MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 73,334 this week

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

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Mystery | Crime  -  16 June 1976 (USA)
6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 65 users  
Reviews: 5 user

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.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb: What to Watch - The One I Love

Interview with Charlie McDowell and Mark Duplass


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 155 titles
created 07 Apr 2013
 
a list of 96 titles
created 5 months ago
 
list image
a list of 761 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Return of the World's Greatest Detective (TV Movie 1976)

The Return of the World's Greatest Detective (TV Movie 1976) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Return of the World's Greatest Detective.

User Polls

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Sherman Holmes
...
...
Lieutenant Nick Tinker
...
Himmel
Helen Verbit ...
Landlady
Ivor Francis ...
Spiner
Charles Macaulay ...
Judge Clement Harley
...
Dr. Collins
...
Vince Cooley
Booth Colman ...
Psychiatrist
...
Mrs. Slater
Fuddle Bagley ...
Detective
Benny Rubin ...
Klinger
Robert Snively ...
Manager
Jude Farese ...
Caretaker
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

sherlock holmes parody

Genres:

Comedy | Mystery | Crime

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

16 June 1976 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in The Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes (1985) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Hagman is great in comedy stuff.
16 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I liked this even though it wasn't great. I would like to see it again in fact if it is ever on again. It was a good idea and played well by Larry Hagman. A bit silly, but a nice spoof of Sherlock Holmes. I am a Holmes fan and have seen most of the stuff done by Jeremy Brett, Basil Rathbone and others. I thought this might be some sort of pilot, but I guess it would have been too hard to pull off week in and week out, although with the right budget and better quality it might have worked. Jenny O'Hara was good as Doc Watson as well. I thought it was funny and really played tongue in cheek by Hagman and O'Hara which made it work well. I do think the writing could have been better though for what it was it worked.

Considering the recent (subsequent to my writing this review in 2006) proliferation of Holmesian vehicles, both in the movies by Mr. Downey and the most recent stuff by Mister's Cumberbatch and Miller, seems like Mr. Hagman was ahead of his time and this effort goes unnoticed.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Will this film be released on DVD? The Baron

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?