Jack's Back

Synopsis: A young doctor is suspected when a series of Jack the Ripper copycat killings is committed. However, when the doctor himself is murdered, his identical twin brother claims to have seen visions of the true killer.
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery
Director(s): Rowdy Herrington
Production: Screen Media
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
97 min


He photographs his victims.

This one was number four.

Each woman was murdered

100 years to the clay

from the original Jack

the Ripper murder.

The first on the 31st of August,

the next September the 8th,

then two on the 30th.

All the victims

were prostitutes.

Each mutilation was

progressively worse

with the exception

of the 3rd victim.

She wasn't mutilated at all,

which is the case in

the original murders.

This guy did his homework.

And tonight's the

anniversary of the last murder?

You got it.

Captain, this is Dr. Battera.

Captain Prentis.

Glad to meet you, Doc.

What do you make of all this?

We must stop him.


Look, give him some time.

We haven't got time.

The incision should be made

in the lower 3rd of the

abdomen on the right side,

just below here.

And should be a sufficient size

to permit access to

the intestinal secum.

Now, I have big hands,

but like we say in Houston,

the bigger the scar,

the higher the fee.

5th victim, and

authorities believe

the Ripper will

strike again tonight.

KBLA, all news, all day.

It's 98 degrees in the

Civic Center right now,

with a high of over 100 expected

later this afternoon,

as the Santa Ana winds

continue across the southland.

It's 89 degrees at the beaches,

103 in the Valley,

and the forecast for the

greater Los Angeles area

is sunny and hot,

- with no relief in sight.

- What's up, homeboy?

- Hey, Andrea!

- Hi, John.

Nice to see you again.

- Hi, John Wesford, welcome.

- Hi.

Did you have any

trouble getting down here?

- Not at all.

- Good, good.

Now, the whole area

here is split up

into five separate camps.

This one is Justiceville

that we're in right now.

I'm going to introduce

you to five captains.

Each one oversees

a different camp.

We'll meet them first

and then we'll get a

chance a little later on

to show you around and we can

shoot some footage, I hope.

- Great.

- Hey, Emmanuel.

So Tom, what do I do right here?

You have to

transfer that down here.


Once you do that, take

it over into this.

Same thing the way

you transfer it down.

Where is he?

He's at that camp, isn't he?

Good evening, and

our top story tonight,

the largest mobilization of

federal, state and local police

ever assembled for a manhunt

is preparing for what may

be another night of murder

for the Ripper.

Here's a report

from Collin Marsh.

It was here in this

alley, in Echo Park,

that police found the

body of Emily Dartmond,

a known prostitute,

and the 4th victim in this

series of grisly killings

which mirror the Jack

the Ripper murders

that occurred on these

same dates 100 years ago.

Not again.

Hello, Mary.

You didn't forget.

Sidney's looking for you.

You better watch out.

That's OK, I brought

him some Ding Dongs.

How you doin', Linda?

Let's see what we have here.

What's your name?



Mary, can I have some gauze?

Do you have any

grandchildren, Martha?


What are their names?

Martin, Robert,

Alexis, and Janie and Ricky.


Which one is the naughty one?


You see, I could've

told you that.

I got a brother named Ricky

and he was the naughty one, too.

I think you're

gonna be just fine,

you just need a few

stitches here, all right?

We'll take care

of you right away.

She's next.


Thank you.

Free Saturday night?


Tell your mother that

he has to come back

in six weeks to get

the cast removed.


Mary'll make an

appointment for you.

All right.

Thank you.

Come on.

What's up, Doc?

I think he's been abused.

What's the last name?


2330 Hargrove Street.

Seen the parents?

His sister always brings him.

Well, let's see what

we can find out, right?

Sidney's on the warpath.

How rare.

He knows why you're late.

- Yeah I know, I told him.

- You told him?

If I want to hear a sermon,

I'll go see my preacher!

It might just do you some good,

you're two weeks past the

legal limit for God's sakes.

Face the facts.

You stay off the

streets, you understand?

You tell that to my pimp.

Don't you care about

your unborn child?


- In my office.

- Just wait-


John, who's that woman?

I'll tell you later.

You know I've been

doing your work for you

for the past two hours.

Sit down.

You got a lotta goddamned nerve,

you know that?

Just because the

people out there

call you a doctor

doesn't make you one.

You're still in medical school

and you're working here

under my supervision

and approval.

One more stunt like

you pulled today,

and I'll have your ass

bounced out of here

so fast it'll make

your head swim.

Do you understand me?

I'm writing a letter to

the Board of Regents.

Consider yourself on probation.

Do I make myself clear?



You know, Sidney,

the people that come

in here need help,

not condemnation.

What ails them can't be cured

by some close of your morality.

They deserve the same respect

that you'd give

any paying patient.

You're fired.

Sidney, what,

you don't have enough

people out here

to take care of

the work as it is.

I said you're

fired, can't you hear?

All right, look,

I-I'm sorry, OK?

Sidney, I told you

I was gonna be late.

It won't happen

again, I promise.

Sidney, I want to work here,

I grew up in this neighborhood.

So what?

Look, I'm not gonna

apologize for myself.

There are things that

I need to do sometimes.

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Rowdy Herrington

Rowdy L. Herrington (born 1951 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a Hollywood director and writer currently residing in Livingston, Montana. He is married and has no children. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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