Case of Evil

Made for TV Movie.

Cast: James D'Arcy . . .Sherlock Holmes
Roger Morlidge . . .Dr. Watson
Gabrielle Answar . . .Rebecca Doyle
Vincent D'Onofrio . . .Moriarty
Director: Graham Theakston
Genre: Action/Adventure/Crime/Drama/Mystery/Thriller

The game is afoot. This made for cable movie focuses on the young 20-something Sherlock Holmes (James D'Arcy). As the movie opens, Sherlock is in pursuit of the evil Moriarty and apparently shoots him to death, but his body cannot be found as he falls in a sewer. Ah, but anyone who knows the Holmes mythos knows that Moriarty is not so easily killed. Nonetheless, Holmes gains notoriety with the press and the police for his apparent killing of the evil Moriarty. This accomplishment brings him into the company of Dr. Watson (Roger Morlidge), an early practitioner of autopsies, for the first time. Together, they start an investigation into the murder of several crimelords and become convinced that Moriarty is alive and behind a plot to organize drug dealing. Given that Moriarty is supposedly dead, Holmes finds it hard to convince Inspector Lestrade (Nicholas Gecks). Holmes investigation leads him to a beautiful prostitute (Gabrielle Anwar), who posed as a rich woman to lure Holmes into the plot. Richard E. Grant also appears as Holmes brother, Mycroft, who was addicted to opium by Moriarty when Sherlock was young.

Summary written by John Sacksteder {}

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Movie Review - October 22, 2002

New York Magazine - October 28, 2002