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.
Fred P. Chaney receives as inheritance after the death of his mother a speaking horse that also has good knowledge about the stock-market. With the help of this horse Fred gains a lot at ... See full summary »
Phoebe and fellow American Julian Peters meet in Rome, find a lost dog, and agree to return it to Monte Carlo to split the five thousand dollar reward. Discovering the dog's owner dead, ... See full summary »
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 <email@example.com>
This is John Candy's Fletch: playing a clumsy, endearing title character investigating (one a reporter, the other a private eye) a rich family's problem, and using various disguises along the way. Even the soundtrack is similar. See more »
As the plane is taxiing from the gate the pilot announces that they will be flying at 32,000 ft. In 1989 that altitude was unusable. Above 29,000 ft altitudes were assigned in 2,000 ft increments, so after 29,000 you went to 31,000 then 33,000 and so on. See more »
[At LAX, Harry manages to break open the door to the control room, albeit Harry getting hit in the process, to see a chained-up Eliot, the actual mastermind behind the kidnapping of Jennifer Downing, with masking tape around his mouth]
[two LAPD cops stare at Eliot, now seemly defeated]
[smirks and smiles]
Don't think I didn't know what was going on in your mind.
You didn't I could figure it out, did ya, Eliot? You didn't think I was up to the challenge. Now you ...
[...] See more »
The British TV version included a scene near the end when John Candy is on top of a vehicle chasing after an aeroplane about to take off. The co-pilot looks out of the window, sees him and says, "What the fuck?!". This scene was not present in UK cinema and video releases which were cut to receive a PG rating, though the word was restored for the 12-rated 2008 Sony DVD. See more »
Just take it for what it is...and the real quality shall shine!
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...
12 of 17 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this