Sherlock (2002)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Action, Adventure, Crime  |  25 October 2002 (USA)
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Early in his crime-solving career, Sherlock Holmes attempts to prevent Moriarty from cornering the heroin market.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rebecca Doyle
Nicholas Gecks ...
Peter-Hugo Daly ...
Henry Coot
Ben Harrington
Mihai Bisericanu ...
Sgt. Cox
Sandu Mihai Gruia ...
Dr. Cruickshank (as Mihai Gruia Sandu)
Constantin Barbulescu ...
Captor #1 (as Costi Barbulescu)
Doru Dumitrescu ...
Captor #2
Constantin Vasilescu ...
Goldie Duggan
Corneliu Tigancu ...
Chinese Proprietor
Fritha Goodey ...


The game is afoot. This made for cable movie focuses on the young 20-something Sherlock Holmes. As the movie opens, Sherlock is in pursuit of the evil Moriarty and apparently shoots him to death, but his body cannot be found as he falls in a sewer. Ah, but anyone who knows the Holmes mythos knows that Moriarty is not so easily killed. Nonetheless, Holmes gains notoriety with the press and the police for his apparent killing of the evil Moriarty. This accomplishment brings him into the company of Dr. Watson, an early practitioner of autopsies, for the first time. Together, they start an investigation into the murder of several crimelords and become convinced that Moriarty is alive and behind a plot to organize drug dealing. Given that Moriarty is supposedly dead, Holmes finds it hard to convince Inspector Lestrade. Holmes investigation leads him to a beautiful prostitute, who posed as a rich woman to lure Holmes into the plot. Written by John Sacksteder <>

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Rated R for violence, drug content and some sexuality | See all certifications »



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25 October 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sherlock: Case of Evil  »

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Did You Know?


As Sherlock and Mycroft describe a man on the street during their 'old game', the dialogue is taken practically word for word from Arthur Conan Doyle's short story 'The Greek Interpreter', which introduced Mycroft. See more »


When Holmes and the police search the home of a suspected murderer at the beginning of the show, they are using battery-powered flashlights in 1886. See more »

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Possibly one of the wost Sherlock Holmes films ever made
27 July 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a very poor film, it seems that the director and producer simply created a character and gave him the same name as the great detective, he is nothing at all like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's original creation.

To begin with, Holmes had several inapproriate affairs with women and is acting like some sort of a poor action hero. Dr Watson is far too old (both men are meant to be in there very early twenties) and Mycroft, for some inexplicable reason, is a cripple with metal casts on his legs.

James D'Arcy makes a fair stab at Sherlock Holmes and Richard E. Grant (unfortunately only in one scene and a few flashback sequences) is excellent as Mycroft Holmes.

This film would have been much, much better had they followed Doyle's original writings and hired better actors.

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