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 role of Helen,the waitress was originally to be played by 'Rosanne' but she was busy at the time, and unable to appear in the film. See more
In the scene where Tommy and Richard stay at the Deer Glen Hotel, Richard makes a comment to Tommy about the moths inside of the hotel room. If you look closely you can see a member of the crew's hand throwing moths in the air at the base of the lamp behind the end table. See more
D+?... Oh, my God... I passed! I passed! Oh, man!
I got a D+! I'm gonna graduate!
[hugging a stranger
I wish we'd known each other... this is a little awkward.
I got a D+! I'm gonna graduate! Give me five!
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