1888. As terror stalks the streets of London, follow the investigations of Detective Inspector Abberline (Michael Caine) as he desperately attempts to corner a madman who kills with cunning and without reason. Impeded by increasing widespread hysteria, Abberline encounters interference from the highest authorities and all the while the grisly killings continue. Based on real life events, the filmmakers claim to have had access to top secret Home Office files and believe that their solution to the mystery of Jack the Ripper is correct. With Armand Assante, Jane Seymour, Lewis Collins.