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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 ...
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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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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, especially if you consider Elementary, Mr. Miller's effort.

2016 and still looking for this somewhere to be seen again.


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