Who's Harry Crumb?


Action / Comedy / Mystery

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Annie Potts Photo
Annie Potts as Helen Downing
John Candy Photo
John Candy as Harry Crumb
Barry Corbin Photo
Barry Corbin as P.J. Downing
Shawnee Smith Photo
Shawnee Smith as Nikki Downing
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779.23 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 34 min
P/S 1 / 3
1.45 GB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 34 min
P/S 4 / 10

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by elo-equipamentos6 / 10

Clumsy and often funny Candy!!

I'm glad to talk about of John Candy, l have almost all his movies, even those that weren't so funny, but in this case when he was at its peak of his career is quite good, playing the character as he likes, clumsy fat guy, not so smart not so stupid, but often funny and enjoyable, in this movie he has the opportunity to prove his worth in a agency that take his family's name, working in a kidnapped case, all embarrassing situations end up a disaster like always, there's a lot of gags and jokes, anyhow l've enjoy the movie, sad to know that John Candy is no longer with us, we're very sorrow about his death.


First watch: 1992 / How many: 6 / Source: TV-Cable TV-DVD / Rating: 6,75

Reviewed by Scarecrow-887 / 10

Who's Harry Crumb?

While maybe not as funny as it once was for me when I was a kid, but Candy's dandy in this 80s star vehicle, overshadowed by Uncle Buck in the same year. He's a clueless (for the most part),bumbling private dick called on by kidnapping mastermind Jeffrey Jones who operates as boss of private investigation agency (Candy's ancestors started it but his Harry was working out of a modest Tulsa office with few clients) because he's considered so moronic he couldn't possibly solve the case. Jones wants Barry Corbin's gold-digger wife, Annie Potts (in rare sexpot role),and kidnaps the millionaire's model daughter for a hefty ransom. Shawnee Smith is Corbin's younger daughter, a wise young woman (she's gorgeous) who knows Potts is cheating on her dad, assisting Candy during the investigation. Tim Thomerson is dimbulb tennis pro lover of Potts, helping her plot to kill Corbin. Valri Bromfield is Candy's rival, an experienced cop who considers him out of his depth...their one-upsmanship, insults towards each other, and snarling glances make for fun moments. Candy gets to disguise himself in various characters in order to fish out the truth, including Indian air conditioning repairman, fried-spikey haired window washer, and bald European spa health inspector. Candy has good chemistry with Shawnee, and how he drives Jones crazy (pictures taken with him and Potts while in a ventilation shaft, and the incidents involving dinosaur bones, including pterodactyl egg) gets plenty of laughs. The ceiling fan, his problems with Corbin's fish and lures (and a dartboard mishap),incident involving mud bath and fake hair from his chest to face, trying to fit into a jockey phone booth, dinner table crotch footsies, pictures taken of folks in uncompromising situations that he fails to inspect, among other comedic goodies give Candy fans what they expect. Remember fondly a poster of this film on a rental store window when I was young. Candy made the most of these kinds of films, knowing exactly how to attack scenes where he's not the sharpest tool in the shed, while other times his uncanny memory and stumbling into the truth rescue him from total disaster. Plots for his comedies were average at best, but the cast for this one excels when opposite Candy. Thomerson steals his scenes as someone about as airheaded as Candy. Joe Flaherty, Candy's old pal from the SCTV days, directs this film and has a great cameo as a hotel proprietor who is surprised to find Candy flying at him out of ventilation shaft. The formula for many of these Candy comedies has him enduring slapsticky pratfalls and incidents that would embarrass most. His facial expressions, ad always, are priceless. He was a treasure.

Reviewed by Zedyeti8 / 10

Why the low rating?

This movie is hilarious especially if your a John candy fan. Sure it's not uncle buck but it's classic funny man candy. If you dislike it maybe you're taking it way too serious because it's great!

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