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Sherlock (2002)

Early in his crime-solving career, Sherlock Holmes attempts to prevent Moriarty from cornering the heroin market.

Director:

Graham Theakston

Writers:

Piers Ashworth, Arthur Conan Doyle (characters)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James D'Arcy ... Sherlock Holmes
Roger Morlidge ... Dr. Watson
Gabrielle Anwar ... Rebecca Doyle
Vincent D'Onofrio ... Moriarty
Nicholas Gecks Nicholas Gecks ... Insp. Lestrade
Peter-Hugo Daly Peter-Hugo Daly ... Henry Coot
Richard E. Grant ... Mycroft
Struan Rodger ... Ben Harrington
Mihai Bisericanu Mihai Bisericanu ... Sgt. Cox
Sandu Mihai Gruia Sandu Mihai Gruia ... Dr. Cruickshank (as Mihai Gruia Sandu)
Constantin Barbulescu Constantin Barbulescu ... Captor #1 (as Costi Barbulescu)
Doru Dumitrescu Doru Dumitrescu ... Captor #2
Constantin Vasilescu Constantin Vasilescu ... Goldie Duggan
Corneliu Tigancu Corneliu Tigancu ... Chinese Proprietor
Fritha Goodey Fritha Goodey ... Anna
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Storyline

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 John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Rated R for violence, drug content and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA | Romania | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sherlock: Case of Evil See more »

Filming Locations:

Bucharest, Romania See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

We are shown two newspaper front pages. The date of the first newspaper is Tuesday October 2, 1886. The actual day was Saturday 2nd. The second newspaper was dated Wednesday October 17, 1886. The actual day was Sunday 17th. See more »

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An Embarrassment of Riches.
5 November 2008 | by editorbobSee all my reviews

Or, the summary should perhaps more accurately read, "A richness of embarrassments." The script is embarrassing. The storyline is embarrassing. The plot is embarrassing. The direction is embarrassing. The characterizations of Holmes & Watson are embarrassing, although not totally the actors' faults. James D'Arcy's Holmes is duly intense and focused, and might have shone if given a script less stupid; as it is, he's just embarrassing. Vincent Donofrio's fake accent and surprisingly crappy acting are both embarrassing. Gabrielle Anwar's character's name (Rebecca Doyle) is embarrassing. The reporter's hair is embarrassing. Inspector Lestrade is embarrassing (but then, he pretty much always is). The heavily armed London Bobby SWAT team is embarrassing. The gratuitous sex scene is embarrassing. Holmes as a leering lecher is embarrassing. The hackneyed Victorian London drug scene scenes are embarrassing. The climax is embarrassing. The closing scene is more embarrassing than the opening was. In fact, about an hour & a quarter in Inspector Lestrade himself gives this film its best one-line review: "This is a complete waste of time and resources." Everyone involved in this production who retains any self-respect whatsoever should be thoroughly embarrassed. The violence done the Canon here, the complete disregard for fidelity to the original material, is more than embarrassing, it is a crime worthy of Moriarity himself. I could go on, but now I'm too embarrassed to have been caught watching it . . .


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