Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

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Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) has always been the smartest man in the room...until now. There is a new criminal mastermind at large-Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris)-and not only is he Holmes’ intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil, coupled... read more
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Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) has always been the smartest man in the room...until now. There is a new criminal mastermind at large-Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris)-and not only is he Holmes’ intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil, coupled with a complete lack of conscience, may actually give him an advantage over the renowned detective. When the Crown Prince of Austria is found dead, the evidence, as construed by Inspector Lestrade (Eddie Marsan), points to suicide. But Sherlock Holmes deduces that the prince has been the victim of murder—a murder that is only one piece of a larger and much more portentous puzzle, designed by one Professor Moriarty. Mixing business with pleasure, Holmes tracks the clues to an underground gentlemen’s club, where he and his brother, Mycroft Holmes (Stephen Fry) are toasting Dr. Watson (Jude Law) on his last night of bachelorhood. It is there that Holmes encounters Sim (Noomi Rapace), a Gypsy fortune teller, who sees more than she is telling and whose unwitting involvement in the prince’s murder makes her the killer’s next target. Holmes barely manages to save her life and, in return, she reluctantly agrees to help him. The investigation becomes ever more dangerous as it leads Holmes, Watson and Sim across the continent, from England to France to Germany and finally to Switzerland. But the cunning Moriarty is always one step ahead as he spins a web of death and destruction-all part of a greater plan that, if he succeeds, will change the course of history.

Original Release

12/10/2011

US Release

12/10/2011

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Cast

Robert Downey Jr. Sherlock Holmes
Jude Law Dr. John Watson
Noomi Rapace Madam Simza Heron
Rachel McAdams Irene Adler
Jared Harris Professor James Moriarty
Kelly Reilly Mary Watson / Mary Morstan
Geraldine James Mrs. Hudson
Eddie Marsan Inspector Lestrade
William Houston Constable Clark
Affif Ben Badra Tamas
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Guy Ritchie

Writers

Kieran Mulroney, Michele Mulroney, Arthur Conan Doyle

Cast

Robert Downey Jr. Sherlock Holmes
Jude Law Dr. John Watson
Noomi Rapace Madam Simza Heron
Rachel McAdams Irene Adler
Jared Harris Professor James Moriarty
Kelly Reilly Mary Watson / Mary Morstan
Geraldine James Mrs. Hudson
Eddie Marsan Inspector Lestrade
William Houston Constable Clark
Affif Ben Badra Tamas
Paul Anderson Colonel Sebastian Moran
Wolf Kahler Doctor Hoffmanstahl
Iain Mitchell Auctioneer
Jack Laskey Carruthers
Patricia Slater Shush Club Maitre D'
Richard Cunningham Businessman
Marcus Shakesheff Hashisheen
Mark Sheals Cock Fight Referee
Thierry Neuvic Claude Ravache
Carsten Hayes Ballroom Photographer

Producers

Bruce Berman Executive Producer
Steve Clark-Hall Executive Producer
Joel Silver Producer
Susan Downey Producer
Dan Lin Producer
Lionel Wigram Producer
Juan Ignacio Davila Producer
Ethan Erwin Producer
Peter Eskelsen Producer
Lauren Meek Producer

Editors

James Herbert

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