Strange Case of the End of Civilization as We Know It (1977) - Rotten Tomatoes

Strange Case of the End of Civilization as We Know It (1977)

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John Cleese co-wrote and stars in this satiric comedy as the less-than-spectacular progeny of the world's greatest detective. A mysterious super-villain announces across the globe that the world will come to an end in five days unless their demands are met. Research reveals that the fiend in question is descended from the infamous evil-doer Dr. Moriarty, so Scotland Yard takes the logical approach and contacts Arthur Sherlock Holmes (John Cleese), the grandson of the legendary detective Sherlock Holmes who ferreted out Moriarty so many times in the past. However, Arthur soon reveals himself to be dim-witted, inept, and not in especially good control of his drug habit, while his sidekick William Watson (Arthur Lowe) is even more pathetic, despite his dependence on his electronically altered testicles. Realizing he needs help, Arthur calls upon the world's best known detectives to come to his aid, though by bringing them all to one place, he's also created an irresistible target for the young Moriarty. The Strange Case Of The End Of Civilization As We Know It also features guest appearances by Denholm Elliott, Ron Moody, Connie Booth, and Bert Kwouk. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
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NR
Genre:
Comedy
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Cast

John Cleese
as Arthur Sherlock Holmes
Arthur Lowe
as William Watson
Ron Moody
as Dr. Gropinger
Holly Palance
as Air Hostess
Joss Ackland
as President
Christopher Asante
as African Delegate
Denholm Elliott
as English Delegate
Nick Tate
as 1st Australian
Josephine Tewson
as Miss Hoskins
Burt Kwouk
as Chinese Delegate
Stratford Johns
as Chief Commissioner
Connie Booth
as Mrs. Hudson Francine Moriarty
Maria Charlès
as Tea Lady
Dudley Jones
as Hercule Poirot
Maurice Kaufmann
as Steve McGarrett
Paul Chapman
as McCloud
Derek Griffiths
as Bus Conductor
Edmund Pegge
as 2nd Australian
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A dreadful mess that at a meager 55 minutes still feels too long.

Full Review… | May 13, 2007
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