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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows is an American movie released on 16 december 2011, produced by Warner Bros., starring Robert Downey Jr. as Sherlock Holmes and Jude Law as Dr. Watson. 129 min.

The movie take place in 1891, one year after the previous part. Sherlock Holmes is on the trail of professor Moriarty. Watson tries to be a good husband for his wife, Mary Morstan, while trying to keep Sherlock Holmes alive.

Other countries:

  • Sherlock Holmes : Jeu d'ombres (France) 25 january 2012





  • Bar patron : Lasco Atkins
  • Prime Minister Robert Cecil : David Bailey
  • Gypsy : Gioacchino Jim Cuffaro
  • Dealer : Lukas DiSparrow
  • Diplomats  : Ray Donn, Jeff Lipman
  • King George I of Greece : Danny Seldon
  • Gypsy : Alain Stash, Paul Warren
  • Pub Guest : Tom Swacha

Edited out

  • ??? : Gilles Lelouche

  • Director : Guy Ritchie
  • Producers : Joel Silver, Lionel Wigram, Susan Downey, Dan Lin
  • Screenplay : Kieran Mulroney, Michele Mulroney
  • Cinematography : Philippe Rousselot
  • Music : Hans Zimmer

Plot summary

Sherlock Holmes is investigating terrorist attacks in London alone since his old partner Dr. John Watson will get married a few days later with Mary. His investigations point to Professor James Moriarty as the person responsible for the explosions. When Dr. Watson and Mary are attacked in the train while traveling for their honeymoon in Brighton, Holmes delivers Mary to the protection of his brother Mycroft. Soon Holmes and Dr. Watson disclose that Professor Moriarty has bought arms and ammunition factories and is trying to start a war in Europe killing political leaders and politicians. Now Sherlock and Watson have to stop Moriarty and his dangerous associate, the skilled former Colonel Sebastian Moran to avoid the imminent war.