Who's Harry Crumb?

  • Film
  • Comedy
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Candy makes the transition from sidekick to stardom as Harry Crumb, bumbling private eye. The plot is a lightweight concotion for a heavyweight hero, concerning the kidnapped daughter of multi-millionaire PJ Downing (Corbin). The incompetent sleuth has been given the assignment because the corrupt head of the investigation agency (Jones) is involved in the kidnapping and has every confidence that Crumb will fail. But, as always in such cases, stupidity triumphs over cynicism. Things plod to their inevitable conclusion, helped along by the script's assortment of stereotypical underdogs and manipulators, and with Candy hamming up the oppourtunity to get into lots of tight spots while wearing funny disguises. At their silliest, such moments actually provide light relief from an otherwise unremarkable comedy caper.

Release details

Duration: 90 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Paul Flaherty
Screenwriter: Robert Conte, Peter Martin Wortmann
Cast: John Candy
Jeffrey Jones
Annie Potts
Tim Thowerson
Barry Corbin
Shawnee Smith
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