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They Might Be Giants (1971)

G  |   |  Mystery, Comedy, Romance  |  21 February 1972 (Sweden)
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In a Manhattan psychiatric hospital a man, convinced he is Sherlock Holmes, is treated by a female doctor who happens to be named Watson.

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Peabody
Lester Rawlins ...
Blevins
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Messenger
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Daisy
Ron Weyand ...
Dr. Strauss
Oliver Clark ...
Mr. Small
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Miss Finch
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Telephone Guard
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Policeman
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Mr. Brown
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They Might be Giants chronicles the adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in modern-day New York City. The fact that Sherlock Holmes is a psychotic paranoid and Dr. Watson is a female psychiatrist fascinated by his case is almost beside the point. Dr. Watson follows Holmes across Manhattan and is, against her better judgment, drawn into the master detective's world of intrigue and danger. This is a sweet, goofy and fairly romantic film that asks the questions "Whose reality is right...and does it really matter?" Written by John Gerrath <jagerrat@uoguelph.ca>

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When they reach out for each other... they touch every heart... with warmth, charm and laughter!


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Trivia

This film provided US Alternative rock outfit 'They Might be Giants' with their name. See more »

Goofs

Obvious stuntman for George C. Scott during scuffle with vendor. See more »

Quotes

Justin Playfair: Hershey's Kisses! Out the Back!
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Closing credits epilogue: The human heart can see what is hidden to the eyes, and the heart knows things that the mind does not begin to understand. See more »

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Followed by The Return of the World's Greatest Detective (1976) See more »

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Delightful and quirky flick
15 May 2000 | by (Ottawa, Ontario) – See all my reviews

This movie sports many moments of pure magic. This film was my first introduction to George C. Scott, and to my mind, this was his best role ever, even surpassing the work he did in Dr. Strangelove and The Hospital.

And that soundtrack! An excellent score, indeed!


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