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Hands of a Murderer (1990)

Approved | | Mystery, Action, Adventure | TV Movie 16 May 1990
Professor Moriarty is loose in London with spies everywhere, and only Sherlock Holmes can figure out what he's up to and stop it.

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Sherlock Holmes
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Dr. John Watson
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Prof. James Moriarty
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Sophie DeVere
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Mycroft Holmes
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Col. Gould
Terence Lodge ...
Insp. Lestrade
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Jeremy Stubb
Harry Audley ...
Richard Farrington
David Sibley ...
Finch
John Tordoff ...
Berton
Michael Tezcan ...
Kasim
Daniel Newman ...
Wiggins
Faith Kent ...
Mrs. Hudson
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When Professor Moriarty escapes the gallows - literally in a puff of smoke - Sherlock Holmes finds himself once again in pursuit of his old nemesis. Soon after the escape, Holmes' brother Mycroft asks him to work at identifying a leak in British Intelligence. Uncharacteristically, he refuses to help until he realizes that Moriarty is behind the missing State secrets. He learns that a very seductive woman, Sophy DeVere, has been hypnotizing one of Mycroft's young assistants to steal the information. When Moriarty is unable to decode the secret message he has stolen, he kidnaps Mycroft in order to get the information. Written by garykmcd

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Can Sherlock Holmes resist the ultimate challenge?


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16 May 1990 (USA)  »

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Sherlock Holmes and the Prince of Crime  »

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Trivia

The issue of "The Strand" arrives at Baker Street which contains Watson's account of "The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb", dating the events to March 1892. Holmes' comment that it is "Appropriately accompanied with inaccurate and melodramatic illustrations" is a nice acknowledgement that neither Woodward nor Hillerman reflect the sleuths as depicted in Sidney Paget's artwork accompanying the tale. See more »

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This story supposedly takes place in 1900. However, a reference is made to "The Adventure of the Enguineer's Thumb" being published in the Strand Magazine. This story appeared in the March 1892 edition. And if the events of this film were set in 1892, it contradicts Holmesian chronology - at that period in time, Holmes was believed to be dead (he revealed himself as living in 1894, and was believed dead in 1891). See more »

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Remake of The Woman in Green (1945) See more »

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The Lord is My Shepherd
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During the funeral scene.
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A good show
15 May 2000 | by See all my reviews

This is a great show for Sherlock Holmes fans, and even non-fans. See, most people who don't like Sherlock Holmes because of the lack of action fans can cope with. This film has action. My brother liked this. I'm not saying he hates Sherlock Holmes, he just isn't a fan. This became his favourite movie. See? Fans and non-fans. Even those who hate Sherlock will adore this.


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