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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
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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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References "Murder, She Wrote" (1984)See more »
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Sherlock Rocks!, 12 June 2005
Author: rlarnold62 from United States

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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