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Release Date:
27 October 2002 (USA) See more »
Sherlock Holmes investigates a series of death rumoured to be caused by a vampire. | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Matt Frewer ... Sherlock Holmes

Kenneth Welsh ... Dr. Watson
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Maria Bertrand ... Woman in Cape

Julian Casey ... Inspector Lestrade
Norris Domingue ... Brother Sinclair
Isabel Dos Santos ... Signora de la Rosa
John Dunn-Hill ... Lamplighter
Neville Edwards ... Dr. Chagas
Kathleen Fee ... Mme Karavsky
Jane Gilchrist ... Sister Mardaret
Jere Gillis ... The Thing

Danny Blanco Hall ... Hector de la Rosa
Cary Lawrence ... Sister Helen

Shawn Lawrence ... Brother Marstoke
Kathleen McAuliffe ... Mrs. Hudson
Joel Miller ... Brother Caulder
Michel Perron ... Inspector Attley Jones
Philip Pretten ... Policeman #1
Tom Rack ... Brother Abel
Terry Simpson ... Workman
Emma Stevens ... Mrs. Duncan
Matthew Tiffin ... Brother John
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Directed by
Rodney Gibbons 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Arthur Conan Doyle  characters
Rodney Gibbons  written by

Produced by
Pedro Gandol .... associate producer
Steven Hewitt .... executive producer
Irene Litinsky .... producer
Michael Prupas .... executive producer
Original Music by
Marc Ouellette 
Cinematography by
Serge Ladouceur 
Film Editing by
Vidal Béïque 
Casting by
Lucie Robitaille 
Art Direction by
Emmanuel Frechette 
Set Decoration by
Diane Gauthier 
Marie-Claude Gosselin 
Josée Pilon 
Makeup Department
Johanne Hansen .... hair stylist
Tomoko Hidaka .... makeup artist
Bob Pritchett .... key hair stylist
Melissa Purino .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Christiane Charpentier .... assistant unit manager
Jean-Yves Dolbec .... production manager
Pierre Lapointe .... unit manager
Evan Tussman .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Anna Ferenczi .... third assistant director trainee
Pedro Gandol .... first assistant director
Laurence Mercier .... third assistant director
Dandy Thibaudeau .... second assistant director
Art Department
Mario Barriere .... scenic technician
Michel Bousquet .... carpenter
Félix Bélanger .... head carpenter
Jean Chassé .... props buyer
Jean Desroches .... scenic technician
Charles Dugas .... assistant property master
Charles Dunlop .... set designer
Nicolas Fering .... scenic technician
André Fiset .... key carpenter
Jean Fiset .... carpenter
Carrie Foster .... art department coordinator
François Gagnon .... carpenter
Serge Gaudreau .... carpenter
Guy Gauthier .... assistant set decorator
Julien Geoffroy .... set designer
Xavier Georges .... scenic technician
Erik Gosselin .... special creative props
Julie Gosselin .... assistant set decorator
Ronny Gosselin .... model maker
Eric Guindon .... carpenter
Raynald Langelier .... set designer
Claude Leclair .... assistant set decorator
Guillaume Lord .... assistant art director
Stephan McKenzie .... scenic technician
Gilbert Mercier .... scenic technician
Ricardo Montemiglio .... assistant property master
Julie Montplaisir .... assistant art department coordinator
Matthew Poirier .... assistant art director
André Ratelle .... property master
Richard Shean .... set designer
Eric Vasseur .... head scenic painter
Lucie Fournier .... head sculptor: art department (uncredited)
Sound Department
Richard Betanzos .... sound re-recording mixer
Hugo Callegari .... boom operator
Scott Donald .... adr editor
Scott Donald .... supervising dialogue editor
Alexis Duceppe .... sound trainee
Véronique Gabillaud .... sound mixer
David Gertsman .... sound effects editor
Michael Gurman .... sound effects editor
Christiane Hubert .... foley assistant
Paul Hubert .... foley artist
Eric Med Lagacé .... foley recordist
France Leduc .... dialogue editor
Stan Sakellaropoulos .... dialogue editor
Glenn Tussman .... supervising sound editor
Special Effects by
Louis Craig .... special effects supervisor
Thierry Craig .... special effects technician
André Laforest .... special effects technician
Pierre 'Bill' Rivard .... special effects coordinator (as Pierre Rivard)
Steve Simard .... special effects technician
Martin Williams .... special effects technician
Eric Thivierge .... animatronic creature effects (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Balin Hewitt .... visual effects supervisor
Mario Rachiele .... visual effects supervisor
Bernard Landry .... stunt driver
Jonathan Léger-Raymond .... stunt double: Holmes
David McKeown .... stunt coordinator (as Dave McKeown)
Camera and Electrical Department
Yves Arseneau .... electrician
Philippe Bossé .... set photographer
Jerome Bouchard .... electrician
Stéphane Caron .... camera trainee
Daniel Chrétien Jr. .... electrician
Yves Drapeau .... focus puller
Eames Gagnon .... rigging gaffer
Claude Gervais .... grip
Darren Giblin .... video assist operator
Alain Jolicoeur .... generator operator
Denis Lamothe .... best boy
Jan Mark Lapointe .... key grip
François Legris .... extra electrician
Nicolas Mignot .... grip
Daniel Prévost .... grip
Pierre Rancourt .... gaffer
Dominique Ricard .... camera operator: "a" camera
Nicole Rivelli .... still photographer
Alain Rousseau .... clapper loader
Claude Sauvageau .... best boy
Casting Department
Isabelle Ménard .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Julie Amyot .... assistant wardrobe mistress: extras
Marie Bellemare .... assistant wardrobe mistress: extras
Suzie Coutu .... key extras dresser
Jacinthe Demers .... extras wardrobe mistress
Christine Gribbin .... key dresser
Stéphane LaRoche .... wardrobe coordinator (as Stéphane Laroche)
Françoise Lecours .... wardrobe mistress
Véronique Marchessault .... wardrobe runner
Josée Philibert .... dresser
Jacqueline Rousseau .... assistant wardrobe
Marie-Pierre Savaria .... assistant extras dresser
Editorial Department
Elissa Lewis .... post-production coordinator
Serge Robert .... color timer
Stéphane Rostin-Magnin .... off-line assistant editor
Transportation Department
Bertrand Calmeau .... driver
Bernard Desormeau .... office driver
Louis Legault .... driver
Jean-Pierre Majeau .... driver
Jose Uria .... transportation coordinator (as José Uria)
Other crew
Stephanie Aubin .... assistant accountant
Annick Barbery .... assistant unit publicist
Jesabelle Boileau .... production assistant
Marco Boucher .... craft service
Patrice Bujold .... set production assistant
Marie-France Caron .... assistant location manager
Suzanne De Carufel .... location manager
Harvey Diamond .... stand-in: Dr. Watson
Émilie Dussault .... assistant to executive producer
André Déry .... production assistant
Lorri Faughnan .... business affairs
Nora L. Ferris .... insurance broker
Hondo Fleming .... stand-in: Dr Chagas
Linda Fournier .... assistant craft service
Marjorie Hamel .... production assistant
Sylvain Hardy .... dolly pusher
France Lachapelle .... script supervisor
Lise Lalonde .... assistant to executive producer
Suzanne Laverdure .... assistant location manager
Danielle Lavoie .... production coordinator
Mélanie Lavoie .... production secretary
François Lessard .... off-line coordinator
Rachel Maness .... assistant accountant
Bruce Miller .... production accountant
Daniel Ménard .... medic
Brenda Nixon .... first assistant accountant
Julie O'Bonsawin .... script trainee
Betty Palik .... unit publicist
François Paquette .... stand-in: Caulder
Christian Pépin .... production assistant
Martin Roy .... production assistant
Sacha Sojic .... stand-in: Brother Abel
Julie-Anne Szabo .... receptionist
Michel Valliéres .... stand-in: Sherlock Holmes
Marin Valois .... set runner
Vincent Wener .... medic
Jeremy Zafran .... stand-in: Lestrade
Harvey Drouelle .... production assistant (uncredited)

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Netherlands:90 min | USA:120 min (including commercials)
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7 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
Murder She Wrote or Barnaby Jones?, 27 June 2005
Author: peace63 from Valencia, Spain

It was difficult to sit through this horrible heretical adaptation of Sherlock Holmes. Apparently Matt Frewer was cast because he is tall and skinny. His skull-like face made for a good zombie in the Dawn of the Dead remake, but as Sherlock Holmes he looks like a scarecrow. Not only does Frewer have a lanky lackadaisical walk that is hard to watch, but he looks uncomfortable in the stereotypical Holmes overcoats that he is wearing. Not only that, but while the coat is gray twill they apparently could not find a matching cap. So his cap is black and it looks shiny as if it were made of polyester. Whatever the cap was made of, it looked very new and artificial. Jeremy Brett occasionally wore those traditional outfits, but Brett did not have to dress-up like Sherlock Holmes in order to look the part. Frewer on the other hand is painful to watch. Even in the full "Holmes" outfit, he does not carry himself like Sherlock Holmes.

Frewer's cadaverous face grinning all the time as he spouts on and on in a very bad "Upper-Crust" British accent is painful to see and listen to. To say that Frewer is overacting is an understatement. After he finishes each sentence with some kind of nasal hum, he then sneers as if that were some kind of British trait. When I started watching this I thought it might be a comedy featuring Wishbone, the Jack Russell Terrier. I thought Frewer had been cast as some kind of foil for Wishbone. But sadly, there is no dog in this movie except for Frewer. Wishbone would have made this movie a lot better.

Not only does Frewer's version of Sherlock Holmes never stop talking (in that awfully artificial British nasal accent), but he is much to friendly and kind. Frewer is always smiling at the witnesses he talks to, and he is so polite and courteous that he could be teaching at a Charm School instead of being a Sleuth. Perhaps since this is a Hallmark Channel production, they are trying to make a children's version of Sherlock Holmes (Wishbone was better at that, too) that was kindler and gentler. Whatever the point of Frewer's interpretation of Sherlock Holmes, it is flatter than a pancake, and easily the worst version of Sherlock Holmes that I have ever seen (including the previous worst, by Charlton Heston).

Overall, the tone of this film is awful. It reminded me of a typical episode of Barnaby Jones or Murder She Wrote or Diagnosis Murder. All the suspects over-acted suspiciously and glared at the victims before they were killed. Holmes and Watson are explaining every clue to each other during the entire movie. Even on Murder She Wrote there is less exposition.

This Sherlock Holmes does not even compare very well to Jim Rockford of the Rockford Files and it is miles below Columbo. The awful dialog is probably the fault of the writer. It is obvious that who ever wrote this script has very little familiarity with Sherlock Holmes, especially the BBC version with Jeremy Brett. This movie has all of the atmosphere of an episode of Little House on the Prairie. The fact that the actors seem to be smirking when they enunciate their lines in their fake accents does not help.

The only minor bright spot is Ken Walsh who plays Doctor Watson with some dignity. Walsh does not ham it up compared to Frewer, and when he is often interviewing witnesses, his demeanor and conversational style are much more natural and credible. Unfortunately, the rest of the cast is amateurish, and the visual clues they give by glaring and making faces at each other (to show they are suspicious) is something that I had not seen in any modern movie.

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