Who's Harry Crumb?

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Overview

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...
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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/10/2014
  • UPC: 683904533500
  • Original Release: 1989
  • Rating:

  • Source: Mill Creek Ent
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Color / Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Time: 1:29:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 4,275

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
Daliah Bache TV Woman
Jim Belushi
Frank Casado Salesman
Brenda Crichlow Suki's Salon Receptionist
Tony Dakota Freddy
Beverley Elliott Joanne
Leslie Ewen Airport X-Ray Guard
Joe Flaherty Doorman
Michelle Goodger Mrs. MacIntyre
Frank T. Hernandez Salesman
Gary Hetherington Lover
Karen Leigh Hopkins Office Worker
Tino Insana Smokey
P. Lynn Johnson Kelly
Tamsin Kelsey Marie
Marcel Maillard Chauffeur
Patrick McKenna TV Man
Ira Miller Accountant
Rob Morton Airport Cop
Rob Morton Airport Cop
Lori O'Byrne Karen
Deanna Oliver Woman in Apartment
Manny Perry Cop in Car
Cyndi Lee Rice Stewardess
Garwin Sanford Dennis Kimball
Eve Smith Elderly Woman
Peter Yunker Jeffrey Brandt
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 Jr. Makeup
George W. Perkins Co-producer
Elizabeth Wilcox Set Decoration/Design
Trevor Williams Production Designer
Peter Martin Wortmann Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Who's Harry Crumb?
1. Chapter 1 [19:12]
2. Chapter 2 [25:58]
3. Chapter 3 [27:22]
4. Chapter 4 [17:09]
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    For those who love John Candy humor...

    Funny, slapstick comedy that the family can enjoy!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    6 out of 10

    '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.

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