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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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Fake snow used during filming killed some grass at Oxford; Steven Spielberg reimbursed the University for the cost of its replacement. See more »

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Position of Watson relative to Holmes before the gun is fired. See more »

Quotes

Elizabeth Hardy: [giving Holmes Waxflatter's hat] Uncle would have wanted you to have this.
John Watson: Put it on!
[Holmes puts it on and Watson and Elizabeth start laughing]
John Watson: On second thoughts, take it off! It looks very silly!
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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 »


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Young Sherlock Holmes Main Theme
Written by Bruce Broughton
Performed by Crouch End Festival Chorus and The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
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Very Good Movie
29 November 2002 | by (Athens, Greece) – See all my reviews

Young Sherlock Holmes was one of the best movies I saw when I was a kid and it amazes me up to this day.London was pictured perfectly by Barry Levinson with the help of course of Stephen Goldblatt (the cinematographer). The spcial effect by ILM was brilliant and they were the milestone of the special effects of today.The music of Bruce Broughton is one of the best of the 80's. The acting is good for this kind of film, not bad but not brilliant either. The script written by Chris Colombus (director of Harry Potter Films) is very good and it keeps you guessing up until the end. Watch this movie and you won't be dissapointed. (Wait after the end credits roll to see one last scene...)


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