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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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Cast

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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)  »

Also Known As:

Vem är Harry Crumb?  »

Box Office

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$10,982,364 (USA)
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Trivia

One of four 1989 movies starring actor-comedian John Candy first released during that year. The other movies were Uncle Buck (1989), Cannonball Fever (1989) and the made-for-television The Rocket Boy (1989). See more »

Goofs

During the car chase, just after Harry's car breaks free, camera mounting equipment is visible on the driver's side of Vince and Helen's car. 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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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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If this movie were a bomb it would blow up laughing!
18 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

Simply hilarious. I think the reviewers that gave this movie bad rankings were pretty sour old men. This was a great movie the first time you watch it. After that, it gets dry (as most movies do). But the first time is what counts. And the first time I watched it I was a little lad with a broken leg from skiing stuck on the coach since I couldn't get up and was switching around and ended up with the movie and I could not stop laughing! I laughed so much I rebroke the bone, haha, no, not quite. But, I think you get the idea. John Candy is phenomenal. Though many of the comedy scenes are not entirely original they are done better than anyone else can do them by the late John Candy. Fun for the family ; ) Little kids won't understand alot of the dirty humor ; )


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