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?
According to David Spade
, he and Chris Farley
got into a physical altercation on the set. Spade had gone out for a drink with Rob Lowe
the night before. Farley had become very jealous and angrily repeated "How's Rob Lowe?". David got so fed up with Chris hounding him on the subject that he threw his Diet Coke on him, to which Chris responded by throwing David into a wall and down the stairs. After the fight, Spade walked off the set and refused to continue filming. The pair would sometimes go for hours without talking to each other, talk to each other through the director, etc. See more
Near the beginning, when Tommy's dad shows Tommy his office, the door reads "Thomas R. Callahan III." At the end of the movie, when Tommy is being introduced as the new President, he is introduced as "Tom Callahan Jr." See more
[after watching Ray Zalinski car commercial
Hmmm. He seems like a nice guy.
This is the guy trying to buy the company, not to mention put you out on the street, and all you can say is,
"Hmmm, he seems like a nice guy!"
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By Willie Nelson
Performed by Patsy Cline
Courtesy of MCA Records See more