Tommy Callahan Jr. is a slow-witted, clumsy guy who recently graduated college after attending for seven years. His father, Big Tom Callahan, owns an auto parts factory in Ohio. When Tommy arrives back home, he finds he has a position at the factory waiting for him. His dad also introduces Tommy to the new brake pad division of the factory and to Tommy's soon-to-be stepmother, Beverly, and her son Paul. But when Big Tom dies, the factory threatens to go under unless the new brake pads are to be sold. Therefore, Tommy must go on the road to sell them, along with the assistance of Richard, Big Tom's right-hand man. Will Tommy save the company, or will the factory, and the town, go under? Written by
If at first you don't succeed, lower your standards.
Did You Know?
The lunch box young Tommy is carrying at the beginning of the film while running for the school bus is a Brady Bunch lunch box. See more
In the beginning of the movie, Tommy rushes to take his American History Final. The first question is "Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and __________ Hancock were Framers of the Constitution." Tommy puts Herbie instead of "John." However, while Madison was at the Constitutional Convention, Hancock and Jefferson were not. In fact, Jefferson was in France as our Ambassador to that nation. See more
[Richard sees a trash bag with tape wrapped around it coming out of the plane
Oh, that has to be you. Spray that thing for bugs?
It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
By Michael Stipe
(as John Michael Stipe), Bill Berry
(as William Berry), Peter Buck
, and Mike Mills
Performed by R.E.M.
Courtesy of I.R.S. Records See more