There is a new criminal mastermind at large, Professor James Moriarty, and not only is he Holmes' intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil, coupled with a complete lack of conscience, may give him an advantage over the renowned detective. Holmes' investigation into Moriarty's plot becomes more dangerous as it leads him and Watson out of London to France, Germany and lastly Switzerland. But the cunning Moriarty is always one step ahead, and moving perilously close to completing his ominous plan. If he succeeds, it will not only bring him immense wealth and power but alter the course of history.
Dr. John Watson
Madam Simza Heron
Holmes: Madam, this is a glorious hedgehog goulash. I can't remember ever having had better.
Watson: Do tell me, when was the last time you had a hedgehog goulash?
Holmes: (Holmes mentally plans his attack against a hidden Cossack assassin.) First, pillage the nest. Clip wings. Now blunt his beak. Crack eggs. Scramble. Pinch of salt. Touch of pepper. Flip the omelette. Additional seasoning required. Breakfast is served.
Mycroft: If the concerns of two nations, which shall remain nameless, but I can tell you they speak French and German.
Watson: If you believe Moriarty has you under observation isn't this a bit conspicuous?
Holmes: It's so overt, it's covert.
Production Budget - $125,000,000
Domestic Gross - $186,848,418 (9th)
Worldwide Gross - $543,848,418 (12th)
Other Production Companies:
Village Roadshow Pictures
Filming locations include:
Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire, England
Richmond Park, Richmond, Surrey, England
Bourne Woods, Farnham, Surrey, England
Chatham Historic Dockyard, Chatham, Kent, England
Cliffs Of Dover, England
Didcot Railway Centre, Didcot, Oxfordshire, England
Elstree Studios, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, England
East Molesey, Surrey, England
Sevenoaks, Kent, England
Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London, England
Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England
Place de la Cathédrale, Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin, France
Shepperton Studios, Shepperton, Surrey, England
Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin, France
Triengen, Kanton Luzern, Switzerland
Written by Franz Schubert
Performed by Ian Bostridge and Julius Drake
Two Mules For Sister Sara
Written by Ennio Morricone
Performed by Movie Screen Orchestra