Part mystery and part comedy, this film tackles the origins of the world’s most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes. Here, Holmes is depicted as an invention of Dr. John Watson (Ben Kingsley), who acts as if Holmes really exists. But when Holmes’s popularity grows, Dr. Watson finds himself inundated with requests for detective service. In need of help, Dr. Watson hires a bumbling local actor (Michael Caine) to masquerade as the great detective.
Thom Eberhardt (born March 7, 1947) is an American film director, producer and writer. Eberhardt has won two awards and two nominations. He is most noted for his work on Captain Ron, Honey, I Blew Up the Kid, and the cult classic Night of the Comet. —Wikipedia