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
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Actor Alan Cox, who played John Watson, went through a growth spurt during filming. In the later scenes of the film, he is seen shot more frequently in a slight distance or seated, and actors around him were standing on risers. See more »
Holmes misidentifies Duncan Nesbitt as Rupert Waxflatter in the group graduation picture. See more »
[Holmes, Watson and Elizabeth are walking across the courtyard, when a voice causes them to look up]
Holmes! Elizabeth! I think I have solved all of the problems!
Rupert T. Waxflatter. Retired schoolmaster, degrees in Chemistry and Biology, well versed in Philosophy, Mathematics and Physics. Author of 27 books.
[Holmes walks on]
And most people think he's a lunatic.
[Elizabeth walks on]
[Waxflatter launches his flying machine]
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Before the end credits roll, there is a note that the film was an affectionate speculation on Sherlock Holmes' youth, and not based specifically on any of Arthur Conan Doyle's works: "Although Sir Arthur Conan Doyle did not write about the very youthful years of Sherlock Holmes and did establish the initial meeting between Holmes and Dr. Watson as adults, this affectionate speculation about what might have happened has been made with respectful admiration and in tribute to the author and his enduring works." See more »
I love this movie. The young actor to me was a young Sherlock Holmes. Nicholas Rowe as Sherlock, was human, respectful, humble, polite, wise and treated Watson like a brother not like the combative relationship in Sherlock Holmes 2009 and 2010.
This Sherlock Holmes was not showy he was just a normal inquisitive guy who had instincts about certain crimes and went to the Lestrade/police with them. Sherlock was in love in this movie. Like the other movies this one had things that were not believable but more believable than 2009 and 2010 with their metal robots and ships. The special affects where great when victims experience the effects of the drug when shot with a blow gun. They saw thing like statues come alive and skull etc very scary. Watson's experience after being shot with the drug were funny. A stone opened at the cemetery that had shelves with all kinds of pastries. The pastries started jumping off the shelf,on to the ground talking to each other. They were all different sizes and shapes with big eyes and some pastries started shoving other pastries in to Watson mouth cherry cream and all. Really humorous . There wasn't a lot of fighting in this film until the end. It was like one of the Indiana Jones movies with the cult members running for their life and the building falling down.
This is one movie that did not disappoint me.
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