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?
Original working title was Billy the Third: A Midwestern . However Lorne Michaels was also working on Billy Madison and insisted the change. Other names considered included Fat Chance and XL before settling on Tommy Boy. See more
When driving to McKeesport, PA "Tommy" and "Richard" hit a deer. The type of deer that is hit is a Mule Deer and they are only found in the Western States, not in eastern state of Pennsylvania. See more
Honey? Look at this human bomb on the news.
Ted Nelson, Customer
Huh? Oh yeah, I buy brake pads off him. I thought we were watching cartoons.
By Juan Carlos Calderón
(as Juan Carlos Calderon)
Performed by Mocedades
Courtesy of BMG
[sung along to by Chris Farley
(uncredited) and David Spade
(uncredited) while it plays on the car radio] See more