THE SEVEN-PER-CENT SOLUTION is an engrossing, fast-paced thriller loosely based on the novel by Nicholas Meyer. In 1890 London, Sherlock Holmes (Nicol Williamson) is a paranoid mess, living in a cocaine-addled stupor. In an attempt to rid Holmes of his cocaine habit, the trusty Dr. Watson (Robert Duvall) leads the famous detective on a fabricated chase that culminates in the office of Dr. Sigmund Freud (Alan Arkin). While the much-maligned Dr. Feud attempts to cure Holmes's addiction, the men are drawn into a corrupt criminal web as they attempt to rescue a beautiful and desperate patient of Freud's (Vanessa Redgrave) from a fate worse than death.
Herbert Ross - Director/Producer/Choreo.
Laurence Olivier - Actor/Director/Producer, HAMLET (1948)
Sir Laurence Olivier - Actor/Director/Producer, HAMLET (1948)
Lord Laurence Olivier - Actor/Director/Producer, HAMLET (1948)
Vanessa Redgrave - British actress
Nicholas Meyer - Director/Screenwriter
Joel Grey - American Actor/Singer/Dancer, CABARET (1972)
Joel Katz - American Actor/Singer/Dancer, CABARET (1972)
Jeremy Kemp - British Actor
John Addison - British Composer
Alan Arkin - Oscar-winning actor, director, LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
Robert Duvall - American Actor/Director
Bodge - American Actor/Director
Chris Barnes - Film editor, mostly horror films, late '60s-early '90s
Oswald Morris - British DOP - "Lolita", "The Man Who Would Be King"
Peter Lamont - British Production Designer
Samantha Eggar - British Actress, DOCTOR DOLITTLE (1967)
Nicol Williamson - British Actor
In 1890 London, the dynamic duo of Sherlock Holmes (Nicol Williamson) and Dr. Watson (Robert Duvall) is in danger of demise. The famous detective is living in a paranoid world of cocaine addiction, secluding himself from the outside world. In an attempt to cure his desperate friend, the faithful Dr. Watson leads him on a fabricated criminal case that ends at the doorstep of a Viennese doctor, Sigmund Freud (Alan Arkin). Although Dr. Freud is a laughingstock in proper Viennese society because of his radical theories, he is well known for his ability to cure addiction. As Dr. Freud attempts to unravel the mystery of Holmes's subconscious, the men become involved in a myster of their own: a heinous crime involving one of Freud's former patients. The fraulein Lola Devereux (Vanessa Redgrave) is a beautiful and famous mezzo-soprano--and former cocaine addict. When she is found badly injured and in a drug-addled state, Freud and his companions set out to get to the bottom of the crime, leading them to a mysterious kidnapping and a harrowing chase through Europe as the master intellects of Freud, Holmes, and Watson unite to fight injustice.
"Eliminate the impossible, my dear doctor, and whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth."--Sherlock Holmes (Nicol Williamson) to Sigmund Freud (Alan Arkin) "A woman as beautiful as I has seen everything fearful by the age of seventeen."--Lola Devereux (Vanessa Redgrave)