Jill Rips

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Jill Rips
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DVD cover
Directed by Anthony Hickox
Produced by Damian Lee
Written by Gareth Wardell
Kevin Bernhardt
Starring Dolph Lundgren
Kristi Angus
Music by Thomas Barquee
Steve Gurevitch
Cinematography David Pelletier
Edited by Brett Hedlund
Distributed by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Release date
Running time
94 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Jill Rips is a 2000 film directed by Anthony Hickox starring Dolph Lundgren, based on a 1987 novel by Scottish writer Frederic Lindsay. The film is also known as Jill the Ripper and Tied Up.[1]


Matt Sorenson (Dolph Lundgren), a former boxer and San Francisco cop, now makes a living collecting debts for small businesses. The brutal death of his high-powered younger brother, Michael, changes all that forever. Intent on finding his brother's killer, Sorenson infiltrates the powerful inner world of politics, business intrigue, and casual sex. Rejecting the police and media theory that the murder is the work of a female prostitute, Sorensen's focus falls on the corrupt big city businessman, Jim Conway. His obsession to discover the killer's identity mounts as other men are found murdered in a similar fashion. Sorenson loses all objectivity and becomes a vigilante.


  • Dolph Lundgren ... as Matt Sorenson
  • Danielle Brett ... as Irene
  • Sandi Ross ... as Mary
  • Charles Seixas ... as 'Big Jim' Conway
  • Kristi Angus ... as Frances

Novel reviews[edit]

The novel had been described by the Today programme as 'harrowing, but [its] grim, poetic vision makes it the best novel of its kind for years'. The Sunday Times said that 'violent and vicious, Lindsay's unsparing tale beds down with the imagination like a succubus'. Daily Express called it 'tautly and skillfully written—a genuine, can't-put-it-down, turn-off-the-telly-read'.

DVD release[edit]

After a TV premiere on HBO under the alternate title Tied Up in January 2000, the movie was released on DVD on July 4, 2000 by Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment as Jill the Ripper (while keeping its original title Jill Rips in other countries).[2]


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