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Young Sherlock Holmes (1985)

When assorted people start having inexplicable delusions that lead to their deaths, a teenage Sherlock Holmes decides to investigate.

Director:

Barry Levinson

Writers:

Arthur Conan Doyle (characters), Chris Columbus (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicholas Rowe ... Sherlock Holmes
Alan Cox ... John Watson
Sophie Ward ... Elizabeth Hardy
Anthony Higgins ... Professor Rathe
Susan Fleetwood ... Mrs. Dribb
Freddie Jones ... Chester Cragwitch
Nigel Stock ... Rupert T. Waxflatter
Roger Ashton-Griffiths ... Det. Sgt. Lestrade
Earl Rhodes ... Dudley
Brian Oulton ... Master Snelgrove
Patrick Newell ... Bentley Bobster
Donald Eccles ... The Reverend Duncan Nesbitt
Matthew Ryan Matthew Ryan ... Dudley's Friend
Matthew Blakstad Matthew Blakstad ... Dudley's Friend
Jonathan Lacey Jonathan Lacey ... Dudley's Friend
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Storyline

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 John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Before a lifetime of adventure, they lived the adventure of a lifetime. See more »


Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 December 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Young Sherlock Holmes and the Pyramid of Fear See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,538,000, 8 December 1985, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$19,739,000
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Dolby (35 mm prints)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The novelization mentions A Scandal in Bohemia, the first of the many Sherlock Holmes short stories (and third work overall, following the character's first two novels). See more »

Goofs

Considering how cold it would need to be to freeze the water or the river/lake so thick, no one's breath is visible while they are outside. Especially so during the climactic fight at the end where the body temperatures would have risen. See more »

Quotes

[Holmes, Watson and Elizabeth are walking across the courtyard, when a voice causes them to look up]
Waxflatter: Holmes! Elizabeth! I think I have solved all of the problems!
John Watson: [looking up] Who's that?
Elizabeth Hardy: My Uncle.
Sherlock Holmes: Rupert T. Waxflatter. Retired schoolmaster, degrees in Chemistry and Biology, well versed in Philosophy, Mathematics and Physics. Author of 27 books.
[Holmes walks on]
Elizabeth Hardy: And most people think he's a lunatic.
[Elizabeth walks on]
John Watson: Why?
[Waxflatter launches his flying machine]
[...]
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Crazy Credits

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 »

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Very Good Movie
29 November 2002 | by strahd98See all my reviews

Young Sherlock Holmes was one of the best movies I saw when I was a kid and it amazes me up to this day.London was pictured perfectly by Barry Levinson with the help of course of Stephen Goldblatt (the cinematographer). The spcial effect by ILM was brilliant and they were the milestone of the special effects of today.The music of Bruce Broughton is one of the best of the 80's. The acting is good for this kind of film, not bad but not brilliant either. The script written by Chris Colombus (director of Harry Potter Films) is very good and it keeps you guessing up until the end. Watch this movie and you won't be dissapointed. (Wait after the end credits roll to see one last scene...)


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