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Who's Harry Crumb? (1989)

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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
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.

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Comedy | Crime | Mystery

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Release Date:

3 February 1989 (USA)  »

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Who's Harry Crumb?  »

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$10,982,364 (USA)
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Trivia

The make and model of Harry Crumb (John Candy)'s car was a red 1973 Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado. See more »

Goofs

When Harry first eyes the paper shredder in his new office, the collection bag is empty. After feeding a small card into the machine, and getting his necktie caught in it, the bag is suddenly full of paper scraps. See more »

Quotes

Harry Crumb: What's this? An egg?
Eliot Draison: It's a pterodactyl egg. It's fossilized. It's 90 million years old. In the entire world, only two of these have ever been found.
Harry Crumb: You know, that may be worth something.
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Just take it for what it is...and the real quality shall shine!
30 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Well, having lived in 5 countries, understanding 4 kinds of humors and seen thousands of movies in three lingo, I can say that this movie is a good laugh! And nothing more as it was not created to be more.

John Candy was an amazing guy in comedy because he could bring you from tears to laughs to thinking moments. His legacy is to take a good laugh and make life an easier one by understanding how to use the positivity to have a sense of humor!

I have seen from Uncle Buck to Planes, trains and Automobiles, and John is talented. Even the series CAmp Candy as cartoons for the environment was putting the C in cool. After all, at least he did something about it...Do we?

This movie is a must for a good slapstick and a no brainer: just what you need after a hard day work...


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