PG-13 | | Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery
When assorted people start having inexplicable delusions that lead to their deaths, a teenage Sherlock Holmes decides to investigate.
Waxflatter's inventions include a clockwork egg slicer he never got to patent; a spring-loaded device that turned the pages of a book with a timer that recorded the reader's pace and a gas-fueled bedside coffeemaker; they recall Rand Peltzer's in Gremlins (1984), ... ...
Good show, Watson!
The artwork sketch of the six men including Cragwich, that Watson shows Holmes in the attic is a completely different drawing than the sketch they show to Elizabeth a few minutes later in the film. The two sketches are supposed to be the same sketch but the four men towards the center of the sketch look very different from one scene to the other.
Before the end credits roll, there is a note that the film was an affectionate speculation on Sherlock Holmes' youth, and not based specifically on any of Arthur Conan Doyle's works: "Although Sir Arthur Conan Doyle did not write about the very youthful years of Sherlock Holmes and did establish the initial meeting between Holmes and Dr. Watson as adults, this affectionate speculation about what might have happened has been made with respectful admiration and in tribute to the author and his enduring works."
$2,538,000 (USA) (8 December 1985)
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