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John Candy's popularity from his appearances on the Canadian television series John Candy did not translate into film success until he made the John Hughes comedy John Hughes. 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. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi

  • Release date:February 3, 1989

Cast

John Candy
as Harry Crumb
Jeffrey Jones
as Eliot Draisen
Annie Potts
as Helen Downing
Tim Thomerson
as Vince Barnes
Barry Corbin
as P.J. Downing
Shawnee Smith
as Nikki Downing
Valri Bromfield
as Detective Casey
Doug Steckler
as Dwayne
Renee Coleman
as Jennifer Downing
Wesley Mann
as Tim, the Butler
Fiona Roeske
as Crumb Receptionist
Lyle Alzado
as Man in Apartment
Stephen Young
as Interior Decorator
James Belushi
Manny Perry
as Cop in Car
Tamsin Kelsey
as Marie
Joe Flaherty
as Doorman
Lori O'Byrne
as Karen
Michelle Goodger
as Mrs. MacIntyre
Beverley Elliott
as Joanne
P. Lynn Johnson
as Kelly
Peter Yunker
as Jeffrey Brandt
Brenda Crichlow
as Suki's Salon Receptionist
Garwin Sanford
as Dennis Kimball
Tony Dakota
as Freddy
Rob Morton
as Airport Cop
Marcel Maillard
as Chauffeur
Leslie Ewen
as Airport X-Ray Guard
Gary Hetherington
as Lover
Patrick McKenna
as TV Man
Daliah Bache
as TV Woman
Eve Smith
as Elderly Woman
Tino Insana
as Smokey
Frank Casado
as Salesman
Deanna Oliver
as Woman in Apartment
Ira Miller
as Accountant
Karen Leigh Hopkins
as Office Worker
Manny Perry
as Cop in Car
Marcel Maillard
as Chauffeur
Peter Yunker
as Jeffrey Brandt
Gary Hetherington
as Lover
Ira Miller
as Accountant
Lori O'Byrne
as Karen
Michelle Goodger
as Mrs. MacIntyre
Deanna Oliver
as Woman in Apartment
Tino Insana
as Smokey
Rob Morton
as Airport Cop
Joe Flaherty
as Doorman
Tamsin Kelsey
as Marie
Brenda Crichlow
as Suki's Salon Receptionist
Frank Casado
as Salesman
Eve Smith
as Elderly Woman
Tony Dakota
as Freddy
Garwin Sanford
as Dennis Kimball
Leslie Ewen
as Airport X-Ray Guard
Daliah Bache
as TV Woman
P. Lynn Johnson
as Kelly
Beverley Elliott
as Joanne
Patrick McKenna
as TV Man

Crew

Paul Flaherty
Director
Robert Conte
Screenwriter
Peter Martin Wortmann
Screenwriter
Stephen M. Katz
Cinematographer
Michel Colombier
Composer (Music Score)
Stephen Geaghan
Art Director
Arnon Milchan
Co-producer
George W. Perkins
Co-producer
Les Kimber
Associate Producer
John Candy
Executive Producer
Elizabeth Wilcox
Set Designer
Marit Allen
Costume Designer
Jan Newman
Makeup
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