Who's Harry Crumb?

Who's Harry Crumb?

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Director: Paul Flaherty

Cast: John Candy, Jeffrey Jones, Annie Potts

     
 

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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

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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 (Jeffrey Jones) assigns the inept young detective to find the kidnapped daughter of a multi-millionaire. The plot twist is that Draisen doesn't want the kidnappers found, for reasons of his own. While Crumb blithely bumbles along through various mishaps, Draisen tries to put the moves on the millionaire's wife (Annie Potts). Fans of Candy will probably enjoy this film, which he dominates with his comedic talents and (literally) large presence.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/03/1997
UPC:
0043396670136
Original Release:
1989
Rating:
PG-13
Source:
Sony Pictures

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Candy Harry Crumb
Jeffrey Jones Eliot Draisen
Annie Potts Helen Downing
Tim Thomerson Vince Barnes
Barry Corbin P.J. Downing
Shawnee Smith Nikki Downing
Valri Bromfield Detective Casey
Doug Steckler Dwayne
Renee Coleman Jennifer Downing
Wesley Mann Tim, the Butler
Fiona Roeske Crumb Receptionist
Lyle Alzado Man in Apartment
Stephen Young Interior Decorator
Jim Belushi Actor
Manny Perry Cop in Car
Tamsin Kelsey Marie
Joe Flaherty Doorman
Lori O'Byrne Karen
Michelle Goodger Mrs. MacIntyre
Beverley Elliott Joanne
P. Lynn Johnson Kelly
Peter Yunker Jeffrey Brandt
Brenda Crichlow Suki's Salon Receptionist
Garwin Sanford Dennis Kimball
Tony Dakota Freddy
Rob Morton Airport Cop
Marcel Maillard Chauffeur
Leslie Ewen Airport X-Ray Guard
Gary Hetherington Lover
Patrick McKenna TV Man
Daliah Bache TV Woman
Eve Smith Elderly Woman
Tino Insana Smokey
Frank T. Hernandez Salesman
Frank Casado Salesman
Cyndi Lee Rice Stewardess
Deanna Oliver Woman in Apartment
Ira Miller Accountant
Karen Leigh Hopkins Office Worker

Technical Credits
Paul Flaherty Director
Jerry R. Allen Costumes/Costume Designer
Marit Allen Costumes/Costume Designer
John Candy Executive Producer
Michel Colombier Score Composer
Robert Conte Screenwriter
Bill Ferguson Stunts
Stephen Geaghan Art Director
Danford B. Greene Editor
Dewey Gene Grigg Special Effects
Stephen M. Katz Cinematographer
Les Kimber Associate Producer
Arnon Milchan Co-producer
Jan Newman Makeup
Ben Nye Makeup
George W. Perkins Co-producer
Elizabeth Wilcox Set Decoration/Design
Trevor Williams Production Designer
Peter Martin Wortmann Screenwriter

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Who's Harry Crumb? 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'I know one thing...We find that crazy typewriter, we'll find our kidnapper.' is a great quote by John Candy in this fun-filled film, Who's Harry Crumb?. Very catchy title. Great performance by John Candy. Only John Candy can shine in this role of Harry Crumb despite the fact most of the other actors' performances have been sub-par. The comedy is inconsistent. When the moment arrives for a laugh, it is well worth it. Good lines. Great jokes but far few in this film. Almost a rip-off copy of the film Fletch when I noticed John Candy pulling off jokes while being different characters other than Harry Crumb. One character stands out to be the best disguise is John Candy's Deszu Djizlas. When asked how to spell his name, Deszu Djizlas replied, 'I don't think so. Try it with a 'D'.'. A well-done effort to bring out a typical fun John Candy film. It was worth my time.
oldies-goodies More than 1 year ago
Funny, slapstick comedy that the family can enjoy!!