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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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Dean Hargrove
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Larry Hagman ... Sherman Holmes
Jenny O'Hara ... Dr. Joan Watson
Nicholas Colasanto ... Lieutenant Nick Tinker
Woodrow Parfrey ... Himmel
Helen Verbit Helen Verbit ... Landlady
Ivor Francis ... Spiner
Charles Macaulay Charles Macaulay ... Judge Clement Harley
Ron Silver ... Dr. Collins
Sid Haig ... Vince Cooley
Booth Colman Booth Colman ... Psychiatrist
Lieux Dressler ... Mrs. Slater
Fuddle Bagley Fuddle Bagley ... Detective
Benny Rubin ... Klinger
Robert Snively Robert Snively ... Manager
Jude Farese Jude Farese ... Caretaker
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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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Genres:

Comedy | Mystery | Crime

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 June 1976 (USA) See more »

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Universal Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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2 things. The summary is wrong. He did not fall off his motorcycle. The motorcycle fell on top of him while he is reading. Holmes keeps smoking his calabash. He would have several pipes on hand. The calabash would turn sour with constant use. See more »

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

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The Budget Didn't Go Towards A Dialogue Coach
14 April 2004 | by jrf141See 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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