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Sherlock Holmes Returns (1993)

Sherlock Holmes is awakened in modern times with a tale that he had invented a method of suspended animation that he had used on himself. Awakened by an earthquake, he is helped by Amy ... See full summary »


Kenneth Johnson


Kenneth Johnson, Arthur Conan Doyle (creator: Sherlock Holmes) (as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Higgins ... Sherlock Holmes
Debrah Farentino ... Amy Winslow
Mark Adair-Rios ... Zapper (as Mark Adair Rios)
Joy Coghill ... Mrs.Hudson
Julian Christopher ... Lt.Griffin
Ken Pogue ... James Moriarty Booth
Eli Gabay Eli Gabay ... Lt. Ortega
Jerry Wasserman ... Lt. Civita
Kerry Sandomirsky ... Mrs. Ortega
Frabricio Santin Frabricio Santin ... Pavon
Jorge Varas Jorge Varas ... Slick
Jason Diablo Jason Diablo ... Rancho
Gerry Therrien ... Ronald Hunt
Catherine Lough Haggquist ... Resuscitation Nurse (as Catherine Lough)
Peter Kelamis ... Respiratory Therapist
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Sherlock Holmes is awakened in modern times with a tale that he had invented a method of suspended animation that he had used on himself. Awakened by an earthquake, he is helped by Amy Winslow, who lives at 1994 Baker Street in San Francisco. There he is joined by a new group of Baker Street Irregulars led by Zapper. His battles lead him to the evil Moriarty clan led by James Moriarty Booth. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Did You Know?


Intended at a pilot for a series, but was not picked up. See more »


When explaining to Doctor Winslow that his famous fictional exploits were based on fact, Sherlock Holmes tells her that his cases were "...rendered into over-dramatic narrative by an Irishman, named Conan Doyle." Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was in fact Scottish. See more »


Sherlock Holmes: Elementary, my dear... Winslow.
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Remake of The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1987) See more »

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We thought it was a hoot!
13 April 2005 | by dross92See all my reviews

No, it is not traditional Holmes, but for our family, it was clean, fast-paced and funny ... well worth watching repeatedly!

If you just don't take yourselves and Sherlock too seriously, it's a hoot! Yes, the scene at the beginning was a bit hokey, but his demeanor in performing the initial discoveries upon awakening was hilarious.

We loved the twists ... thought his ineptitude juxtaposed with his genius was fantastic ... and we loved the sling-shot effect his revised conclusions had on us.

I particularly loved his dealing with technology ... his responses to American 20th century slang ... his misdirections as a result of the new "wonders" he had yet to learn ... and yeah, Big Willy ... heh, heh, heh.

And then there was Zapper ... ah, he was absolutely the best ... what growth potential there was for that character!

Dr. Winslow was a perfect foil ... not just a hanging on the coat tails side-kick ... I liked her.

We also had the impression that Mrs. Hudson's character was going to be more present if this had gone into series, and that would have been fun.

I wish we could find it in distribution as a CD so we could watch it more often ... the tape I made from the original TV airing is almost completely worn out.

So, lighten up and I'm certain you'll love it, too ... if you can ever find it.

Please, if any of you find it you'll let me know about it, eh?;-)

Yeah ... I liked Moriarity from 'Young Sherlock' being Sherlock here .... that was kewl.

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12 September 1993 (USA) See more »

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1994 Baker Street: Sherlock Holmes Returns See more »

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