The Hound of the Baskervilles (1988)
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as Sherlock Holmes
as Dr. John Watson
as Jack Stapleton
as Dr. James Mortimer
as Sir Henry Baskerville
as Beryl Stapleton
as Mrs. Mortimer
as Mrs. Barrymore
as Sir Charles Baskerville
as Insp. Lestrade
as Inspector Lestrade
as Father Christmas
as Christmas Pageant Knight
as Christmas Pageant Hound
Critic Reviews for The Hound of the Baskervilles
Audience Reviews for The Hound of the Baskervilles
An excellent reworking of this Sherlock Holmes story. Ian Hart's Watson is a strong, capable and intelligent character and Holmes is a walking computer and virtual emotional cripple. Richard E Grant is an excellent foil to Richard Roxburgh's Holmes. Great attention is paid to getting the Moor, The Mire and the Hound eerily right - not since the 1939 Rathbone version has this been achieved to such CRUCIAL effect. My only complaint is the nudge, nudge; wink, wink credit the production gives to the modern myth of homosexual undertones which was never even suggested in Conan Doyles original work.
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