During the fall of 1888 in London's Whitechapel district of crime, poverty and prostitution, six unsuspecting hookers were tempted with grapes and wine only to be chauffeured to disembowelment and methodical butchery by the notorious Jack the Ripper. Since then many have speculated upon murderer's identity and the motives behind his barbaric ritual killings. Now the Hughes brothers stray from their typical inner-city dramas to unleash another theory, a possible conspiracy of elaborate detail. To piece together the convoluted plot of a cult acting on behalf of the royal family's relentless desire for revenge is a telepathic inspector hooked on an absinthe and opium cocktail, played perfectly by the always impressive Johnny Depp. To accentuate his remarkable performance is an elite supporting cast, led by Ian Holm and Heather Graham, and stunning, atmospheric cinematography to complete this riveting psychological thriller.
Director: Albert Hughes and Allen Hughes
Cast: Johnny Depp, Heather Graham, Ian Holm, Paul Rhys and Joanna Page