John Candy is bigger, better and more bumbling than ever as the hilarious Harry Crumb - a big-headed, soft-headed private eye and mix-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 front-page kidnapping, it's only because his beady-eyed boss, Eliot Draisen (Jeffrey Jones), doesn't want the case solved. At stake is the gorgeous daughter of multi-millionaire P.J. Downing, a $10 million ransom, and Eliot's 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.