What if Jack the Ripper (David Warner) were really an old friend of H.G. Wells (Malcolm McDowell) and what if H.G. Wells actually invented a time machine and what if Jack the Ripper used it to escape to San Francisco circa 1979 and what if H.G. Wells figured out a way to follow him? What
if H.G. fell in love with a kooky bank officer (Mary Steenburgen) and what if Jack tried to kill her? It's convoluted and the plot device that allows Wells to follow Jack is laughable, but this is such a conscientious undertaking you might as well take a look.
Meyer had tried this historical twist before with his screenplay for THE SEVEN-PERCENT SOLUTION, in which Sherlock Holme...