PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Crime
Detective Sherlock Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson engage in a battle of wits and brawn with a nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England.
When Sherlock says "Now that you're sitting comfortably, I shall begin." to begin explaining Blackwood's plot, it is a reference to a BBC children's radio program from the 1950s, Listen With Mother, which was famous for its opening line "Are you ... ...
Head cocked to the left, partial deafness in ear: first point of attack. Two: throat; paralyze vocal chords, stop scream. Three: got to be a heavy drinker, floating rib to the liver. Four: finally, drag in left leg, fist to patella. Summary ...
In the slaughter house, while trying to stop the band saw, Sherlock tells Watson "Turn off that valve".
Watson then starts to turn the valve counter clockwise.
Valves are always turned off/shut off, by turning them clockwise. Counter clockwise is always turning on/opening.
Part of the closing credits are a sequence of illustrated scenes from the film.
£3,081,072 (UK) (27 December 2009)
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