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Young Sherlock Holmes (1985)

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When assorted people start having inexplicable delusions that lead to their deaths, a teenage Sherlock Holmes decides to investigate.

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Mrs. Dribb
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Chester Cragwitch
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Rupert T. Waxflatter
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Earl Rhodes ...
Dudley
Brian Oulton ...
Master Snelgrove
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The Reverend Duncan Nesbitt
Matthew Ryan ...
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Matthew Blakstad ...
Dudley's Friend
Jonathan Lacey ...
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Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson meet as boys in an English Boarding school. Holmes is known for his deductive ability even as a youth, amazing his classmates with his abilities. When they discover a plot to murder a series of British business men by an Egyptian cult, they move to stop it. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Before a lifetime of adventure, they had the adventure of a lifetime.


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4 December 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Young Sherlock Holmes and the Pyramid of Fear  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

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$4,250,320 (USA)
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Trivia

The dog in the film, Uncus, is named after a portion of the brain associated with seizures. Seizures that develop from the uncus are often preceded by hallucinations which are a major cause of death in this film. See more »

Goofs

When Watson swings the grapple to hook the axle, there is a crossbeam at the rear of the buggy that the rope swings on before hooking on the axle. When the hook catches the axle and Rathe starts to drive away, the crossbeam is missing and the rope is stretched straight behind the carriage instead of upwards, the knot holding the hook has changed shape, and the axle is smooth. When the rope catches and the carriage is ripped apart, the knot has returned to it's original shape, the crossbeam is still missing, and a fitting resembling an inchworm has appeared in the middle of the axle. See more »

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[Waxflatter has crashed his flying machine into a tree]
Waxflatter: [looking around] A very hopeful sign. Very hopeful!
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Crazy Credits

Throughout the end credits, the action follows a horsedrawn sleigh en route to an unknown destination. In last shot, the audience becomes privy to the surprise identity of the passenger, a key figure in Sherlockianana. See more »

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Referenced in The Big Bang Theory: The Pirate Solution (2009) See more »

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Young Sherlock Holmes - Waxing Elizabeth
Written by Bruce Broughton
Performed by Crouch End Festival Chorus and the The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
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Young Sherlock Holmes
18 June 1999 | by (Marietta, OH) – See all my reviews

Intriguing story, not based on a Doyle idea, about the meeting of Sherlock Holmes and his good friend Watson. Even as youngsters, they unravel mysteries together and find themselves in constant mayhem and peril. Rowe is an outstanding young Sherlock, while Cox is an exceptional younger Watson. Barry Levinson directed this fun look at the master detective in his younger years.


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