Who’s Harry Crumb? (1989)

Who’s Harry Crumb? (1989)

Released: 1989
Genre: Comedy, Genre, Mystery
Director: Paul Flaherty
Starring: Annie Potts, Jeffrey Jones, John Candy, ,
Run time: 94 min
IMDb: 5.8/10
Country: USA
Views: 61627


Harry is the latest generation of the Crumbs, famous and extremely talented detectives. Unfortunately talent seems to have skipped a generation and Harry is reduced to “gumshoe” work at a remote branch of the Crumb detective agency. Back at headquarters, Crumb executive Elliot Draison hatches an evil plan which requires the inclusion of an incompetent detective. With Harry Crumb on the case Draison thinks everything will run fine for him. Despite his best efforts Crumb actually makes some headway in the case…
Written by
Murray Chapman <[email protected]>
User Reviews: To say that Harry Crumb is not your average detective would be an understatement. He’s the sort a guy who doesn’t really take anything seriously. Is this an ideal part for Candy? Of course. The film has many funny moments, and doesn’t have a single character that’s uninteresting. The movie might not always make sense, but it is never a boring one. And yes, it is predictable, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing in a slapstick comedy. Shawnee Smith (from TV’s ‘Becker’) isn’t given much to do beyond assisting Candy. I do think the movie gets a little bogged down in trying to explain who the kidnapper actually is.

*** out of ****

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