Young Sherlock Holmes

Young Sherlock Holmes

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Director: Barry Levinson

Cast: Barry Levinson, Nicolas Rowe, Alan Cox, Sophie Ward

     
 

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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 ofSee more details below

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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.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Perry Seibert
One part Sherlock Holmes and one part Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Barry Levinson's odd film gets both elements right, but fails to combine them in an interesting way. The first half of the film, detailing the introduction of the young Holmes and Watson, contains smart, atmospheric work that manages to entertain children and adults while staying as true as possible to these beloved fictional characters. Nicolas Rowe is as good a Holmes as any. He has dark, soulful eyes that betray the pain of a tortured soul. One can easily imagine him growing up to be the drug-addicted genius Doyle created. Alan Cox is a pleasure as the chubby, bespectacled Watson. He gets the best scene in the film when, after being shot with a strong hallucinogenic, the sweet-toothed Watson is attacked by a vicious group of pastries (the sequence is both scary and funny). The second half of the film turns into a Spielberg-like action film. While the effects are superb and the action is well directed, these scenes feel out of place after the witty, well-acted beginning of the film. Young Sherlock Holmes is fascinating entertainment that seems to lack enough faith in either itself or its intended audience to see its entertaining premise fully to the end. Baker Street Irregulars who stay through the credits will be rewarded with a wonderful little twist.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/03/2009
UPC:
0097361407845
Original Release:
1985
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Paramount
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:48:00

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Nicolas Rowe Sherlock Holmes
Alan Cox John H. Watson
Sophie Ward Elizabeth
Anthony Higgins Rathe
Susan Fleetwood Mrs. Dribb
Fred 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 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

Technical Credits
Barry Levinson Director
Harry Benn Associate Producer
Roger Birnbaum Producer
Charles Bishop Art Director
Marc Boyle Stunts
Bruce Broughton Score Composer
Chris Columbus Screenwriter
Nick Dudman Makeup
Michael Ford Set Decoration/Design
Stephen Goldblatt Cinematographer
Fred Hole Art Director
Raymond Hughes Costumes/Costume Designer
Mark Johnson Producer
Kathleen Kennedy Executive Producer
Stu Linder Editor
Frank Marshall Executive Producer
Dennis Muren Special Effects
Norman Reynolds Production Designer
Peter Robb-King Makeup
Jane Royle Makeup
Steven Spielberg Executive Producer
Kit West Special Effects

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Young Sherlock Holmes
1. Holiday Tidings [7:23]
2. An Extraordinary Individual [7:18]
3. No Better Pupil [5:05]
4. The Knight [4:16]
5. The Game is Afoot [8:29]
6. One Last Duel [3:26]
7. Never Trust the Obvious [10:06]
8. Searching For Clues [6:19]
9. Tip of the Iceberg [12:04]
10. A Great Detective [5:25]
11. The Only Surviving Member [7:40]
12. The Ring [6:15]
13. The Fifth Princess [7:32]
14. Battle of Emotions [9:17]
15. Merry Christmas [8:07]

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