History Film / WithoutAClue

9th Jan '16 10:16:03 AM StFan
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* ProducePelting: Reginald played the lead in ''Theater/KingLear'' once, but all we know is that he has "memories of rotten fruit".

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* ProducePelting: Reginald played the lead in ''Theater/KingLear'' ''Theatre/KingLear'' once, but all we know is that he has "memories of rotten fruit".
29th Dec '15 2:05:19 AM VVK
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''Without a Clue'' is a 1988 comedy film, the premise of which is that Dr. Watson (Creator/BenKingsley) created the fictional character Sherlock Holmes so that he could solve crimes incognito. His published case journals were so popular that he was obliged to hire an out-of-work actor, Reginald Kincaid (Creator/MichaelCaine) to play Holmes. However, Kincaid turned out to be a bumbling, gambling, womanizing drunkard who gladly took all the undeserved credit for solving crimes, and now their relationship is a very rocky one. Watson is just about ready to ditch Kincaid and strike it out on his own, but no-one will believe that Dr. Watson, the archetypical sidekick, is really a GreatDetective, so the two have to get along for long enough to solve one last big case.

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''Without a Clue'' is a 1988 comedy film, the premise of which is that Dr. Watson (Creator/BenKingsley) created the fictional character Sherlock Holmes so that he could solve crimes incognito. His published case journals were so popular that he was obliged to hire an out-of-work actor, Reginald Kincaid (Creator/MichaelCaine) (Creator/MichaelCaine), to play Holmes. However, Kincaid turned out to be a bumbling, gambling, womanizing drunkard who gladly took all the undeserved credit for solving crimes, and now their relationship is a very rocky one. Watson is just about ready to ditch Kincaid and strike it out on his own, but no-one will believe that Dr. Watson, the archetypical sidekick, is really a GreatDetective, so the two have to get along for long enough to solve one last big case.
29th Dec '15 2:04:37 AM VVK
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''Without a Clue'' is a 1988 comedy film, the premise of which is that Dr. Watson (Creator/BenKingsley) created the fictional character Sherlock Holmes so that he could solve crimes incognito. His published case journals were so popular that he was obliged to hire an out-of-work actor, Reginald Kincaid (Creator/MichaelCaine) to play Holmes. However, Kincaid turned out to be a bumbling, gambling, womanizing drunkard who gladly took all the undeserved credit for solving crimes, and now their relationship is a very rocky one. Watson is just about ready to ditch Kincaid and strike it out on his own, but no-one will believe that Dr. Watson, the archetypical sidekick, is really a GreatDetective, so the two have to get along long enough to solve one last big case.

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''Without a Clue'' is a 1988 comedy film, the premise of which is that Dr. Watson (Creator/BenKingsley) created the fictional character Sherlock Holmes so that he could solve crimes incognito. His published case journals were so popular that he was obliged to hire an out-of-work actor, Reginald Kincaid (Creator/MichaelCaine) to play Holmes. However, Kincaid turned out to be a bumbling, gambling, womanizing drunkard who gladly took all the undeserved credit for solving crimes, and now their relationship is a very rocky one. Watson is just about ready to ditch Kincaid and strike it out on his own, but no-one will believe that Dr. Watson, the archetypical sidekick, is really a GreatDetective, so the two have to get along for long enough to solve one last big case.
29th Dec '15 2:04:08 AM VVK
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''Without a Clue'' is a 1988 comedy film, the premise of which is that Dr. Watson (Creator/BenKingsley) created the fictional character Sherlock Holmes so that he could solve crimes incognito. His published case journals were so popular that he was obliged to hire an out-of-work actor, Reginald Kincaid (Creator/MichaelCaine) to play Holmes. However, Kincaid turned out to be a bumbling, gambling, womanizing drunkard who nevertheless got and gladly took all the credit for solving crimes, and now their relationship is a very rocky one. Watson is just about ready to ditch Kincaid and strike it out on his own, but no-one will believe that Dr. Watson, the archetypical sidekick, is really a GreatDetective, so the two have to get along long enough to solve one last big case.

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''Without a Clue'' is a 1988 comedy film, the premise of which is that Dr. Watson (Creator/BenKingsley) created the fictional character Sherlock Holmes so that he could solve crimes incognito. His published case journals were so popular that he was obliged to hire an out-of-work actor, Reginald Kincaid (Creator/MichaelCaine) to play Holmes. However, Kincaid turned out to be a bumbling, gambling, womanizing drunkard who nevertheless got and gladly took all the undeserved credit for solving crimes, and now their relationship is a very rocky one. Watson is just about ready to ditch Kincaid and strike it out on his own, but no-one will believe that Dr. Watson, the archetypical sidekick, is really a GreatDetective, so the two have to get along long enough to solve one last big case.
29th Dec '15 2:00:05 AM VVK
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''Without a Clue'' is a 1988 comedy film, the premise of which is that Dr. Watson (Creator/BenKingsley) created the fictional character Sherlock Holmes so that he could solve crimes incognito. His published case journals were so popular that he was obliged to hire an out-of-work actor, Reginald Kincaid (Creator/MichaelCaine) to play Holmes. However, Kincaid turned out to be a bumbling, gambling, womanizing drunkard who nevertheless got and gladly took all the credit for solving crimes, and now their relationship is a very rocky one. Watson is just about ready to ditch Kincaid and strike it out on his own, but no-one will believe that Dr. Watson, the archetypical sidekick, is really a GreatDetective, so the two have to get along long enough to solve one more case that turns out to be bigger than anyone suspected.

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''Without a Clue'' is a 1988 comedy film, the premise of which is that Dr. Watson (Creator/BenKingsley) created the fictional character Sherlock Holmes so that he could solve crimes incognito. His published case journals were so popular that he was obliged to hire an out-of-work actor, Reginald Kincaid (Creator/MichaelCaine) to play Holmes. However, Kincaid turned out to be a bumbling, gambling, womanizing drunkard who nevertheless got and gladly took all the credit for solving crimes, and now their relationship is a very rocky one. Watson is just about ready to ditch Kincaid and strike it out on his own, but no-one will believe that Dr. Watson, the archetypical sidekick, is really a GreatDetective, so the two have to get along long enough to solve one more case that turns out to be bigger than anyone suspected.last big case.
28th Dec '15 5:57:42 PM VVK
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''Without a Clue'' is a 1988 comedy film, the premise of which is that Dr. Watson (Creator/BenKingsley) created the fictional character Sherlock Holmes so that he could solve crimes incognito. His published case journals were so popular that he was obliged to hire an out-of-work actor, Reginald Kincaid (Creator/MichaelCaine) to play Holmes. However, Kincaid turned out to be a bumbling, gambling, womanizing drunkard who nevertheless got and gladly took all the credit for solving crimes, and now their relationship is a very rocky one. Watson is just about ready to ditch Kincaid and strike it out on his own, but no-one will believe that Dr. Watson, the archetypical sidekick, is really a GreatDetective, so the two have to get along long enough to solve one more case that turns out to be far more sinister and important than anyone suspected.

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''Without a Clue'' is a 1988 comedy film, the premise of which is that Dr. Watson (Creator/BenKingsley) created the fictional character Sherlock Holmes so that he could solve crimes incognito. His published case journals were so popular that he was obliged to hire an out-of-work actor, Reginald Kincaid (Creator/MichaelCaine) to play Holmes. However, Kincaid turned out to be a bumbling, gambling, womanizing drunkard who nevertheless got and gladly took all the credit for solving crimes, and now their relationship is a very rocky one. Watson is just about ready to ditch Kincaid and strike it out on his own, but no-one will believe that Dr. Watson, the archetypical sidekick, is really a GreatDetective, so the two have to get along long enough to solve one more case that turns out to be far more sinister and important bigger than anyone suspected.
28th Dec '15 5:33:31 PM VVK
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''Without a Clue'' is a 1988 comedy film, the premise of which is that Dr. Watson (Creator/BenKingsley) created the fictional character Sherlock Holmes so that he could solve crimes incognito. His published case journals were so popular that he was obliged to hire an out-of-work actor, Reginald Kincaid (Creator/MichaelCaine) to play Holmes. However, Kincaid turned out to be a bumbling, gambling, womanizing drunkard who nevertheless got and gladly took all the credit for solving crimes, and now their relationship is a very rocky one. Watson is just about ready to ditch Kincaid and strike it out on his own, but no-one will believe that Dr. Watson, the archetypical sidekick, is really a GreatDetective, so the two have to get along long enough to solve one more case that turns out to be far more sinister and far-ranging than anyone suspected.

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''Without a Clue'' is a 1988 comedy film, the premise of which is that Dr. Watson (Creator/BenKingsley) created the fictional character Sherlock Holmes so that he could solve crimes incognito. His published case journals were so popular that he was obliged to hire an out-of-work actor, Reginald Kincaid (Creator/MichaelCaine) to play Holmes. However, Kincaid turned out to be a bumbling, gambling, womanizing drunkard who nevertheless got and gladly took all the credit for solving crimes, and now their relationship is a very rocky one. Watson is just about ready to ditch Kincaid and strike it out on his own, but no-one will believe that Dr. Watson, the archetypical sidekick, is really a GreatDetective, so the two have to get along long enough to solve one more case that turns out to be far more sinister and far-ranging important than anyone suspected.
28th Dec '15 5:30:48 PM VVK
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''Without a Clue'' is a 1988 comedy film, the premise of which is that Dr. Watson (Creator/BenKingsley) created the fictional character Sherlock Holmes so that he could solve crimes incognito. His published case journals were so popular that he was obliged to hire an out-of-work actor, Reginald Kincaid (Creator/MichaelCaine) to play Holmes. However, Kincaid turned out to be a bumbling, gambling, womanizing drunkard who gets all the credit for solving crimes, and now their relationship is a very rocky one.

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''Without a Clue'' is a 1988 comedy film, the premise of which is that Dr. Watson (Creator/BenKingsley) created the fictional character Sherlock Holmes so that he could solve crimes incognito. His published case journals were so popular that he was obliged to hire an out-of-work actor, Reginald Kincaid (Creator/MichaelCaine) to play Holmes. However, Kincaid turned out to be a bumbling, gambling, womanizing drunkard who gets nevertheless got and gladly took all the credit for solving crimes, and now their relationship is a very rocky one.one. Watson is just about ready to ditch Kincaid and strike it out on his own, but no-one will believe that Dr. Watson, the archetypical sidekick, is really a GreatDetective, so the two have to get along long enough to solve one more case that turns out to be far more sinister and far-ranging than anyone suspected.
10th Dec '15 6:07:20 AM DragonQuestZ
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''Without a Clue'' is a 1988 comedy film, the premise of which is that Dr. Watson (Creator/BenKingsley) created the fictional character Sherlock Holmes so that he could solve crimes incognito. His published case journals were so popular that he was obliged to hire an out-of-work actor, Reginald Kincaid (Creator/MichaelCaine) to play Holmes. However, Kincaid turned out to be a bumbling, gambling, womanizing drunkard who took all the credit for solving crimes, and now their relationship is a very rocky one.

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''Without a Clue'' is a 1988 comedy film, the premise of which is that Dr. Watson (Creator/BenKingsley) created the fictional character Sherlock Holmes so that he could solve crimes incognito. His published case journals were so popular that he was obliged to hire an out-of-work actor, Reginald Kincaid (Creator/MichaelCaine) to play Holmes. However, Kincaid turned out to be a bumbling, gambling, womanizing drunkard who took gets all the credit for solving crimes, and now their relationship is a very rocky one.






* BatDeduction: A mysterious number is given, and Sherlock Holmes uses a few long and complicated leaps of logic to deduce that it means a specific warehouse. [[spoiler:At the end Holmes and Watson explain to the person who left the clue how they figured it out, leading to a sudden CrowningMomentOfFunny - the victim reveals that the number was simply the address of the warehouse he was being held at.]]
* BecomingTheMask

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* BatDeduction: A mysterious number is given, and Sherlock Holmes uses a few long and complicated leaps of logic to deduce that it means a specific warehouse. [[spoiler:At the end Holmes and Watson explain to the person who left the clue how they figured it out, leading to a sudden CrowningMomentOfFunny - and then the victim reveals that the number was simply the address of the warehouse he was being held at.]]
* BecomingTheMaskBecomingTheMask: Reginald has to learn how to be at least somewhat of a detective to help save the day.



* DiagonalCut

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* ExternalRetcon
* FakeUltimateHero

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* FakeUltimateHeroFakeUltimateHero: Reginald is just pretending to be a great detective.



* FemmeFatale

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* FemmeFataleFemmeFatale: The fake [[spoiler:Lesley Giles]] manages to hold much of the police at gunpoint.



* RightForTheWrongReasons: Reginald and Watson see a number on a note, and think it's referring to a bible quote. It leads them to the right place, but that number was the address of that very place.



* SherlockHolmes
* SherlockScan: Played with in so many ways.

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* SherlockHolmes
* SherlockScan: Played with in so many ways. Even Reginald pulls one off, leading to the right conclusion if not the intended deduction.
10th Dec '15 5:58:25 AM DragonQuestZ
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* AffectionateParody: the whole damned thing.

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* AffectionateParody: Of the whole damned thing.Holmes stories.



* TheArtfulDodger

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* ProducePelting: Reginald played the lead in ''Theater/KingLear'' once, but all we know is that he has "memories of rotten fruit".
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