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The Hound of the Baskervilles (2000)

The mysterious death of Sir Charles Baskerville is blamed on a longstanding curse that has followed the Baskerville family for two hundred years. Enigmatic sleuth Sherlock Holmes is on the ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Frewer ... Sherlock Holmes
Kenneth Welsh ... Dr. Watson
Jason London ... Sir Henry
Emma Campbell ... Beryl Stapleton
Gordon Masten ... Dr. Mortimer
Robin Wilcock ... Stapleton
Arthur Holden Arthur Holden ... Mr. John Barrymore
Leni Parker Leni Parker ... Mrs. Barrymore
Ben Gauthier Ben Gauthier ... Sir Hugo (as Benoit Gauthier)
John Dunn-Hill John Dunn-Hill ... Frankland
Joe Cobden ... Perkins
Jason Cavalier ... Seldon
Linda Smith Linda Smith ... Mrs. Laura Lyons
Barry Baldaro Barry Baldaro ... Sir Charles (as Barrie Baldaro)
Nathalie Girard Nathalie Girard ... Maiden
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The mysterious death of Sir Charles Baskerville is blamed on a longstanding curse that has followed the Baskerville family for two hundred years. Enigmatic sleuth Sherlock Holmes is on the case to uncover the truth about a monstrous, supernatural hound who roams the moors, waiting to attack the latest heir to the Baskerville estate. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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Every dog has its day.

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Crime | Drama | Horror | Mystery

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Official Sites:

CTV Entertainment

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Baskervilles hund See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Out for a walk, characters hear, then see, a dark-coated canine atop the ridge of a hill and someone comments that it looks like a wolf. That's problematic because by the turn of the 16th century, wolves were extinct in England and Wales. However, they held for longer in other parts of the British realm. In Scotland, wolves survived almost 200 years more, despite regular wolf hunts organized by nobility and decrees by Scottish kings for their destruction. Wolves held on in Ireland until the middle of the 18th century. By 1760, the English wolf in the British Isles was completely extirpated. See more »

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When Sir Henry reads the anonymous letter in the hotel, we can see faintly through it from behind, and the type appears to be bold, approximately 18-point, and probably capital letters. However, when Holmes reads the article in The Times from which it is taken, he refers to it as "10-point". See more »

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No animals were harmed in the making of this film. See more »

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Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor, Opera 26 Adagio
Written by Max Bruch
Administered by J.R.M. Music ASCAP
Courtesy of Megatrax Production Music Inc.
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A huge disappointment
28 August 2001 | by vickiannSee all my reviews

The bad news is, Matt Frewer (whom I have admired in other roles) is APPALLING as Sherlock Holmes -- a mugging, snickering, snide clown who defeats any belief in his intellectual prowess. The good news (well, sort of good) is that he is not on screen much in this way-too-corrupted version of the classic story. This version changed a vicious murderer into an innocent bystander, gave Watson a trendy but unwarranted (according to the literature) aversion to smoke, and skipped over the most telling scene of the book, Watson's confrontation with Holmes in his hidden lair on the moor.

Kenneth Welsh, however, was excellent as Watson within the range allowed him by the script. Jason London was able to overcome the cutesy cowboy role he was stuck with at the beginning to become believable as the Baskerville lord.

As a Sherlock Holmes AND a Matt Frewer fan, I had high expectations for this film, and was badly disappointed.


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