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They Might Be Giants(1971)

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Brief Synopsis

They Might be Giants chronicles the adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in modern day New York City. The fact that Sherlock Holmes (George C. Scott) is a psychotic paranoid and Dr. Watson (Joanne Woodward) is a female psychiatrist fascinated by his case is almost beside the point. Dr. Watson follows Holmes across Manhattan and is, against her better judgement, drawn into the master detective's world of intrigue and danger. This is a sweet, goofy and fairly romantic film that asks the questions "Who's reality is right...and does it really matter?"

Cast & Crew

Anthony Harvey Director
George C Scott Justin [Playfair, also known as Sherlock Holmes]
Joanne Woodward [Dr. Mildred] Watson
Jack Gilford [Wilbur] Peabody
Lester Rawlins Blevins [Playfair]
Al Lewis Messenger
Rue McClanahan Daisy [Playfair]
Ron Weyand Dr. Strauss
Oliver Clark Mr. Small
Jenny Egan Miss Finch
Jane Hoffman 2nd telephone operator
Michael McGuire Telephone guard

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  G Premiere Info:  not available
Release Date:  1971 Production Date:  A Jennings Lang Presentation
AFI-DVD*, EB;Netflix
Color/B&W:  Color (Technicolor) Distributions Co:  Universal Pictures
Sound:  Mono (Westrex Recording System) Production Co:  Newman-Foreman Co., Inc.
Duration(mins):  86, 88 or 91 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  10    

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  • Where fore art thou, Pathmark?

    James Lehman, Jr. 2017-09-21

    I first saw this film on broadcast TV, aloooooong time ago. When I came of age, and realized I could BUY it, hey, here I am, TCM ! and I am now a MEMBER!... MORE>

  • They might be giants

    SkD 2013-02-24

    Terrific movie! This should be re-released on DVD. MORE>

  • Give me uncut

    Lynn 2011-04-09

    For those of us who live on the edge, this is the most brilliant cinematic expression of the fine line between genius and madness. The wise know that just... MORE>