Without a Clue (1988)

Genres - Comedy, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Comedy Thriller, Farce  |   Release Date - Oct 21, 1988 (USA)  |   Run Time - 107 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom   |   MPAA Rating - PG
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

According to Without a Clue, master detective Sherlock Holmes was a wholly fictional character. Well, we knew that; what we didn't know was that Holmes was a figment of the imagination of his chronicler, Dr. John Watson (Ben Kingsley). When Holmes' fame begins to grow, would-be clients besiege Watson's office for chance to consult the Great Detective. In desperation, Watson hires a seedy provincial actor (Michael Caine) to pose as Holmes. Trouble is, the preening actor hasn't got a clue -- about anything.




actor, private-detective, deception, deduction [reasoning], impersonation, protegé, alcoholism


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