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Release Date:
10 January 1987 (USA) See more »
Sherlock Holmes is brought back to life by Watson's female descendant after being cryogenically frozen for eighty years. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Margaret Colin ... Jane Watson

Michael Pennington ... Sherlock Holmes

Barry Morse ... Carter Morstan
Olivier Pierre ... Hampton

Lila Kaye ... Ms. Houston
Ray Jewers ... Singer

Shane Rimmer ... Stark

Nicholas Guest ... Toby
Sheila Brand ... Kitty

Daniel Benzali ... Ross
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Connie Booth ... Violet Morstan
Sneh Gupta

William Hootkins ... Spelman
Paul Maxwell ... Hopkins
Nancy Paul

Miles Richardson ... Barton

Ricco Ross
Tony Steedman ... Doctor
John Sterland
Howard Swinson
Hubert Tucker
Debora Weston (as Deborah Weston)

Directed by
Kevin Connor 
Writing credits
Bob Shayne (written by)

Produced by
Nick Gillott .... producer
Bob Shayne .... supervising producer
Original Music by
Ken Thorne 
Cinematography by
Tony Imi 
Film Editing by
Bernard Gribble 
Casting by
Sharon Howard-Field 
Sally Powers 
Production Design by
Keith Wilson 
Art Direction by
Simon Wakefield 
Costume Design by
Graham Williams 
Makeup Department
Helen Lennox .... hair stylist
Sandra Shepherd .... makeup artist
Production Management
Claude Hudson .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Roy P. Stevens .... first assistant director
Gerry Toomey .... second assistant director
Bill Westley .... first assistant director
Kevin Westley .... third assistant director
Art Department
Mark Hedges .... prop storeman
Paul Purdy .... props
Sound Department
Shep Dawe .... sound assistant
Tony Dawe .... production sound mixer
Sam Horta .... sound editor
Scott D. Jackson .... foley supervisor
Mark L. Mangino .... sound effects editor
Dean Okrand .... sound re-recording mixer
Hubie Kerns Jr. .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Micky Wilson .... gaffer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Hilary Watson .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Cosmas P. Bolger .... post-production executive
Music Department
Robert Drasnin .... music supervisor
Edgardo Simone .... orchestrator
Robert Takagi .... music editor
Bruce Babcock .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Bruce Babcock .... orchestrator (uncredited)
William Ross .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Edgardo Simone .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Other crew
Lorraine Fennell .... script supervisor
Cliff Lanning .... production runner
Norman S. Powell .... vice president: executive in charge of production, CBS
Paul L. Tucker .... production executive (as Paul Tucker)

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USA:100 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

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 »
Movie Connections:
Remade as Sherlock Holmes Returns (1993) (TV)See more »
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Sherlock Holmes's not dead, he's frozen! And soon as we thaw him out. . ., 20 September 2006
Author: ( from United States

OK, The concept sounds far-fetched--yet somehow it works! This movie has definite charm and appeal. It's obvious it was meant as a pilot for a TV series. If it had been picked up as such with the same cast and crew, it would have rivaled Remington Steele and the other mystery/action shows of the time. If you find this version, I very much recommend it to mystery and Sherlock Holmes fans. Beware of the remake though! This same script was remade with a different cast in 1993 and it totally flopped with same material. It just goes to show how important directing and casting are to making a good movie.

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