There's nothing great about Sherlock: Undercover Dog, other than the red headed girl in the middle of the picture above. The boy is Billy, the girl is Emma and the dog is Sherlock Bones. Emma's great. She's illegitimate and she pretty straight forward. She has the best lines and young girl's a pretty good actress. It's a pretty standard "kid's foil smuggler's" plot. I've been seeing a lot of this type of story lately, what with all the Enid Blyton material I've watched.
Sherlock is with his human, both work for Scotland Yard, and they're on Catalina Island investigating a drugs ring. The human gets captured but Sherlock escapes. Besides being a cop, Sherlock can talk but he doesn't talk to just anyone. He gets Billy to help him and then gets run over by Billy's Dad. It's at the pet hospital that Billy and Sherlock meet Emma. They get her to help them out. There's a low level romance plot thread with Emma's mom, the nice veterinarian and Billy's dad. Totally unneeded, really.
Sadly, dad is a bit of a big goof, he's incredibly clumsy, and kind of an idiot. His wife left him and took Billy to live with her before the movie starts. When it starts Billy is coming to visit his Dad on Catalina Island. Dad has been inventing a swimming turtle device that's is supposed to teach kids to swim. It's hardly evident how there might be money in that turtle but the remote controlled undersea device is a bit of a help catching the crooks. Dad had been hoping to sell the device to a company and be a success so that Billy might be able to live with him.
No matter, it all work out in the end, though I could have used less of the stupid dad stuff. I doubt if I will see it again. I'll save the DVD and place it in my Sherlock Holmes collection.I picked up the DVD for cheap because of the SH connection. I know, it's like I'm nuts some days, but at least I watched it. It helped to clean my mental pallet after 7 episodes of Wayward Pines all in a row, and I had a giggle or two. Mostly from Emma, when she talks.