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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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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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The Budget Didn't Go Towards A Dialogue Coach
14 April 2004 | by See all my reviews

Hagman plays a hapless LAPD officer who, after his motorcycle falls on him while he is reading Sherlock Holmes in the park, begins to believe he is the fictional detective. The knock on the head has had the effect of vastly improved deductive skills, and he soon speaks and dresses in the manner of Holmes. The police psychiatrist, aptly named Dr. Watson, but played by Jenny O'Hara, plays along with Holmes, even finding him lodging at 221B Baker Street in Los Angeles. Soon he is out solving crimes for the police and tracking down a serial killer. The film is so lighthearted and irreverent, it grows on you slowly until you stop asking questions and enjoy the premise. There are small jokes, not in-your-face laughs, but merely quaint observations and running gags. recommended for light entertainment.


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