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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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Gross USA:

$10,982,364
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Cans of Coca-Cola are seen been drunk as product placements in this movie on at least a couple of occasions, one of them being Diet Coke. The movie was made by Tri-Star Pictures which was a division of Columbia Pictures which was owned by the Coca-Cola company. Around 1985, home video cassettes of Ghostbusters (1984) had been released with an advertisement for Coke on the tapes. See more »

Goofs

When Detective Casey begins following the ransom money, camera and crew are reflected in the vehicle windows as he drives away. See more »

Quotes

Eliot Draison: [Harry is showing Elliot photographic evidence of Hellen Downing having an affair. However, Harry is not aware that the man in the photos is Elliot himself, not the apartment's owner, Vince Barnes, who is also a lover of Hellen's. The photos clearly show Elliot's face, and Elliot is amused by Harry's ignorance] You haven't looked at these have you?
Harry Crumb: No. I was there!
[Both men laugh]
Harry Crumb: You'd think an athletic guy like Vince Barnes would have a big dingus
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Referenced in There's Nothing Out There (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

I Got You (I Feel Good)
Written by James Brown
Performed by James Brown
Courtesy of Polygram Special Projects, a division of Polygram Records, Inc.
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Just take it for what it is...and the real quality shall shine!
30 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

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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