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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

When Holmes and the police search the home of a suspected murderer at the beginning of the show, they are using battery-powered flashlights in 1886. They are in fact using carbide lamps...similar to what miners used in the same period. See more »

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A Truly Good Film
7 February 2010 | by lttdguitar89See all my reviews

Why is everyone harping on this movie? The filming is very good for a made-for-TV movie and the story is not unrealistic or absurd. Yes, it does break away from the traditional Sherlock Holmes character, but it is supposed to be like an intro story: it sets up how/why he became the man he is in the stories. All young men are emotion driven and stupid ... even 'great' persons such as Sherlock Holmes: he was not born an emotionless deducer of science. This movie just portrays the incidents which turn him into the man of the stories. I honestly wish sequels had been made. I would love to watch this Sherlock mature and grow into the fictional hero we all know and love.


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