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Young Sherlock Holmes (1985)

PG-13  |   |  Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery  |  4 December 1985 (USA)
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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
Patrick Newell ...
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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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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The movie's closing credits declare that the film was "suggested by the characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Use of some the characters with the kind permission of Dame Jean Conan Doyle'". 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 »

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[Over dinner, the student are discussing what they will do in later life]
John Watson: I want to be a doctor.
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John Watson: Sorry!
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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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Wonderful Movie
17 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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