Fall October 1, 1979