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
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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
Holmes is shown reading "The Guardian" newspaper. In 1886 it would have been called "The Manchester Guardian". It didn't become "The Guardian" until 1959. See more