The Strange Case of the End of Civilization As We Know it

The Strange Case of the End of Civilization As We Know it

Director: Joseph McGrath Cast: John Cleese, Arthur Lowe, Ron Moody


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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 supervillain announces across the globe that the world will come to an end in five days unless 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 Burt Kwouk.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/15/2003
UPC: 0032031166394
Original Release: 1977
Rating: NR
Source: White Star
Region Code: 0
Sound: [Dolby Digital Surround]
Time: 0:55:00

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Cleese Arthur Sherlock Holmes
Arthur Lowe William Watson
Ron Moody Dr. Gropinger
Holly Palance Air Hostess
Joss Ackland President
Bill Mitchell Klein
Christopher Asante African Delegate
Denholm Elliott English Delegate
Nick Tate 1st Australian
Josephine Tewson Miss Hoskins
Burt Kwouk Chinese Delegate
Stratford Johns Chief Commissioner
Connie Booth Mrs. Hudson, Francine Moriarty
Maria Charles Tea Lady
Dudley Jones Hercule Poirot
Kenneth Benda M
Maurice Kaufmann Steve McGarrett
Paul Chapman McCloud
Derek Griffiths Bus Conductor
Edmund Pegge 2nd Australian

Technical Credits
Joseph McGrath Director,Screenwriter
John Cleese Screenwriter
Rusty Coppleman Editor
Ken Higgins Cinematographer
Jack Hobbs Screenwriter
Hazel Pethig Costumes/Costume Designer
Ivor Slaney Score Composer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Part 1: A Bad Case of Jet Lag [3:34]
2. Today Gropinger, Tomorrow the World [4:16]
3. Police Conference [4:22]
4. Holmes and Watson Meet the Commissioner [8:47]
5. Part 2: Goodbye, Commissioner [2:50]
6. A Free Ride [2:09]
7. Moriarity Will Stop at Nothing [6:30]
8. Part 3: Watching the Detectives [9:06]
9. Good Lord! [5:35]
10. Holmes-Moriarity Redux [5:28]
11. Credits [1:57]

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