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Who's Harry Crumb? (1989)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Mystery  |  3 February 1989 (USA)
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Harry Crumb is a bumbling and inept private investigator who is hired to solve the kidnapping of a young heiress which he's not expected to solve because his employer is the mastermind behind the kidnapping.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Eliot Draisen
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Vince Barnes
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P.J. Downing
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Nikki Downing
Valri Bromfield ...
Detective Casey
Doug Steckler ...
Dwayne
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Jennifer Downing (as Renee Coleman)
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Tim
Tamsin Kelsey ...
Marie
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Doorman
Fiona Roeske ...
Crumb Receptionist
Lori O'Byrne ...
Karen
Michele Goodger ...
Mrs. MacIntyre (as Michelle Goodger)
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Storyline

Harry is the latest generation of the Crumbs, famous and extremely talented detectives. Unfortunately talent seems to have skipped a generation and Harry is reduced to "gumshoe" work at a remote branch of the Crumb detective agency. Back at headquarters, Crumb executive Elliot Draison hatches an evil plan which requires the inclusion of an incompetent detective. With Harry Crumb on the case Draison thinks everything will run fine for him. Despite his best efforts Crumb actually makes some headway in the case... Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Nerves of steel. Body of iron. Brain of stone.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Mystery

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

3 February 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Vem är Harry Crumb?  »

Box Office

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$10,982,364 (USA)
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Did You Know?

Trivia

According to 'Time Out', John "Candy makes the transition from sidekick to stardom" in this movie. See more »

Goofs

As Harry falls out of the vent and onto the apartment manager, knocking him out, the side of the apartment manager's face is different, meaning a stunt double was used. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. MacIntyre: [looking at photos of her husband cheating on her] You idiot! These pictures are of me!
[Harry Crumb falls backwards in his chair]
Harry Crumb: What? Let me see those.
Mrs. MacIntyre: Give them here.
Harry Crumb: Not so fast. I've had my eye on you for a while, lady. I knew you were up to something, and here's my proof: it was you who was having an affair with your husband all along!
Mrs. MacIntyre: What?
Harry Crumb: I've uncovered some pretty low schemes in my time. But secretly hiring me to take pornographic pictures of you and your sleazeball husband is as low ...
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Connections

Spoofed in Family Guy: Mr. Griffin Goes to Washington (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

On Your Side Tonight
Music by Michel Colombier
Lyrics by Kathy Wakefield
Produced by Michel Colombier
Performed by Richard Martin-Ross (as Richard Martin Ross)
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not as bad as many say it is
23 July 2003 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

This is one of the better John Candy movies out there, if that isn't damning with faint praise. It's not terrific, but it definitely will tickle your funny bone if you're in the right mood. The only real flaw is the soundtrack, which doesn't accentuate the humor enough. If you enjoy comedies about cute moronic characters who are too blind to see their own faults, you will love this.


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