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Directed by Albert Hughes and Allen Hughes • 2001 • United States
Starring Johnny Depp, Heather Graham, Ian Holm
Directors Albert and Allen Hughes (MENACE II SOCIETY) bring a surfeit of gothic period atmosphere to their luridly entertaining take on what may be the most infamous serial-killer case of all time: the murders committed by Jack the Ripper in the Whitechapel area of London in the late nineteenth century. Johnny Depp is the opium-addicted, clairvoyant police inspector Frederick Abberline, who tracks the mysterious killer while falling in love with a sex worker (Heather Graham) who could be the Ripper’s next victim.