PG-13 | | Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery
When assorted people start having inexplicable delusions that lead to their deaths, a teenage Sherlock Holmes decides to investigate.
Watson believed Holmes and Elizabeth's love for each other grew out of their unhappy childhoods and they both shared an independent spirit.
Ehtar! You're nothing but a damn fraud!
Ehtar: And you, Holmes, are letting your emotions get the better of you again!
Holmes "chemistry experiment" could not have caused Dudley's hair to go white if Dudley had consumed it, as implied by Holmes' claim to have dropped it in Dudley's tea. Only hair grown AFTER consuming something could be affected - the existing hair would remain its original color.
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)