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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)  »

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Vem är Harry Crumb?  »

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$10,982,364 (USA)
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Trivia

The picture was filmed during May, June and July 1988. 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

Harry Crumb: My reputation precedes me. Otherwise I'd be late for all my appointments.
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Soundtracks

I Got You (I Feel Good)
Written by James Brown
Performed by James Brown
Courtesy of Polygram Special Projects, a division of Polygram Records, Inc.
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John Candy: We'll certainly miss 'ya
28 April 2002 | by (Tucson, AZ) – See all my reviews

John Candy's best film, by far. Granted, he's been in such classics like Uncle Buck, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, and Little Shop of Horrors, but this is a film where he had to completely stand alone as THE MAN. Campy, fun and entertaining, this film is a great find for anyone who loves old-school comedies. As for those who like American Pie and There's Something About Mary, its best you go back under your rocks.


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