Sherlock Holmes, Hands of a Murderer (1990)





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In this entry in the continuing exploits of Sherlock Holmes, the great detective must track down his nemesis Professor Moriarty after the villain kidnaps Holmes' brother Mycroft. The evil doctor is forcing his captive to decode highly classified military documents. The film is also called Hands of a Murderer.
Drama , Mystery & Suspense , Television
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Storke-Fuisz Productions


Edward Woodward
as Sherlock Holmes
Anthony Andrews
as Professor Moriarty
John Hillerman
as Dr. Watson
Kim Thomson
as Sophy DeVere
Peter Jeffrey
as Mycroft Holmes
Terence Lodge
as Inspector Lestrade
John Tordoff
as Berton
Faith Kent
as Mrs. Hudson
Geoffrey Rose
as Preacher
Peter Brace
as Hangman
Honora Burke
as Queen Victoria
Dave King
as Baker Street Irregular
Nickolas Grace
as Oberstein
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Made for TV Sherlock Holmes adventure in which Professor Moriarty escapes the gallows, steals a MacGuffin from the British government and kidnaps Mycroft Holmes in order to decipher it. Fine actor though he was, I don't think Edward Woodward would be anyone's first choice as Sherlock Holmes, and the same might be said of John Hillerman's Watson. The action scenes are terrible but the production values are reasonably high and a decent supporting cast prevents this from being a complete waste of time.

Stephen M
Stephen M

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