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Who's Harry Crumb? (1989)


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Release Date: Feb 3, 1989 Wide



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John Candy's popularity from his appearances on the Canadian television series Second City TV did not translate into film success until he made the John Hughes comedy Uncle Buck. Who's Harry Crumb? was released just before the more well-known film, and some SCTV regulars make cameo appearances. In this farcical comedy, Candy plays bumbling Harry Crumb, scion of a family of great detectives, who works as a trainee in the agency his legendary grandparents founded. His slimey boss Eliot Draisen


Mystery & Suspense, Comedy

Mar 7, 2000

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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An outlandishly fluffy whodunnit farce that generates its inspired nuttiness from the likable John Candy.

January 20, 2006

Love the late, great John Candy? Me too. Let's honor the funnyman by never seeing this movie again.

January 15, 2003 Full Review Source:

O slogan do filme é 'Nervos de aço. Corpo de ferro. Cérebro de pedra.'. A quem os produtores estavam se referindo? A Crumb ou a nós, pobres espectadores?

May 31, 2002 Full Review Source: Cinema em Cena
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Audience Reviews for Who's Harry Crumb?

Bit of 80's stupidity. Sometimes that's just the thing...
December 17, 2012

Super Reviewer

The ever lovable John Candy manages to make you smile throughout this film despite it being somewhat childish with some pretty lame predictable visual gags. A simple plot involving an inept private eye trying to uncover a kidnapping and inadvertently succeeding through his own blundering, a slight copy of 'The Pink Panther' methinks but its a fun little farce giving Candy the oppertunity to try many character disguises....think 'Fletch'.

Its all very silly yet likeable as Candy uses his girth in all manner of ways to make you chuckle, classic 80's actor Jeff Jones is the perfect dastardly foil to Candy with Tim Thomerson in an unusual role as a slightly useless badguy henchman.
Overall you are lead through a nice array of amusing sequences which are fun, I won't lie and say they are great and hilarious simply because Candy is the star ergo they must be great as that isn't the case, if this film had been made today it would probably be long forgotten very very quickly but that also does testify to the skill and charm of Candy.

Not his best film but its up there in the top five.
July 14, 2011

Super Reviewer

Who's Harry Crumb? Well, it's a fun guy, but you really don't want see him. You know what i meen?
May 27, 2011
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

One of Candy's funniest performances for me. Plus, the rest of the cast is perfect. The story is a bit predictable, but it's highly enjoyable, and I recommend this movie.
April 5, 2011

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    1. Harry Crumb: A book cover is only skin deep. Sometimes you have to read every word to get the whole picture.
    – Submitted by Dann M (19 months ago)
    1. Harry Crumb: I've been so thoroughly trained that I don't even have to think before I speak.
    – Submitted by Dann M (19 months ago)
    1. Man in Apartment: Get your butt up there Sabu! More coins!
    – Submitted by Melissa B (3 years ago)
    1. Harry Crumb: Maybe your eyes are playing tricks on me! [Chuckles]
    – Submitted by Briain d (3 years ago)
    1. Harry Crumb: (In Salon). Too tight, too loose, too fluffy!
    2. Dennis Kimball: You don't like what you see?
    3. Harry Crumb: Only I am the judge of that.
    4. Dennis Kimball: Of course.
    5. Harry Crumb: Of course!
    – Submitted by Briain d (3 years ago)
    1. Harry Crumb: I am Dejoul Dilliouje.
    2. Suki's Salon Receptionist: Could you spell that please?
    3. Harry Crumb: I don't think so. Try it with a 'D'.
    – Submitted by Briain d (3 years ago)
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