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The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1987)

TV Movie  |   |  Mystery  |  10 January 1987 (USA)
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Sherlock Holmes is brought back to life by Watson's female descendant after being cryogenically frozen for eighty years.

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Jane Watson
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Carter Morstan
Olivier Pierre ...
Hampton
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Sherlock Holmes is brought back to life by Watson's female descendant after being cryogenically frozen for eighty years.

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British actor John Wood, who had played Holmes in a revival of the William Gillette play for the Royal Shakespeare Company, flew to America at his own expense to audition for the part in this TV movie but was not cast. See more »

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References Murder, She Wrote (1984) See more »

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Sherlock Rocks!
12 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love this TV movie very much, as I am a major fan of the illustrious detective. The acting was superior and I found the show had a perfect mix of suspense and comedy. The only thing I didn't really like was that it had to be Moriarty that caused the whole thing. It couldn't have been Moriarty himself that tricked Holmes, as he was dead long before Holmes could have ingested anything! If they had said it was Moran or someone who tricked Holmes into falling for a trap Moriarty had been planning before his death, that would have made more sense. Overall I loved it! There is nothing wrong with this movie, if you love Holmes and are not a purist, then this is the movie for you!


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