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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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Vince Barnes
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P.J. Downing
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Nikki Downing
Valri Bromfield ...
Detective Casey
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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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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

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 Allmovie, the picture in the USA was "released just before the more well-known film" of John Candy's Uncle Buck (1989). See more »

Goofs

The ransom money is paid in $1,000 bills, which went out of circulation in 1969. While $1,000 bills were still available in 1989, they were very rare and cost more than $1,000. No one would've paid a $10 million ransom in $1,000 bills at that time. See more »

Quotes

Harry Crumb: [impersonating a Hungarian hairdresser] I am Djour Djilios.
Suki's Salon Receptionist: Could you spell that please?
Harry Crumb: I don't think so. Try it with a "D".
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Big Fun (Harry Crumb)
Written by Jon Lind, Phil Galdston and David Was
Produced by Don Was, Jon Lind and Phil Galdston
Performed by The Temptations
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One of Candy's best
6 December 2002 | by (Detroit, Michigan) – See all my reviews

If you're a fan of the late John Candy (as I am) you will most likely love this movie. Candy stars as Harry Crumb, a bumbling detective who comes from a line of great detectives. In his investigations, he uses a great many disguises (much like Chevy Chase in "Fletch"). Crumb is totally clueless, and Candy really takes a funny script and makes it even more funny. The movie doesn't take itself too seriously, and neither should the viewer. I give this a 9 out of 10 because it kept me laughing the whole way through.


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