A hit at the box office, this revisionist Sherlock Holmes film is based on the best seller by Nicholas Meyer and places a historical figure (Sigmund Freud) and a fictitious one (Sherlock Holmes) from the late 19th century together in a hypothetical situation. The result is a fascinating
film that sees the loyal Dr. Watson (Duvall) scheme to trick his friend Holmes (Williamson) into seeking a cure for his cocaine addiction from the soon-to-be-famous Freud (Arkin). The criminologist and the psychologist come to respect each other's considerable deductive talents, and they team up
to rescue one of Arkin's patients (Redgrave) who has been kidnapped. Williamson is a Hol...