Time After Time

Synopsis: It's 1893 London. Futurist H.G. Wells believes that the future holds a Utopian society. He also believes in time travel. He has just built a time machine which he is displaying to a group of skeptical friends, including surgeon Dr. John Leslie Stevenson. Unbeknown to Wells or anyone else among that circle, Stevenson is better known to the public as Jack the Ripper. Just as the police are about to capture Stevenson, he uses the time machine to escape, with Wells being the only one who knows what happened to him. Not telling anyone except his trusting housekeeper, Wells follows Stevenson in order to capture and bring him back to face justice. Where Stevenson has gone is 1979 San Francisco. There, Wells is dismayed to find that the future is not Utopia as he had predicted. But Wells is also picked up by a young woman named Amy Robbins. As Wells and Amy search for Stevenson, Stevenson conversely is after Wells to obtain the master key to the time machine. As Stevenson continues his murdero
Director(s): Nicholas Meyer
  7 wins & 7 nominations.
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112 min

Will that be all right? Your

housekeeper will sleep better.

- By all means.

- Thank you, sir.

What's happened?

Apparently, the Ripper

has struck again.

- With your permission, sir.

- Please.

- He's not been heard from in years.

- Nor in this area.

No doubt about it, I'm afraid.

He has a very distinctive style.

- What have you there?

- You better look at this, sir.

- That's Dr. Stevenson's bag.

- That belongs to one of my guests.

- What's his name?

- John Leslie Stevenson.

- Chief surgeon at St. Bartholomew's...

- Also chief surgeon in Whitechapel.

- Nothing upstairs.

- All windows locked.

- Skylight?

- Closed.

- Checked the roof. No sign.

- In back?

A high brick wall.

He's not gone that way.

- He was with you just now?

- Yes.

He must have gone out the front,

as we came in.

It doesn't matter. We know who he is,

which is more than before tonight.

We'll round him up. If you come with

me, I'll see that you get home safe.

- There's bound to be an explanation.

- Beyond belief.

Thank you, dear. That's my umbrella.

I've never been so frightened. All the

times I've put that bag in the closet.

- I wonder he didn't take it with him.

- We'd never have known.

- He was always such a gentleman.

- Yes. A gentleman.

I wonder where he got to so fast.

The coppers searched high and low.

We were by the door the whole time.

If he fooled them this long,

no surprise he's done it again.

- What did you say?

- We were by the door the whole time.

When you learn how I think.

What have I done?

I've turned that bloody maniac

loose upon utopia.

- Mr. Wells...

- Bring me all the housekeeping money.

And any money you have of your own.

I'll make it up to you.

- How much?

- Fifteen pounds, sixpence.

- You want it all?

- AII, if you please, Mrs. Turner.

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Nicholas Meyer

Nicholas Meyer (born December 24, 1945) is an American writer and director, known for his best-selling novel The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, and for directing the films Time After Time, two of the Star Trek feature film series, and the 1983 television movie The Day After. Meyer was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for the film The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976), where he adapted his own novel into a screenplay. He has also been nominated for a Satellite Award, three Emmy Awards, and has won four Saturn Awards. He appeared as himself during the 2017 On Cinema spinoff series The Trial, during which he testified about Star Trek and San Francisco. more…

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