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.
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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Tim Thomerson and Shawnee Smith were both in Iron Eagle (1986). See more »
When Vince and Helen drive towards the dumpster where Elliot parked, part of the camera crew is reflected in the rear view mirror right before Vince's face comes into view. See more »
[Harry and Nikki are having a heart-to-heart conversation, while out on a drive]
You know, Nikki, you and I are a lot alike. We're both travelling through life...
[He presses the brake pedal and nothing happens]
... IN A CAR WITH NO BRAKES!
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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 »
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...
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