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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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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
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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.

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Comedy | Crime | Mystery

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3 February 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Vem är Harry Crumb?  »

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$10,982,364 (USA)
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Trivia

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

Goofs

When Harry Crumb is undercover as the vice president of quality control at the spa, he smells the mud and gets some on his nose. A few seconds later, the mud is gone and his nose is clean. See more »

Quotes

[At LAX, Harry manages to break open the door to the control room, albeit Harry getting hit in the process, to see a chained-up Eliot, the actual mastermind behind the kidnapping of Jennifer Downing, with masking tape around his mouth]
Harry Crumb: [shocked] Eliot!
[two LAPD cops stare at Eliot, now seemly defeated]
Harry Crumb: [smirks and smiles] Don't think I didn't know what was going on in your mind.
[chuckles]
Harry Crumb: You didn't I could figure it out, did ya, Eliot? You didn't think I was up to the challenge. Now you ...
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Referenced in The Holiday (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Holding Out For A Hero
Written by Jim Steinman and Dean Pitchford
Performed by Bonnie Tyler
Courtesy of Paramount Pictures Corporation
Bonnie Tyler performs courtesy of CBS Records
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10 September 2002 | by (Las Vegas, NV) – See all my reviews

One of my favorite comedies, Who's Harry Crumb is the story of a bumbling private detective played by John Candy, who uses a number of disguises throughout the film. Jeffrey Jones is excellent as Elliot Dreisen. A relatively clean movie, the comedy revolves around Harry and his earnestness and naivete you could say. A lot of viewers will laugh at Harry, but I laugh with him as he tracks down the kidnappers - and find them he will! A number of good lines, interesting dialogue, funny disguises, and cool cameos. Plus this movie actually makes Annie Potts a believable sex object. A very easy 10 for me!


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