Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson 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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Invisible ink appears in this film and Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), both produced by Steven Spielberg; also, both films have a scene where the lead character or characters go to a club/tavern and someone behind a grille/slot reluctantly admits them and than violently ejects them; the exotic clientele also recalls Spielberg's Indiana Jones films. Also, both Holmes and Eddie Valiant say almost the same line, "I'm/we're on the verge of wrapping up/cracking this case". See more »
It is clear that Waxflatter's flying machine, regardless of the "wing being made of the wrong material", was always completely incapable of flying, not only because of faulty construction but because sustained flight at the low speed Holmes and Watson were "flying" to save Elizabeth would have been impossible because the wingspan was ridiculously short. This is also revealed during filming as being suspended by cables. See more »
[Holmes has climbed onto the roof in search of a missing trophy]
This is truly despicable. Imagine, a cultured student acting like a chimpanzee!
He'll probably outgrow it. Oh Mr Snelgrove, he's just having a bit of fun. I'm sure you still remember what fun was?
Fun! Besides, this Holmes boy is too precocious, too egotistical, for his own good. Hell never find that trophy!
I'll wager a guinea he does!
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Throughout the end credits, the action follows a horsedrawn sleigh en route to an unknown destination. In last shot, the audience becomes privy to the surprise identity of the passenger, a key figure in Sherlockiana. See more »
I love this movie. The young actor to me was a young Sherlock Holmes. Nicholas Rowe as Sherlock.He is 6 ft 4 inches and is left handed when sword fighting. He was human, respectful, humble, polite, wise and treated Watson like a brother not like the combative relationship in Sherlock Holmes 2009 and 2010.
This story took place at a school for boys called Brompton Academy.
A dart with hallucinogenic drug made victims see scary things when hit by this dart.Things come alive that attack the victim. A cooked chicken, statues of bats or bird and more. One victim jumps out a window one runs out of church and gets killed by a stage coach and one stabs himself thinking creatures are in his shirt harming him. The special affects in it were amazing. Holmes could not attend the funeral of one of the victims because of his expulsion from Brompton Academy.
Watson's experience after being shot with the drug was funny. A grave opened up at the cemetery that had all kinds of pastries on shelves. The pastries started jumping off the shelf,on to the ground & Watson talking to each other. They were all different sizes and shapes with big eyes and some pastries started shoving other pastries in to Watson mouth cherry cream and all. Really humorous.
Earlier in the movie Watson finds a dart blowpipe which belongs to an Egyptian cult worshiping Osiris god of the underworld. This cult sacrifices live people in a hot substance. Sherlock finds this temple and stops the sacrifice and escapes. Later he realizes there is a cult operating in this city which is causing the deaths of men that knew each other.
Sherlock was in love in this movie which at the end it said the writers did not know what young Sherlock would have been like and that they just respectably put some things in.
This film was very violent and tense. It is about 145 minutes long.
It was like one of the Indiana Jones movies with the cult members running for their life and the building falling down.
This is one movie that did not disappoint me but scared the pastry out of me.
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