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 »
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 »
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 »
'Who's Harry Crumb' rests on the shoulders of the brilliant John Candy. The late comedy legend rules the show, with a lovable, hilarious performance, that appeals entirely.
'Who's Harry Crumb' Synopsis: 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.
'Who's Harry Crumb' is funny in parts. Some jokes are silly, some laugh-out-loud funny & some are pretty lame. But, in totality, the humor works for its targeted audience - the kids & the kids at heart. Its a passable one-time watch.
The Screenplay is flawed, but some memorable moments do the trick. Paul Flaherty's Direction is decent. Cinematography is standard. Editing & Art Design are okay.
Performance-Wise: Its John Candy all the way. As Harry Crumb, the late comedy legend doesn't miss a beat & delivers in every sequence. He's the soul of the film. Amongst the supporting cast, Jeffrey Jones is terrific.
On the whole, 'Who's Harry Crumb' is a must for John Candy Fans.
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