Sherlock Holmes


2h 8m 2009

Brief Synopsis

Sherlock Holmes has made his reputation finding the truth at the heart of the most complex mysteries. With the aid of Dr. John Watson, his trusted ally, the renowned "consulting detective" is unequaled in his pursuit of criminals of every stripe, whether relying on his singular powers of observation, his remarkable deductive skills, or the blunt force of his fists. But now a storm is gathering over London, a threat unlike anything that Holmes has ever confronted and just the challenge he's looking for. After a string of brutal, ritualistic murders, Holmes and Watson arrive just in time to save the latest victim and uncover the killer: the unrepentant Lord Blackwood. As he approaches his scheduled hanging, Blackwood--who has terrorized inmates and jailers alike with his seeming connection to dark and powerful forces--warns Holmes that death has no power over him and, in fact, his execution plays right into Blackwood's plans. And when, by all indications, Blackwood makes good on his promise, his apparent resurrection panics London and confounds Scotland Yard. But to Holmes, the game is afoot. Racing to stop Blackwood's deadly plot, Holmes and Watson plunge into a world of the dark arts and startling new technologies, where logic is sometimes the best crime-fighting weapon--but where a good right hook will often do the job.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Action
Adaptation
Adventure
Crime
Period
Release Date
2009
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 8m

Synopsis

Sherlock Holmes has made his reputation finding the truth at the heart of the most complex mysteries. With the aid of Dr. John Watson, his trusted ally, the renowned "consulting detective" is unequaled in his pursuit of criminals of every stripe, whether relying on his singular powers of observation, his remarkable deductive skills, or the blunt force of his fists. But now a storm is gathering over London, a threat unlike anything that Holmes has ever confronted and just the challenge he's looking for. After a string of brutal, ritualistic murders, Holmes and Watson arrive just in time to save the latest victim and uncover the killer: the unrepentant Lord Blackwood. As he approaches his scheduled hanging, Blackwood--who has terrorized inmates and jailers alike with his seeming connection to dark and powerful forces--warns Holmes that death has no power over him and, in fact, his execution plays right into Blackwood's plans. And when, by all indications, Blackwood makes good on his promise, his apparent resurrection panics London and confounds Scotland Yard. But to Holmes, the game is afoot. Racing to stop Blackwood's deadly plot, Holmes and Watson plunge into a world of the dark arts and startling new technologies, where logic is sometimes the best crime-fighting weapon--but where a good right hook will often do the job.

Crew

Sahin Abdul

Assistant

Arlynn Abseck

Wardrobe Supervisor

Christina Acevedo

Production Assistant

Jason Acevedo

Craft Service

Jan Adamczyk

Digital Effects Artist

Sabbir Ahmed

Accounting Assistant

Ben Aickin

Digital Effects Artist

Jessica Alan

Post-Production Supervisor

Joseph S Alfieri

Construction Coordinator

David Allcock

Storyboard Artist

Peter Anders

Caterer

Damian Anderson

Production Supervisor

Henry Antonacchio

Foreman

Mark Appleby

Adr Mixer

Dafydd Archard

Sound Mixer

Michael Arisohn

Chief Lighting Technician

Nina Armstrong

Stunt Performer

Myles Asseter

Digital Effects Artist

Aaron Auch

Assistant

Valentina Aulisi

Set Costumer

Michael Auszura

Assistant Art Director

Bob Badami

Score Recording

Alex Bailey

Photography

Helen Bailey

Stunt Performer

Keziah Bailey

Digital Effects Artist

Matthew Baker

Assistant Director

Jules Baker-smith

Assistant

Valdimar Baldvinsson

Digital Effects Artist

Lorne Balfe

Music

Lorne Balfe

Music Producer

Philip Ball

Set Production Assistant

Jakob Baltzersen

Digital Effects Artist

Pete Bardsley

Assistant Location Manager

Frank Barranca

Production Assistant

Dan Barrow

Visual Effects Producer

Ron Bartlett

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Toni Barton

Assistant Art Director

Joanne Batten

Set Production Assistant

Alison Beard

Wardrobe Assistant

Jenny Beavan

Costume Designer

Rosie Bedford-stradling

Medic

Ludwig Van Beethoven

Song

Andrew Bennett

Art Department

Petter Bergmark

Digital Effects Artist

Bruce Berman

Executive Producer

Ian Biggs

Special Effects Technician

Thomas Biller

Digital Effects Artist

Matthias Bjarnason

Digital Effects Artist

Christine Blundell

Makeup Designer

Turea Blyth

Digital Effects Artist

Susan Bode

Set Decorator

Alan Boucek

Compositing Supervisor

John Boundy

Special Effects Technician

Ciarán Bourke

Song

Siobhan Boyes

Post-Production Coordinator

Sarah Brand

Production Assistant

William Brand

Digital Effects Artist

Paul Brannan

Digital Effects Artist

Martin Breen

Location Assistant

Dave Brennan

Best Boy

Jamie Briens

Digital Effects Artist

Jason Brignola

Assistant Camera

Jeffrey S Brink

Special Effects Coordinator

Richard Briscoe

Digital Effects Artist

Matthew Bristowe

Visual Effects Producer

Thomas Broderick

Music Engineer

Anthony Brookman

Wardrobe

Kevin Brookner

Video Playback

Jason D Brown

On-Set Dresser

Jon R Brown

Software Engineer

Robert Brown

Costumer

Julian Bucknall

Assistant Camera

Andrew Bull

3-D Animator

Helen Bunker

Digital Effects Artist

Keith Bunting

Best Boy

Kenny Burnett

Propman

Henry Bush

Digital Effects Artist

Andy Butcher

Stunt Performer

Andrew Butler

Digital Effects Artist

Michael Byrch

Stunt Performer

Dougal Cadiou

Accounting Assistant

Karl Caffrey

Production Secretary

Ann Marie Calhoun

Soloist

Emma Callinan

Casting Assistant

Carol Campbell

Hair

Ian Cappello

Production Assistant

Alison Cardy

Props Buyer

John Casali

Sound Mixer

Joe Cassar

Construction

Bruno Cassoni

Location Assistant

Tim Catchpole

Digital Effects Artist

Christopher Cavanagh

Video Assist/Playback

Bimla Devi Chall

Digital Effects Artist

Paul Chandler

Digital Effects Artist

Malavika Chandrakanth

Digital Effects Artist

Kelly Kiyoon Chang

Accounting Assistant

Netty Chapman

Art Director

Mally Chung

Assistant Location Manager

Dan Churchill

Digital Effects Artist

Jamie Churchouse

Plasterer

Raymond Churchouse

Plasterer

Temple Clark

Storyboard Artist

Steve Clark-hall

Coproducer

Chris Clarke

Art Director

Peter Clores

Transportation Co-Captain

Alan Coates

Best Boy

Isabel Cody

Digital Effects Artist

Liz Colbert

Graphic Artist

Drew Collins

Digital Effects Artist

Andy Colquhoun

Special Effects Technician

Ed Colyer

Foley Mixer

Dave Conway

Propman

Stephen Conway

Propman

Ben Cooke

Stunt Performer

Robert Cooper

Stunt Performer

Peter Coritsidis

Production Assistant

Zoe Cranley

Digital Effects Artist

Paul Crimmings

Security

David Cronnelly

Stunt Performer

Tom Crooke

Assistant Location Manager

Charlotte Crosbie

Set Decorator

Alex Cumming

Digital Effects Artist

Tony Cypres

Accounting Assistant

Matt Da Silva

Stunt Performer

Nick Dacey

Digital Effects Artist

Sean Daly

Art Department

Alistair Darby

Digital Effects Artist

James Davis

Special Effects Supervisor

Tony Davis

Production Coordinator

Maria Cecile De Faucigny

Accounting Assistant

Max Decroix

Digital Effects Artist

Virginie Degorgue

Digital Effects Artist

Claudia Dehmel

Visual Effects Producer

Robert Delicata

Motion Control

Lee Dexter

Digital Effects Artist

Ben Dimmock

Stunt Performer

Laura Dishington

Graphic Designer

Gabriela Dolenska

Art Department Coordinator

Asa Donat

Assistant

Susan Downey

Producer

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Source Material

Ronnie Drew

Song

Jason Dully

Assistant Camera

William Duncklee

Medic

Katherine Durant

Digital Effects Artist

Simon Duric

Storyboard Artist

Helen Dwyer

Production Assistant

Richard Dwyer

Stunt Performer

Hayley Easton

Visual Effects

Giles Edleston

Location Manager

Jake Edmonds

Advisor

Judith Edwards

Medic

Mickey Edwards

Special Effects Technician

Graeme Eglin

Digital Effects Artist

Dadi Einarsson

Animation Supervisor

James Embree

Stunt Performer

Jack English

Chief Lighting Technician

Rick English

Stunt Performer

Selcuk Ergen

Digital Effects Artist

Peter Eskelsen

Associate Producer

Daniel Evans

Digital Effects Artist

Glyn Evans

Painter

Larry Eydmann

Advisor

Elisenda Faustino

Digital Effects Artist

Jonathan Fawkner

Visual Effects Supervisor

Alex Fenn

Assistant Editor

Pete Fentem

Props

Michael Fentum

Sound Designer

David Fernandez

Digital Effects Artist

Frank Ferrara

Stunt Coordinator

Andrew Fiero

Assistant Director

Chuck Finch

Gaffer

Stephen Finch

Best Boy

Tommy Finch

Rigging Gaffer

Steve Finn

Boom Operator

Claire Fleming

Art Department

John Flemming

Key Grip

Nick Foley

Adr Mixer

Peter Forson

Digital Effects Artist

Geoff Foster

Score Recording

Glenn Foster

Stunt Performer

James Foster

Art Director

Bruce L. Fowler

Original Music

Les Foyster

Special Effects Technician

Andy Fraser

Special Effects Technician

Richard Frazer

Digital Effects Artist

Paul Fulker

Visual Effects Supervisor

Charmaine Fuller

Makeup Artist

Jodi Pynn Gabree

Stunt Performer

John Galloway

Digital Effects Artist

Theo Garatziotis

Production Assistant

Lara Gardarsdottir

Digital Effects Artist

Glen Gathard

Foley Mixer

Dominic Gibbs

Sound Effects Editor

Clare Glass

Assistant Director

Martin Gleeson

Special Effects Technician

Julian Gnass

Digital Effects Artist

Becky Goldenthal

Production Assistant

Hugh Goodbody

Special Effects Supervisor

Nick Gottschalk

Art Director

Film Details

MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Action
Adaptation
Adventure
Crime
Period
Release Date
2009
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 8m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 2009 award for Excellence in Production Design for a Period Film by the Art Directors Guild (ADG).

Winner of the 2009 award for Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Feature Motion Picture by the Visual Effects Sociaty (VES).

Released in United States Winter December 25, 2009

Released in United States on Video March 30, 2010

Neil Marshall was previously attached to direct.

Christopher Nolan was previously in discussions to direct.

Project was included on the 2008 Black List.

Released in United States Winter December 25, 2009 (3500+)

Released in United States on Video March 30, 2010