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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
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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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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4 December 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Young Sherlock Holmes and the Pyramid of Fear  »

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Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$4,250,320 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The novelization mentions being attacked by something with razor-sharp claws and vicious teeth; this could be a reference to Gremlins (1984), made the previous year, also for Steven Spielberg. See more »

Goofs

It is clear that Waxflatter's flying machine, regardless of "wing being made of the wrong material" that it always was completely incapable of flying, not only because of faulty construction but because sustained flight at the low speed Holmes and Watson were "flying" to save Elisabeth would have been impossible because the wingspan was ridiculously short. This is also revealed during filming as being suspended by cables. See more »

Quotes

Older Watson: Holmes went on to explain that the Ramatep were a fanatical group of religious followers of Osiris, the Egyptian god of the dead. They were scorned by society because of their distortion of traditional religious beliefs and their violent and sadistic rituals. The Ramatep use a blow pipe and shoot a thorn into their chosen victim. The thorn is dipped into a solution made up of various plant and root extracts. When this solution enters the bloodstream, it causes the victim to experience very ...
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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 Sherlockiana. See more »

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23 April 2001 | by (Richardson, TX) – See all my reviews

This is an awesome movie. The only drawback was the absurd dealing with the "flying machine." Other than that, sit back and enjoy as Watson and Holmes embark on their alleged first adventure as Holmes tries to find the link between a rash of recent murders, hallucinations people have been having, and a cult. Not a bad way to spend a few hours of your time!

** 1/2 out of ****


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