This is a Sherlock Holmes story with a difference. Here Dr Watson is the ace detective and has been using an actor to play the part Holmes. Holmes is a drunken actor and gets on Watson's nerves. When Watson tries to go it alone, he doesn't have much success, so he is forced to let Holmes take all the credit once more.Written by
In real-life, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle tired of his Sherlock Holmes character and stories and wanted to kill him off. Similarly, this is the situation in the movie that Dr. John Watson (Sir Ben Kingsley) has. Watson has tired of his Sherlock Holmes character and stories and wants to kill him off. In both fact and fiction, in both scenarios, the writer is forced to retain Holmes and his stories, due to popularity. See more »
Holmes mentions the Loch Ness Monster. While modern enthusiasts have pored through history to find 'evidence', the modern craze and the phrase "Loch Ness Monster" began in the 1930s, well after this film, set in the 1880s. See more »
[Speaking to Lord Smithwick and Lestrade]
This is a respectable Presbyterian house, I assure you.
Take no notice of her. The woman drinks a bit.
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The opening credits are superimposed over still images of Victorian London. The final shot of Holmes and Watson form the backdrop for the end credits. See more »
This movie is hilarious. If my house burned to the ground and I could save only a handful of items, this is one I'd go back in the house for : ) There are some movies that are so classic and/or funny that you just have to have your own personal copy to watch over and over again, and movies you watch over and over and learn all the lines from. This is one of those movies. Ben Kingsley and Michael Caine make the perfect team in this film. Michael Caine's role as Holmes is so ridiculous but played so deadpan that it's a total crackup. The film is also exceptionally well crafted and directed, to include the sets, costumes, etc. It's a period piece, and every detail is in place. Get this movie on DVD and share it with friends and family.
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