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Holmes & Watson (2018)

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A humorous take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic mysteries featuring Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson.

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Etan Cohen

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Etan Cohen, Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson were created by the late) (as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Ferrell ... Sherlock Holmes
John C. Reilly ... Dr. Watson
Rebecca Hall ... Grace Hart
Rob Brydon ... Inspector Lestrade
Kelly Macdonald ... Mrs. Martha Hudson
Lauren Lapkus ... Millicent
Pam Ferris ... Queen Victoria
Ralph Fiennes ... Professor James Moriarty
Hector Bateman-Harden ... Young Holmes
Codie-Lei Eastick ... Young Watson
Laura Stevely ... Sherlock's Mom
Layla Rose Boyce Layla Rose Boyce ... Nicotine Stains / Nancy
Sadie Newman Sadie Newman ... Jane
Harry Baxendale Harry Baxendale ... Seamus
Ella Bright ... Bridgette
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A humorous take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic mysteries featuring Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude sexual material, some violence, language and drug references | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Filmnegah [Iran] | Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Holmes and Watson See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$42,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,411,522, 30 December 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$30,573,626, 21 February 2019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$38,560,142, 17 January 2019
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Color

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2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Ralph Fiennes is now the fifth actor to play Professor Moriarty who has previously worked for Director Steven Spielberg. Paul Freeman (Without a Clue (1988)) and Anthony Higgins (Young Sherlock Holmes (1985)) appeared in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981). Andrew Scott appeared in Band of Brothers (2001), and Jared Harris appeared in Lincoln (2012). See more »

Goofs

The film has several deliberate anachronisms, such as the music and "the selfie" with the Queen. See more »

Quotes

Watson: I am sorry... You are saying Grace is the killer?
Holmes: Of course she is not the killer, she is an American! She should've used a gun!
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Alternate Versions

US and international versions have two different pre-title scenes, showing how the pair first met:
  • In the US release, Watson helps a bullied Holmes when the two are children.
  • In the international release, Watson attempts suicide above Holmes' garden, where he is growing a large vegetable. Holmes manages to convince Watson not to, although he is actually suggesting alternative methods instead, which Watson misinterprets. Nevertheless, Watson accidentally falls onto Holmes' vegetable.
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Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Holmes and Watson/Vice (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

La donna è mobile
from "Rigoletto"
Written by Giuseppe Verdi, Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave (as Francesco Piave)
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A good, fun spoof movie!
19 March 2019 | by rroelandskeimSee all my reviews

It was fun! It's very reminiscent of Space Balls or Robin Hood: Men in Tights. Like any comedy, people will either relax and enjoy it, or not...and I did!


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