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The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1987)

Sherlock Holmes is brought back to life by Watson's female descendant after being cryogenically frozen for eighty years.

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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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10 January 1987 (USA)  »

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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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Remade as Sherlock Holmes Returns (1993) See more »

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Snappy Sherlockian Pastiche
18 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

Revived from self-induced cryogenic sleep by Dr. Watson's great grand-daughter (the fetching Margaret Colin), herself a PI in Boston, Holmes (Michael Pennington, very well cast) joins her to solve a mystery in typically Sherlockian fashion. The mystery plot is a good one and the script is littered with Sherlockian in-jokes and references. Highly recommended for Holmes fans.


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