Young Sherlock HolmesDirector: Barry Levinson, Nicolas Rowe, Alan Cox, Sophie Ward
Also released under the title Young Sherlock Holmes and the Pyramid of Fear, this film follows the adventures of young John Watson (Alan Cox) when he is shipped off to boarding school and meets up with the brilliantly bizarre Sherlock Holmes (Nicolas Rowe). The two boys strike up a friendship and promptly become involved in the investigation of a number of mysterious murders. When their curiosity gets them into trouble with a dangerous religious cult, Watson and Holmes must struggle to avoid capture while attempting to notify the authorities.
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Cast & Crew
|Nicolas Rowe||Sherlock Holmes|
|Alan Cox||John H. Watson|
|Susan Fleetwood||Mrs. Dribb|
|Brian Oulton||Master Snelgrove|
|Patrick Newell||Bentley Bobster|
|Donald Eccles||The Reverend Duncan Nesbitt|
|Matthew Blaksted||Dudley's Friend|
|Matthew Ryan||Dudley's Friend|
|Jonathan Lacey||Dudley's Friend|
|Walter Sparrow||Ethan Engle|
|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|
|Harry Benn||Associate Producer|
|Charles Bishop||Art Director|
|Bruce Broughton||Score Composer|
|Michael Ford||Set Decoration/Design|
|Fred Hole||Art Director|
|Raymond Hughes||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Kathleen Kennedy||Executive Producer|
|Frank Marshall||Executive Producer|
|Dennis Muren||Special Effects|
|Norman Reynolds||Production Designer|
|Steven Spielberg||Executive Producer|
|Kit West||Special Effects|
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The movie was abtsolutly brilliant! It was well written and the actors were out of this world!
This piece of 80s escapism from producer Steve Spielberg was always a favorite of mine growing up. It's got a perfect mixture of mystery, special effects, and scares to excite a 12 year old boy, but does it hold up? You bet it does! It also includes a wonderful score by Bruce Broughton that is a plus! So grab some popcorn and turn off the lights and remember what is was like to be 12 years old!
I went in skeptical, but the movie soon proved me wrong. It has a wonderful balance of humor, suspense, and ...sad stuff. The special effects are good, and it does a wonderful job of explaining why Holmes is the way he is in the other stories. If you liked "Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone" and "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" you'll love this movie!
Why on earth do people say that this is a bad movie?? Not you guys, but on other sites. Why did it only come out in 1985?! Why not now? Now I can't find any picture galleries or anything... I found some, but they're small. I want a Nicholas Rowe wallpaper! I know no-one is probably going to read this, but... WATCH IT!!!!!! It has some annoying moments, but it's actually so deep...
While some of aspects of the plot were a little too exagerated to be realistic, and the narration a bit excessive, this was an entertaing and endearing "What if" story about young Holmes and Watson. It offers a look at more innocent and happy Holmes who is still perfecting his famous skills and while Watson is the comic relief via his blundering he is still more acurate to the cannon than most other movie versions. Their are some charming introductions to classic Holmes icon, the pipe, the hat, catch phrases without being too cheesy. It is a very good movie to introduce kids to Sherlock Holmes and for adults well versed the orginal stories. It must be watched to the complete end for the full affect.
This movie is so well done. Why no sequels?? The lead actor is so magnificent--Where are you now?? The lead actor would be an outstanding Doctor Who. All in all Paramount missed it by not making sequels.
I am an adult as well and remember watching this movie when I was a young kid. I have enjoyed the movie,the great effects and great story line. I would recommend anyone who hasn't seen Young Sherlock Holmes to watch it. Its long overdue being on DVD.
I was 7 when I first saw this movie. Ever scence then I have loved to read and watch anything that has to do with Sherlock Holmes. This move is a bit scary for the younger kids but for sure an excellent piece of work.Very intense. You get to see Holmes in his Elemtery years. Great sound track as well. I only with that it would be released on DVD widescreen format. I would buy it in an instant!
I first saw this movie in 5th grade, and fell in love with it ever since. Not only is the plot one of the best developed plots in movie history but the music and special effects are breathtaking. Now I am a junior in high school, and it is still my favorite movie. My personal favorite scene is the Rametep temple, which I have probably seen over 500 times by now (I am on my 4th copy of the movie b/c the other 3 are too ruined to watch) This is a terrific movie for all ages and walks of life. ~~~RAMETEP FOREVER~~~
A few times all the elements involved in the slow and complex process of making a film (the screenplay, the casting, the art direction, the cinematographer, the soundtrack...) become, because a strange fact that no one can explain, a perfect unity able to create a big and true illusion. This is one of that rare times.
I watched 'Young Sherlock Holmes' for the first time about a month ago, and then I watched it again... and again... and again...., well you get the picture. I have alwas loved Sherlock Holmes, And this movie kept in with the Doyle tradition. The idea of Holmes and Watson as adolescents greatly appeals to my 13-year-old mind, but that's elementary, isn't it?
I so enjoy this movie. It needs to be released in DVD widescreem format.
i reallly loved this movie. all my friends looked at me weird when i showed them a picture of Nicholas Rowe, my friend, who usually claims the guys i like, let me have Rowe. i she fought, id take her down anyway ^.^
This film needs to be released on DVD. Especially considering the success of the Chris Columbus (wrote the script for YSH) who is the director of the Harry Potter movies. The Bruce Broughton score (Silverado) is also especially good.
I am no longer a young boy, I'm a ''grown up'', and I do my ''grown up'' things in a ''grown up'' way, but there's one thing that returns me to that absolute joyful giddiness of being a kid and that is 'Young Sherlock Holmes & The Pyramid of Fear'. In my opinion one of the greatest adventure films for kids (And adults), imaginative, witty, gloriously filmed, and acted to perfection by a collection of unfortunate 'Where Are They Now?'s. In light of 'Harry Potter' and the trumping it has received, despite Mr. Potter's flaccid special effects, ersatz design and painful acting from the entire cast, I feel that 'Young Sherlock' deserves to be embraced at last. A lost classic, a true piece of virtuoso entertainment. Joy in its purest form.
This movie is what triggered my interest in Holmes, and I think that it was brilliantly done. Everyone is very in character, and the storyline is wonderful.
Get a feeling of how was your favourite hero when he was a teenager. You can find out why he was alone, how he meet doctor watson. The soundtrack is terrific