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Without a Clue (The Impostor of Baker Street) (1988)

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Michael Caine Michael Caine
Reginald Kincaid / Sherlock Holmes
Ben Kingsley Ben Kingsley
Dr. Watson
Jeffrey Jones Jeffrey Jones
Inspector Lestrade
Lysette Anthony Lysette Anthony
Leslie Giles
Paul Freeman Paul Freeman
Prof. James Moriarty
Nigel Davenport Nigel Davenport
Lord Smithwick
Pat Keen Pat Keen
Mrs. Hudson
Peter Cook Peter Cook

Written by
Gary Murphy Gary Murphy
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9 years, 5 months ago at Jun 8 11:35
Immensely enjoyable farce featuring Michael Caine as Sherlock Holmes with a twist - Holmes is merely an invention of Dr Watson (Ben Kingsley) and played by an actor to appease public expectations.

Caine is superbly incompetent and cheeky as Holmes, bumbling his way through the featured mystery where the Royal Mint's printing plates have been stolen by Moriarty, with gormless charm a... read more
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Sherlock Holmes is as dashing as ever, but with a little secret: Dr. Watson is the brains behing the operation. Watson scripts all of Holmes' solutions, having discovered that while people would believe in Holmes, no one was ready to accept, Dr. Watson, Crime Doctor. When Reginald Kincaid, the actor he has hired to play Holmes becomes insufferable, Watson fires him and tries to go out on his own, but finds that he has done all too good a job building Holmes up in the public's mind.
Release date: 21 October 1988
UPC: 027616902962
Tags: Comedy (8), Sherlock Holmes (5), British (4), Crime (3), 1988 (3), Mystery (3), Spoof (2), Victorian (2), Detective (2), 1980s (2), HQ (1), 80's (1), *saipal (1), Foreign (1), 03 (1), Book (1), # Eng (1)
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