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Who's Harry Crumb? (1989)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Mystery | 3 February 1989 (USA)
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
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Detective Casey
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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
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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 | 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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A number of Canada's Second City TV (SCTV) regulars made cameo appearances in the movie. See more »

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While speaking with Mrs. MacIntyre, oranges fall from the tree in Harry's office. When the first one falls, a crew member's hand briefly appears, pushing the orange off the table. See more »

Quotes

Helen Downing: I hate being poor.
Vince Barnes: Agh... we've still got each other babe. - singing - They say our love won't pay the rent; before its earned our money's all been spent. I got you babe... woah, hey, now... I got you babe.
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silly but hit my funny bone square-on
15 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

They had to take me to the emergency room; I was laughing so hard they thought I'd gone crazy. It turns out my brain was knocked out of joint by the hilarious gags--gags that should never have been funny to a reasonable person, but I wasn't trying to be reasonable at the time.

Harry's asinine comments make him look like a real ass but he isn't. Once you get that, it's easy to get into the humor. That's John Candy's genius; his ability to humanize a variety of unlikely or impossible characters and make us love them even if we don't believe them. this is party because of the expressiveness of his face but also because of his indefinable comic spark.

Harry Crump is a great comic impossibility. Don't watch it if you prefer to keep you dignity.


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