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Who's Harry Crumb? (1989)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Mystery | 3 February 1989 (USA)
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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Harry Crumb
... Eliot Draisen
... Helen Downing
... Vince Barnes
... P.J. Downing
... Nikki Downing
... Detective Casey
Doug Steckler ... Dwayne
... Jennifer Downing (as Renee Coleman)
... Tim
... Marie
... Doorman
Fiona Roeske ... Crumb Receptionist
Lori O'Byrne ... Karen
... 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 | Mystery

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3 February 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Quem é Harry Crumb?  »

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$10,982,364
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1.85 : 1
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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

When Harry takes the pictures of Elliot and Helen from inside the vent, he is at angle far away from them. When he shows the pictures to Elliot later, the pictures show that they were taken from a closer point of view and from the side. See more »

Quotes

Harry Crumb: [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 break pedal and nothing happens]
Harry Crumb: ... IN A CAR WITH NO BREAKS!
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Connections

Spoofed in Family Guy: Mr. Griffin Goes to Washington (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

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
Courtesy of Motown Records
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If this movie were a bomb it would blow up laughing!
18 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

Simply hilarious. I think the reviewers that gave this movie bad rankings were pretty sour old men. This was a great movie the first time you watch it. After that, it gets dry (as most movies do). But the first time is what counts. And the first time I watched it I was a little lad with a broken leg from skiing stuck on the coach since I couldn't get up and was switching around and ended up with the movie and I could not stop laughing! I laughed so much I rebroke the bone, haha, no, not quite. But, I think you get the idea. John Candy is phenomenal. Though many of the comedy scenes are not entirely original they are done better than anyone else can do them by the late John Candy. Fun for the family ; ) Little kids won't understand alot of the dirty humor ; )


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