Young Sherlock Holmes (1985)
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Paired with the owlish, reticent young Watson, Sherlock Holmes embarks on the solution of a mystery that involves a hallucinatory and lethal drug, and a religious cult celebrating ancient Egyptian rites of mummification. They all enter and view, from a hiding place, an Ancient-Egyptian-themed cult, known as the Rame-Tep (also known as Rametep and Ramatep), performing a ceremony in which a young girl is hypnotized, wrapped in linen and killed with the pouring of boiling wax atop her body. The trio gets spotted, and are each hit by a thorn and experience their own horrific hallucinations in a graveyard, but eventually recover.
Before a lifetime of adventure, they had the adventure of a lifetime.
Title: Young Sherlock Holmes
Release Date: December 04, 1985
Runtime: 109 mins
All Genres: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Sound: 70 mm 6-Track, Dolby
IMDB Rating: 6.5
Buried.com Rating: 7.5 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With Y
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Nicholas Rowe ...Sherlock Holmes
Alan Cox ...John Watson
Sophie Ward ...Elizabeth Hardy
Anthony Higgins ...Professor Rathe
Susan Fleetwood ...Mrs. Dribb
Freddie Jones ...Cragwitch
Nigel Stock ...Waxflatter
Roger Ashton Griffiths ...Lestrade
Earl Rhodes ...Dudley
Brian Oulton ...Master Snelgrove
Patrick Newell ...Bentley Bobster
Donald Eccles ...The Reverend Duncan Nesbitt
Matthew Ryan ...Dudley's Friend
Matthew Blakstad ...Dudley's Friend
Jonathan Lacey ...Dudley's Friend
Walter Sparrow ...Ethan Engel
Nadim Sawalha ...Egyptian Tavern Owner
Roger Brierley ...Mr. Holmes
Vivienne Chandler ...Mrs. Holmes
Lockwood West ...Curio Shop Owner
John Scott Martin ...Cemetery Caretaker
George Malpas ...School Porter
Willoughby Goddard ...School Reverend
Michael Cule ...Policeman with Lestrade
Ralph Tabakin ...Policeman in Shop Window
Nancy Nevinson ...Hotel Receptionist
Michael Hordern ...Older Watson (voice)
Royston Munt ...Footman
Arthur Conan Doyle
More Movie Taglines:
- Before a lifetime of adventure, they had the adventure of a lifetime.
- Sherlock Holmes: The game is afoot.
Older Watson: It was the beginning of my second week at Brompton. With each passing day, my fascination with Sherlock Holmes and his world continued to grow. On this occasion, the entire school was bursting with excitement. Dudley had challenged Holmes to a test of ingenuity, skill, and perception. Dudley had snatched the school's fencing trophy and hidden it in a secret place. He gave Holmes sixty minutes to find the trophy. Holmes accepted the challenge with confidence. Sherlock Holmes: The game is afoot!
Hotel Receptionist: Can I help you? Ehtar: I'd like a room, please. Hotel Receptionist: Please, sign here. [Ehtar signs "Moriarty."]
[last lines] Waxflatter: Ehtar... Ehtar. Ehtar, Holmes. Ehtar.
Sherlock Holmes: You're sitting in a room with an all-southern view. Suddenly, a bear walks by the window. What colour is the bear? John Watson: Red! The bear is red! Sherlock Holmes: Why on Earth would the bear be red? John Watson: The southern sun is very hot. The bear would be terribly burnt! Sherlock Holmes: [laughs] That is the most absurd answer I've ever heard.
- Director Trademark: [Barry Levinson] Ralph Tabakin (Policeman in Shop Window) has appeared in every Levinson picture from Diner (1982) to Liberty Heights (1999).
The "cycling across the moon" shot is a reference to E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982), directed by producer Steven Spielberg.
Fake snow used during filming killed some grass at Oxford; Spielberg reimbursed the University for the cost of its replacement.
When young Sherlock Holmes and John Watson first meet, Holmes incorrectly guesses that Watson's first initial stands for "James". This is a reference to one of the contradictions in the original Arthur Conan Doyle stories: in most of the stories, Watson's first name is John, but in one story, his wife inexplicably calls him "James". Watson's middle initial is "H". This stands for "Hamish", which is the Scottish variation of "James". Perhaps this is a private term of endearment used by his wife.
First feature film to have a completely CGI (computer graphics image) character: the knight coming out of the stained glass window. Industrial Light and Magic animated the scene.
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