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Young Sherlock Holmes (1985)

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

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Cast

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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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Bentley Bobster
Donald Eccles ...
The Reverend Duncan Nesbitt
Matthew Ryan ...
Dudley's Friend
Matthew Blakstad ...
Dudley's Friend
Jonathan Lacey ...
Dudley's Friend
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Storyline

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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The first exciting adventure of the world's greatest sleuth! See more »


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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

4 December 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Young Sherlock Holmes and the Pyramid of Fear  »

Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,538,000 (USA) (8 December 1985)

Gross:

$19,739,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Final cinema movie appearances of actors Nigel Stock, Lockwood West, Brian Oulton, and Willoughby Goddard. See more »

Goofs

None of the laced darts shot at but one of their victims are ever visible, and could not possible have travel such long distances without dropping significantly or being visible, especially when all the victims were wearing very thick winter clothing which would have been impossible to penetrate. See more »

Quotes

Cragwitch: We were to become business partners, all six of us. Borrowed money from our fathers in building a hotel. It would be the most luxurious hotel ever conceived. And where but to build? Egypt. Labour and materials were inexpensive, and only a few years earlier, the British Army had driven out the French. It seemed a land of extreme opportunity.
Sherlock Holmes: What happened?
Cragwitch: We engaged an architect, and the work began... but what started out as a business venture soon became a major archaeological find. We ...
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Crazy Credits

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 »

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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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