Sherlock Holmes (Nicholas Rowe) and John Watson (Alan Cox) meet as boys in an English Boarding school. Holmes is known for his deductive ability even as a youth, amazing his classmates with his abilities. When they discover a plot to murder a series of British business men by an Egyptian cult, they move to stop it.Written by
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Rupert T. Waxflatter's inventions may reflect Chris Columbus' love of James Bond-style gadgetry, which crop up in other movies either written or directed by him, like Gremlins (1984), The Goonies (1985), or the first two Home Alone movies. Executive producer Steven Spielberg is also a James Bond fan, and in the novelization, it used the words "a view to kill", released the same year as the Bond movie A View to a Kill (1985). See more »
The artwork sketch of the six men including Cragwich, that Watson shows Holmes in the attic is a completely different drawing than the sketch they show to Elizabeth a few minutes later in the film. The two sketches are supposed to be the same sketch but the four men towards the center of the sketch look very different from one scene to the other. See more »
[the trio have found a wooden pyramid]
Holmes, there's a door here!
[Turning to Elizabeth]
Fancy him missing a door!
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Before the end credits roll, there is a note that the film was an affectionate speculation on Sherlock Holmes' youth, and not based specifically on any of Arthur Conan Doyle's works: "Although Sir Arthur Conan Doyle did not write about the very youthful years of Sherlock Holmes and did establish the initial meeting between Holmes and Dr. Watson as adults, this affectionate speculation about what might have happened has been made with respectful admiration and in tribute to the author and his enduring works." See more »
This is an awesome movie. The only drawback was the absurd dealing with the "flying machine." Other than that, sit back and enjoy as Watson and Holmes embark on their alleged first adventure as Holmes tries to find the link between a rash of recent murders, hallucinations people have been having, and a cult. Not a bad way to spend a few hours of your time!
** 1/2 out of ****
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