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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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The book that Ms. Houston is reading at her desk was written by Jessica Fletcher of Murder, She Wrote (1984). See more »

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Remade as Sherlock Holmes Returns (1993) See more »

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Faust Overture
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Music by Richard Wagner
Arranged by Ken Thorne
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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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