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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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
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From the American Film Institute: "1988 was the wettest Vancouver spring in a century. Outdoor location shots were delayed, and even interior shots were adversely affected. The city's skyline needed to be visible through the window in Harry's office. After hours of balancing indoor and outdoor light, clouds would float and ruin a shot. Director of photography, Stephen Katz, solved the problem by placing crewmen with walkie talkies on the roof to alert him to approaching clouds." See more »
When Elliot is tied up in the hanging chair and Harry hits him with the door, Eliot swings around and his feet hit one of the equipment racks, causing the rack to wobble as if it were just a hollow shell. See more »
I hate being poor.
Agh... we've still got each other babe. - singing - They say our love won't pay the rent; before its earned our money's all been spent. I got you babe... woah, hey, now... I got you babe.
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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 »
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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