1985 Certificate: pg


Fun adventure with a schoolboy Sherlock (Nicholas Rowe) hot on the trail of a strange Egyptian cult, who kill anyone that gets in their way. Alan Cox plays the young Dr Watson and Sophie Ward is Elizabeth Hardy. Produced by Steven Spielberg, this was the first film to feature an entirely computer-generated character - a knight who evolves from a stained-glass window.


  • Barry Levinson


  • Nicholas Rowe

  • Freddie Jones

  • Anthony Higgins

  • Sophie Ward

  • Alan Cox


Lively performances from Nicholas Rowe as Holmes and Alan Cox as Watson go a long way towards making up for the silliness of the plot, which kicks off like an old episode of 'The Avengers'.

Its adventurous spirit is certainly more in keeping with a schoolboy romp than the adult Holmes' more cerebral investigations.

The only jarring notes in the narrative are some hallucination scenes, which don't add anything to the story.

Stay tuned to the end of the credits - there's an extra scene!