Production info

Young Sherlock Holmes
USA, 1985

Nicholas Rowe, Alan Cox, Sophie Ward
Directed by Barry Levinson


Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson meet as boys in an English Boarding school. When they discover a plot to murder a series of British women by an Egyptian cult, they move to stop it.

Cinematic Sherlock Holmes adventure for kids, also known as "Young Sherlock Holmes and the Pyramid of Fear". The fact that the script was written by Christopher Columbus, who would later direct the first two Harry Potter movies, has triggered a lot of discussion about similarities between this movie and the later Harry Potter material. Apart from that, the film is also notable for including the first computer-generated character, a knight composed of elements from a stained glass window. The effect was created for Lucasfilm by John Lasseter, who would go on to create Toy Story 10 years later.

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