Nerves of Steel. Body of Iron. Brain of Stone.
John Candy is bigger, better and more bumbling than ever as the hilarious Harry Crumb – a big-hearted, soft-headed private eye and mixed-up master of disguise. When Harry, the last of the great sleuthing Crumbs – and the last person in the firm to ever get an assignment – finally gets a shot at a frontpage kidnapping, it's only because his beady-eyed boss Eliot Drasen (Jeffery Jones) doesn't want the case solved. At stake is the gorgeous daughter of multi-millionare P.J. Downing, a $10 million ransom, and Eliots's hot-to-trot mistress (Annie Potts). Attired in a bizarre array of goofball disguises, from a Hungarian hairdresser to a hefty housewife – Harry is bound, gagged and determined to crack the case and prove that when it comes to crime, he's one Crumb that won't be swept under the carpet.