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The Return of the World's Greatest Detective (1976)

A Los Angeles cop falls off his motorcycle, strikes his head and wakes up believing himself to be Sherlock Holmes. Along with the social worker who is treating him, he sets out to solve the murder of an embezzler.

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Sherman Holmes
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Lieutenant Nick Tinker
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Himmel
Helen Verbit ...
Landlady
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Spiner
Charles Macaulay ...
Judge Clement Harley
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Dr. Collins
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Vince Cooley
Booth Colman ...
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Mrs. Slater
Fuddle Bagley ...
Detective
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Klinger
Robert Snively ...
Manager
Jude Farese ...
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A Los Angeles cop falls off his motorcycle, strikes his head and wakes up believing himself to be Sherlock Holmes. Along with the social worker who is treating him, he sets out to solve the murder of an embezzler.

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Comedy | Mystery | Crime

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16 June 1976 (USA)  »

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Follows They Might Be Giants (1971) See more »

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Nostalgiac fondness
15 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I remember this as a kid, hitting upon it completely by accident and watching it all the way through. I was an avid Holmes reader at the time and anything of that ilk caught my eye. I only remember it through the haze of the past, however I remember enjoying thoroughly and, like other reviewers, hoping for the series which never materialized. I would like to see it again to see if it was actually good or just some nonsense that appealed to me at the time. Larry Hagman is always very funny, I've never thought him good in dramas, and I found the romantic chemistry between Holmes and Watson to be good. I would love to see it again.


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